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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2017, 05:44:12 pm »
LOL, now that is some serious editing.
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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 08:18:16 pm »
There are risks with being sociable and responding to people on public transport.
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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2017, 10:24:31 pm »
Not quite .Net but easy to implement :)

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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 07:32:30 pm »
I can imagine that being taken as a serious option.
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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2017, 07:18:30 pm »

From my time in another life ,,, but the message still holds valid



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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2017, 06:52:59 pm »

As a technical writer who has focused as much on the “technical” as on the “writing,” I came up with a phrase that describes my reaction when a programmer tells me something “can’t” be done: “Its just software.”

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“Can’t” is shorthand. What it’s shorthand for depends. It could mean there’s no time to do the work. It could mean there are no resources to do the work. It could mean that the work does not provide enough value. (A reason that’s especially tough to hear when you’re trying to make a product better.) Heck, it could mean that the underlying system was designed so badly that there’s no way anyone wants to touch any of it because one light breath will make it all fall over like a Jenga tower.
What “can’t” almost never means is its literal meaning. A programmer almost always can, so when one says “can’t,” it becomes incumbent on us to translate.
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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2017, 11:43:22 pm »

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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2017, 06:19:51 pm »
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2017, 05:09:57 pm »
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"Give someone a program, you frustrate them for a day;
teach them how to program, you frustrate them for a lifetime." - David Leinweber
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