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🐌. Native speaker of American English. Linux user. Familiar with several programming languages in the procedural, OO, and functional paradigms.

Link rot is evil. Archive everything. The keyboard is king. Correctness over performance. Canonicalize, normalize, deduplicate. Don't repeat yourself. UTF-8 > UTF-16. Use static typing: good for tooling. Re-use; don't re-invent. Correctness, then clarity, then concision and elegance. Play devil's advocate. First understand opponents' positions.


Mar
15
comment Can't get users to choose the language they speak on language learning site
+1 This way is best because it minimizes the number of choices the user has to make before getting started. You could leave an option in your settings page for users that want to change display language afterwards.
Feb
4
comment why are circular buttons in software/websites so rarely used?
This very page has at least 2 of them (the star and the checkmark).
Sep
24
comment Why does Apple use images of text for headers?
They don't seem to use @font-face for body text, which creates a visual inconsistency. Odd.
Aug
15
revised copyright wiki description
Explain usages related to UX.
Aug
15
revised copyright wiki excerpt
Explain usages related to UX.
Aug
14
awarded  Tag Editor
Aug
14
revised copywriting wiki description
Expand and link to confusables.
Aug
14
revised copywriting wiki excerpt
Expand and link to confusables.
Aug
14
suggested suggested edit on copywriting tag wiki
Aug
14
suggested suggested edit on copywriting tag wiki excerpt
Aug
14
suggested suggested edit on copyright tag wiki
Aug
14
suggested suggested edit on copyright tag wiki excerpt
Aug
14
comment 'My Account' or 'Your Account'?
@msanford: Hyperlinked username is a good idea; you should add that as an answer.
Jul
6
wiki created copyright description
May
19
comment Is there a point to paginating articles online?
@BenBrocka: A fair number of websites do this with paragraph signs that appear on hover. For example, the Python docs.
May
19
comment Is there a point to paginating articles online?
@BenBrocka: if you are e.g. quoting a paragraph from a news article, you might want to hyperlink directly to the relevant paragraph.
Oct
13
comment Undo History - Why limit it?
@WTP: A related problem is not supporting redo (e.g. Mathematica, Windows (XP) Explorer).
Oct
7
comment Is this rotating cube interface user-friendly?
@colmcq: In case that site goes down, that's a tesseract.
Oct
7
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Oct
7
comment How to graphically represent a language
@Lèse majesté: ISO 639 does distinguish them; you just have to use the 3-letter codes. Taiwanese is a dialect of Min Nan (nan); Cantonese is yue; Mandarin is cmn. There simply aren't enough 2-letter codes for all the world's languages.