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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awarded Nice Answer
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comment AirPlay option disappeared?
Did this location change for Yosemite? I get 'no such file or directory' when running this in Yosemite.
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comment Java - Implicit Generics Type Inference Rules
@AlexR If I were a subject matter expert, I could. It appears you are, and you have the reputation to do so.
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comment Java - Implicit Generics Type Inference Rules
@AlexR The title isn't helpful to future visitors; who is ever going to search for "Why does that compile OK?"
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revised Sorting Strings in Python that have a hierarchical alphabetical order
deleted 18 characters in body; edited title
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answered Do questions have to have an attempted solution?
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comment Does Stack Overflow have a deal with Splunk?
Copy cats? Cool; copy cats that wreck the user experience? :-/ Poor imitation is the highest form of annoyance.
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comment How to filter select box based on value in preceding select box?
Questions don't necessarily need research to be asked; it helps inasfar as we don't try to give you a solution you've already tried; but that really only works for a certain class of questions (mostly debugging questions). Questions that ask how to do something in a given language do not necessarily need to show "What you've tried", but you could be downvoted if you don't (or if the question shows entitlement). None of that seems to be the case here.
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comment Angularjs page infinite loop on IE
Click on the "Edit" link below the tags.
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comment Angularjs page infinite loop on IE
For us to help you, we need a reproducible problem (with code) in your question. It should be the least amount of code necessary to reproduce this issue. That's what we need in order to help you.
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comment What do you do when a client requires Rich Text Editing on their website?
@gnat Thanks; edited. Looks like my question has gotten the attention of some sort of cabal; three downvotes in rapid succession, and your protection and edit request.
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revised What do you do when a client requires Rich Text Editing on their website?
deleted 1146 characters in body
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comment What do you do when a client requires Rich Text Editing on their website?
The problem with using Markdown is that markdown allows arbitrary HTML; so by itself it is not a solution.
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answered Is it appropriate to ask questions that ask for help in understanding how open source project code is organized?
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comment Should 'number of lines from Xcode project' really be deleted? Should it be merged instead?
@BradLarson Especially in this case; since the top rated answers differed greatly; the answer to the question they tried to delete had 91 upvotes and actual information, the answer they wanted to keep was simply a link to a tool and a summary (but not how to use it).
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comment Should 'number of lines from Xcode project' really be deleted? Should it be merged instead?
@dfeuer "Off topic" is a general categorization of questions that aren't in scope for SO. They include non programming questions, opinion based questions, broad questions, and questions that may or may not belong somewhere else. In the case of this question, deletion was the wrong answer, the right answer would be to flag for merging. Unfortunately for us, they seemingly do not believe valuable content should be kept if it is from a duplicate question, even if the answers are better.
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comment Should 'number of lines from Xcode project' really be deleted? Should it be merged instead?
There are a group of 10K users that seem to be going around and deleting content that shouldn't be deleted. They cause more work when they do that; but they can't abide any duplication or upvoted old content that is now off topic.
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comment Should 'number of lines from Xcode project' really be deleted? Should it be merged instead?
After merging it in the one direction, I realized I should have merged it the other direction instead. Especially since the accepted answer had code, whereas the other just has a link and a description of a tool to use (but not how to use it).
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