ChrisF

United Kingdom

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I've been a developer for over 30 years in one form or another. I learnt Pascal at University and my first job was programming in FORTRAN 66. I've since moved to Silverlight with C# & .NET via Ada, C and C++ and a bit of ASP.NET.

Over the years I've used most operating systems (apart from MacOS/iOS!), starting with PR1MOS and then moving onto various flavours of Unix. I'm now exclusively on Windows, but really should get back into other areas. The only things that are holding me back are lack of time and resources!

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comment Which Site to Ask About Computing Definitions?
What does Google/Bing/etc. tell you an "Encoding Language" is (especially if you search for the phrase not just the words)? Does it make sense to you?
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awarded Nice Answer
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comment Where to send off-topic well researched questions?
@TinyGiant - it's not really a puzzle or code golf (as I understand it to be)
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revised What is my obligation to my current employer when changing jobs is imminent but (at this point) not guaranteed?
edited for sense
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revised What should we do to reduce the risk of a Reddit-like crisis?
spelling etc.
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answered Where to send off-topic well researched questions?
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comment True random number generator C++
@Rootix - I don't think Code Review would want this question. I don't think it fits their guidelines.
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comment Image upload is broken
@OlinLathrop well in terms of Operating Systems I'd say that wasn't supported either - especially since it's no longer supported by Microsoft. Oh, I don't really want to hear how you have to use XP for your work. You could use SE on a different machine or do your work in a virtual machine inside a more modern operating system.
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answered Image upload is broken
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revised Second time that Stack Overflow's daily visits counter resets for "fanatic" badge
more info
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comment Second time that Stack Overflow's daily visits counter resets for "fanatic" badge
@BiTinerary. I know that. But getting Enthusiastic and Fanatic is easy if you follow the rules.
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comment Problem in “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code”
@nicael I can't explain that, but I nearly posted an incorrect answer based on what you edited the post to be.
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answered Second time that Stack Overflow's daily visits counter resets for "fanatic" badge
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comment Problem in “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code”
Oh @nicael, don't do that again. Editing the text here is like editing the code on Stack Overflow. By adding four spaces to every line you have changed the meaning of the question.
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awarded Nice Answer
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answered What to do with knowledge about a niche product that is not yet represented on SO?
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revised I want to rotate,scale and move multiple imageview in single Activity
appended answer 31160953 as supplemental
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revised Directory vs. Folder
correction
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comment Site design updates are live!
I have it on good authority that the house will return.
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