Jack of all trades in a small development shop.

Jun
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awarded Notable Question
Jun
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comment Is product support for IDEs on topic on Stack Overflow?
There are a ton of questions here relating to Visual Studio, and I for one am glad that I don't need to rely on MS' own forums, or SuperUser or IDESupport.StackExchange.
Jun
18
comment What do you do when someone calls you personally about an answer?
You're asking if you did the right thing? Really? Because you think maybe everyone is going to agree that you should take the call and provide tech support? Or because you wanted to post a funny story but are somehow unaware of TheDailyWTF?
Jun
18
comment Answerers who only use comments
Given that most people have trouble wrapping their heads around the intended criteria for voting up or down, and basically treat it as a [Like]/[Do Not Like] button, I've taken to simply not posting answers anymore. I participate exclusively in comments now. Why? Because they can't be downvoted by a high-rep idiot, then mob downvoted by lemmings who always adopt the opinion of the most famous person in the room.
Jun
18
comment What to do with a highly upvoted, yet bad answer when author is unconvinced?
If the user is not convinced, maybe you haven't been convincing enough. If you state that 2 + 2 = 4, and then prove it, that's one thing - it makes it a 'good' answer, and any other answer that can be proven false is a 'bad' answer. If you can't prove it, then it's not good or bad, it's subjective, and it's up to the voters to decide. Either prove your correctness/goodness/rightness, or cast your vote and move on.
Jun
18
comment Am I defacing this persons answer?
@KJPrice Honorable, in some subjective sense, but inappropriate. This is a site where knowledge is embraced, not feared. What if Einstein had withheld his theories based on his fear that someone might use them in a way that was disagreeable to him? Not posting a solution because it's of poor quality is one thing; demanding a promise not to share knowledge with others is just bizarre.
Jun
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awarded Autobiographer
Jun
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comment MVC3 Unobtrusive Validation Not Working after Ajax Call
We downvote for ugliness? Upvoted because I like pudding.
Apr
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comment Helper for a LabelFor which wraps an HTML tag
I realized that shortly after I commented; thanks for updating it though.
Apr
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accepted Helper for a LabelFor which wraps an HTML tag
Apr
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comment Helper for a LabelFor which wraps an HTML tag
Beautiful. I have to pass null for HtmlAttributes if I don't want them, but that's fine by me. Thanks so much.
Apr
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asked Helper for a LabelFor which wraps an HTML tag
Apr
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comment Can we theoretically balance a perfectly symmetrical pencil on its one-atom tip?
By 'balance', you mean 'guarantee for an arbitrary span of time that the distribution of the pencil's atoms does not change in a way that affects its center of gravity'? No.
Apr
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awarded Autobiographer
Apr
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comment If magic is real, can it be true that rational scientific thought should exclude it?
Define "real". That will give you a good idea of whether science would be interested in it. Is it observable? Predictable? Measurable? If so, and if anyone is observing, predicting, and measuring it, then it is a science.
Apr
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comment How smartly implement scripting in game
@Byte56 I know this post is old, but how might you handle parent child relationships? Say we have a Skill tree and you need 10 points in skill A[0] to enable A[1], and 10 points in that to enable A[2], etc. Should I nest these, or flatten them and key on a ParentId? Obviously they're logically equivalent, but I hoped you had some real-world insight.
Apr
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awarded Autobiographer
Apr
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comment Is "thee" a more respectful way to refer to the person that the speaker is addressing?
It was more formal, but was not necessarily more respectful. As @Catija points out, it's simply no longer used except in highly-specific vernaculars.
Apr
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awarded Popular Question
Apr
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comment there is no ado.net entity data model in visual studio
I'm able to reproduce it. I don't even have a Data category under Visual C#.
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