George Stocker

Springfield, VA

georgestocker.com

Age: 32

I'm a Software Developer. I use the best language for the job. I talk about software, programming, and usability on my blog.


What I'm Good at:
  • Communicating
  • Creating awesome software that delivers value
  • Self-aggrandizing sentences (like these).

How to Reach me
Catch me on twitter or Linked In. If you want to see what I've done, check my CV.

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comment How do I connect to a MySQL Database in Python?
@BhaveshGangani you'll need to contact your host and ask why Python libraries they support. If they support pypi, then you could always load the package when your deployment happens.
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revised "We are on strike today because of the moderator behavior. Please refrain from answering."
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comment Can I define `default constructor` in Java?
re-opening due to the edit that states why this is different from other questions that it's supposedly a duplicate of. someone who has more experience with Java will have to doublecheck me. Re-close and point to the duplicate if it's still a duplicate of something.
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comment Can I define `default constructor` in Java?
If you believe this is not a duplicate; please let us know why "It's not a valid answer" isn't a reason. What's not valid? What would be valid?
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comment How are posts stored and maintained by SE?
This seems a bit broad.
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answered Why is "Random weighted selection in Java" not a real question?
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revised Random weighted selection in Java
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awarded Good Answer
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revised Execute C# method / function from trigger in SQL Server
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Apr
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comment Shouldn't there be a special badge or profile emblem for retired moderators?
This deserves more upvotes.
Apr
23
revised How do I keep a child controller from inheriting a parent controller's scope in AngularJS?
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Apr
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comment How do I keep a child controller from inheriting a parent controller's scope in AngularJS?
Why would you want to avoid inheritance if you make a conscious choice to use inheritance?
Apr
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awarded Nice Answer
Apr
23
answered How to write a debugging request
Apr
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comment Image path to store in database
@hellotemp9 Then that network drive needs to be mapped to an IIS virtual directory and then you can serve it from whatever URL you provide to that virtual directory.
Apr
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comment Image path to store in database
The file: protocol is different from the http protocol. The file protocol is for images on your local system, not something you'd get over the internet. You should use the http protocol.
Apr
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comment What IDE to use for Python?
@Exitos You can always suggest an edit for a better format. Use the 'suggest edit' or 'edit' button to do so. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Apr
22
comment Does a well explained question nullify a "no research effort" downvote?
@musefan Some of the best questions on Stack Overflow are no research questions.
Apr
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comment Does a well explained question nullify a "no research effort" downvote?
I think the question was well asked, and as such am upvoting it. The question provided everything we need to solve the OP's problem. Some users downvote because they want you to research the problem, find the answer, and then never ask it on Stack Overflow. Of course, if everyone did that, there'd be no Stack Overflow. Downvoting says "Don't do whatever you just did."In this case, the question is 'useful', and should be upvoted.
Apr
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comment Declined flag on link-only answer only because of the number of votes
@MichaelIrigoyen That's not conflicting because it's in your opinion that it doesn't answer the question. Remember, a "Link only" answer means the answer consists solely of a link. No other nouns or verbs in the answer to discern any information. I say in my answer not to use a "NAA" flag for something that is an attempt at an answer. providing a link and text that will solve the OP's problem is an answer, just not a very good one. Robert is solid on the way you should go. There are a lot of ins and outs and what-have-yous; I only mention two possible states in my answer, not all states.
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