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bio website developmentfun.blogspot.com
location Charleston, WV
age 43
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Jan 27 at 21:55

I work for WV WV Office of EMS as a programmer and web developer. I've been programming since I was twelve. I use C#, Python, VB.net, VBA, VB6, C, C++ and SQL mostly.


Jan
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awarded  Good Answer
Mar
19
comment Why don't we auto-save for users instead of having them save manually?
@Nicholas, I have nothing to hide. If I store employee actions in electronic form, then the storage medium is discoverable for grievances (which I've never never filed on me, by the way) Why expose yourself to the hassle of losing your computer and files for a while while a lawyer goes fishing, when keeping a printed file copy of the actions in the employee's file avoids it all. I don't have a problem with auto-saving but the auto-overwriting of the good copy without the users direct approval. I said in my response that "I'm all for Auto-saving to a temp file..."
Mar
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awarded  Editor
Mar
18
revised Why don't we auto-save for users instead of having them save manually?
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Mar
18
comment Why don't we auto-save for users instead of having them save manually?
@Nicholas, I use the Word Processor as a typewriter, to generate a nicely-formatted paper copy, which is then stored in the employee's file. The electronic copy is then discarded. The reason they don't want us to save it, as any employee action documentation on a computer or shared drive opens that computer or share drive to discovery in case of a grievance.
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
5
comment Why don't we auto-save for users instead of having them save manually?
For some task-domains, it's not a bad concept. For others, it can be annoying. For others, it's just bad.
Aug
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awarded  Supporter
Aug
5
comment Why don't we auto-save for users instead of having them save manually?
@Monica, not only comprehensible, but quick, obvious and intuitive. I may be able to understand the seven clicks it would take to undo a doc save, but a "quit and discard" button would be better.
Aug
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Aug
4
answered Why don't we auto-save for users instead of having them save manually?
Aug
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awarded  Autobiographer