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I do Technical Support for two businesses; a small ISP and a large University. On the side I run a Minecraft server, fiddle in various Linux distros, and program (mostly Ruby).


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Dec
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comment Gracefully Constrain Window Size
That is correct @KitGrose. I have not done Windows development in a few years, and the terminology slips away so easily.
Dec
11
revised Gracefully Constrain Window Size
Wording.
Dec
11
comment Gracefully Constrain Window Size
No, I'm just blind. I will rewrite it to pertain directly to your situation.
Dec
11
answered Gracefully Constrain Window Size
Dec
11
answered Is it OK to create a user account on website for user while he presses the 'Login with Facebook' button to view a website?
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Jun
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awarded  Enlightened
Jun
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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comment Opening website external links in new window — published usability tests
@kentr Increasing usability directly increases revenue for most sites (assuming revenue is a goal). The only reason to prioritize keeping a page open when the user is not paying attention to it is if you have continuously refreshing ads on the page. Beware: keeping users on the site without them noticing reduces click-through rate on ads, directly affecting revenue in a different way.
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
31
answered “Likes” vs “Vote Up” For Sharing Content
Oct
31
comment Prompt user to edit an inline-edit field
Poorly? :-) Not a good answer for mobile accessibility.
Oct
31
answered Prompt user to edit an inline-edit field
Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Oct
23
comment Electronic voting UI - got any (good) examples?
I'd like to note that the above method allows users to be sure their vote was counted (and to prove they voted), without the possibility of voter coercion. The receipt cannot provide who they voted for without the other half.
Oct
23
comment Electronic voting UI - got any (good) examples?
This paper covers a voting method that is essentially impervious to malicious manipulation, even if the software or the results afterward have been tampered with. While why it works is not obvious, the fact that it does without any trust needed in any portion of the voting system can be proven. Bad software or malicious intent will be found, provably.
Oct
23
comment Electronic voting UI - got any (good) examples?
I would rephrase that as 'all deployed electronic voting solutions'. There are some excellent solutions that have been offered that meet all the needs of a secure, verifiable, and anonymous voting system. 'Not in use' is not the same as 'doesn't exist'.
Oct
4
revised Is a drag and drop UI usable for organizing/categorizing items?
Remove duplicate phrasing.