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"It's easy to be better when things are tough. It's tough to be better when things are easy."

"Clean code is free and beneficial, and thus pays back infinitely."

-- quote me and make this famous, damn

"I made strange code But surprisingly it works"

-- user3402740 (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22526198/catch-string-vlaue-c)

“You cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into.”

-- Ben Goldacre; found on http://goodreads.com/quotes/tag/argument

"Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for life."


Oct
16
comment About fullscreen scrolling webpages
It has been a while since I closed websites regularly after a few seconds because of their UX (Flash sites). It seems unusable websites are slowly becoming hip again ... Seriously, I think that all those sites, the Mac one the worst, are usable as dog poo. edit: No wait, dog poo is useful compared to those. Let's agree on cat poo. ... Argh
Oct
1
comment Does Computer mean Desktop and Laptops?
I know many non-computer-adepts that never had a desktop computer (because of money, time or just the lack of joy to setup and maintain a PC) and will never have, because by now they are happy and satisfied with their tablet computer.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
6
comment Does user care about the details while loading?
I don't think this has to do with control. Even the opposite can be the case if a user gets overwhelmed by foreign language.
Jul
22
comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
@edeverett: But that's only for the EU, which accounts for "only" 28 of the about 50-56 states/countries of Europe ;)
Jul
22
comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
@edeverett: I think you mistake Europe with a single country or something. There is no "european law".
Jul
21
awarded  Commentator
Jul
21
comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
@CodeMaverick: It is, yes. Some retailers here sometimes even advertise like "no taxes this weekend". I can tell you it's not like they have a special deal with Angela Merkel or something :D
Jul
21
comment Is it better to include shipping cost in the product price?
@CodeMaverick: Welcome to the business world. There are no unjacked prices, you always pay everything: B2C-Shipping, B2B-Shipping, Advertisement, R&D, Underpriced Prestige Products, Price Fights even, Stocking, Salaries, Telco Bills, Customs, Taxes, Compensation for Workers being Killed by Collapsing Manufactures, Bribery, Owner's Hobbies, etc etc. Business is Blending, often even at the price of health, but I am going to far now.
Jun
28
comment Why don’t we remove door handles and let doors open both ways (inwards, outwards)?
Maybe it is more extreme to me; I have a tendency to optimize all my moves unconsciously; ppl often accuse me of being silent like a ghost and they say "whew, since when are you here?". I also open doors with just the keys, with my other hand relaxed or carrying a box of water. Maybe this leads to too many relaxed muscles, I don't know.
Jun
24
awarded  Teacher
Jun
24
answered Why don’t we remove door handles and let doors open both ways (inwards, outwards)?
May
20
comment How to clearly state to the User what characters are valid
But then, blacklisting (instead of the usual whitelisting) has a higher risk of security and encoding issues issues if not exercised well (and if escaping and/or validation is not implemented properly). Strange characters may be passed down to the plumbing where some library might use just that strange character to do evil; this is easier handled with whitelisting, but then my I18N framework-knowledge could need an update.
Feb
28
comment Why does the space bar do page down in browsers
@Jason C: Yeah, of course, I do not disagree with all the comments. But this confirms that it should not be represented as a fact, but as a guess or something that is probable.
Feb
28
comment Why does the space bar do page down in browsers
I hope you don't mind my edit: Relaxed it from fact to guess.
Feb
28
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Feb
28
comment Why does the space bar do page down in browsers
@Cheeseminer: Alternatively, the formulation could be changed to no longer represent a fact. If something cannot be proven then it can at most be a claim. There's definitely a correlation, however, obviousness is the enemey of the truth. Example: To me it is obvious that the earth is flat and that the sun sets and rises around our planet. Air is immaterial, because I cannot hold it. And there is no mass market for computers, so probably you are working at IBM and currently computing the diameter of the earth disk.
Feb
28
comment Why does the space bar do page down in browsers
Do you guess the historical reason or do you know it? Could you provide some evidence?
Oct
10
comment Auto capitalization of name input fields
This is incorrect e.g. for von Richthofen.
Apr
13
awarded  Supporter