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I work for WV WV Office of EMS as a programmer and web developer. I've been programming since I was twelve. I use C#, Python, VB.net, VBA, VB6, C, C++ and SQL mostly.


Aug
17
comment Why is “zero” plural?
I don't think this is a duplicate. The first question was "Is it plural." This one is "Why is it plural." This question builds on the previous question.
Aug
17
comment Why is “zero” plural?
@Fantabulum, the concept of zero as a number is much more recent than other numbers (some accounts, 9th century AD.) That may where the confusion arises.
Aug
17
comment Is there a correct gender-neutral, singular pronoun (“his” versus “her” versus “their”)?
+1 for Spivak pronouns. While I disagree with the political overtones, I do like the idea of a third-person,singular gender-neutral pronoun.
Aug
16
comment Is there an American English equivalent of the British idiom “carrying coals to Newcastle”?
@ MikeJ-UK, love the link!
Aug
16
comment Is there an American English equivalent of the British idiom “carrying coals to Newcastle”?
@MikeJ-UK, I concur. It is possible to nail Jello to a tree, although it won't stay there long.
Aug
15
comment Is the term 'String' too jargony to use in a user interface?
Exactly! Expresses the same information in a less esoteric task domain.
Aug
10
comment What is the technical name for quotes?
@Anna, it is about what name to use when referring to the symbol which identifies a string literal in computer code. Usually, that symbol is either a double quote or a single quote.
Aug
9
comment What is the technical name for quotes?
I agree. I don't like "quotation mark" simply because that word is associated strongly with a 'double quote'. I would rather use a name that describes its function rather than the specific symbol associated with it. It may cause confusion to say QuotationMark ="@". Does that make any sense?
Aug
9
comment What is the technical name for quotes?
It is a programming terminology question. While I can see it being germane to both sites, I thought that programmers may have more of an insight, since it is a rather esoteric computer programming reference.
Aug
9
comment What is the technical name for quotes?
I thought there was another, single word.... I may be mistaken. I'll let the question simmer a bit more before accepting this answer, to see if any other terms pop up! Thanks!
Aug
5
comment What does “This being…” mean here?
@Unreason, I thnk you misunderstood me. What I did in my restating the phrase was unpack the connotative meaning of "This being Silverlight" in a more verbose and clear manner. You are correct that the subordinating conjunction 'Since' sets the expectation, but the expectation is dependant upon the assumed knowledge of the reader as indicated "this being."