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I've been a software 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 C# & .NET via Ada, C and C++.

Over the last few years my work has been developing web applications and most recently Silverlight applications.


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comment Blocked from making friends requests
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a question only Facebook support can answer.
Jul
2
comment Is it possible to hide row numbers in a Google Documents spreadsheet?
Can you please reformat your code so that it is code (each line preceded by 4 spaces) rather than using backticks and blockquotes. I'd do it myself, but I can't work out where the linebreaks should go.
Jun
29
comment How do I remove a film from my “watchlist” on letterboxd?
I couldn't see an option there, hence this question.
Jun
11
comment Failing to delete my account
@pnuts - if you think I got the closure wrong, then please raise a custom flag and another mod will review it.
Jun
11
comment Failing to delete my account
@pnuts - that was nearly three years ago!
May
1
comment Creating a LinkedIn profile for someone else
Can't you just create their profile using a different e-mail address and then add their real e-mail address later?
Apr
23
comment Why does Google blur out the name on this street sign?
@Seth, you're probably right there, but then Google have just announced a "time machine" option to view streets where they have several data sets, so I don't think that they're short of disk space.
Mar
21
comment Gmail Notifier “no unread mail”
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a browser extension.
Mar
21
comment Draw.io: Hangs on save (sometimes) and progress is lost
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a bug report.
Mar
8
comment How can I change (or failing that delete) a Kickstarter vanity URL?
Not sure how I missed that. Oh well.
Feb
27
comment Can I Create a Bigger Gmail Group from Several (Smaller) Gmail Groups?
Did you really mean to make this answer Community Wiki? It means you won't earn any reputation from any up-votes that it may receive.
Feb
25
comment What services exists for checking a website loading time?
Technically it's also a duplicate - webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/6496/…
Feb
5
comment Multiple substitutions in a single text
Apparently the first formula should end with 1;0)&"");A2) not 2;0)&"");A2) (The "2" changes to a "1"). I haven't tested this myself, but you might want to double check.
Jan
30
comment Huge “Like” button replacing “Reply” on a private conversation on Facebook
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about using the Facebook Android App, not the web application
Nov
9
comment I can't see the comments on my Blogger posts
I'm wondering if it's because I have Google+ comments turned on - support.google.com/blogger/answer/2981015?hl=en
Oct
26
comment 2-step Google Authentication for Facebook?
Link only answers aren't good answers. If the link dies the answer becomes useless. Please include the relevant parts of the link in the actual answer itself.
Oct
21
comment I can't see the comments on my Blogger posts
@MaryC.fromNZ - Nope. The comments don't show.
Oct
19
comment I can't see the comments on my Blogger posts
@Sathya - Yeah - well that's the default.
Oct
10
comment How to save my current location in Google Maps or Google+ Android's app
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an Android application rather than a Web Application.
Oct
8
comment Why does Google blur out the name on this street sign?
Interesting that they say the process is irreversible. That would imply that they overwrite the original image after blurring.