sequoia mcdowell

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bio website github.com/sequoia
location Boston, MA
age 29
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seen Feb 20 '13 at 17:48

I use lots of technologies (with a strong preference for FOSS) and have varied interests, feel free to drop me a line.

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Apr
26
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
20
comment Is there a disqus-like comment system that does not load google analytics?
Sorry, I upvoted. I suspect @danlefree downvoted you while he closed the question. His answers suggest he's a devoted user of google products, which explains why he closed my question. He probably downvoted you as a punishment for entertaining a question like mine. :)
Aug
6
comment Is there a disqus-like comment system that does not load google analytics?
"Politics & my reasons notwithstanding." I don't care to debate my reasoning, I use ghostery and am aware of the data-for-free-services trade off. Respectfully: if you have an answer to the question please let me know, I've made clear I don't want to debate the politics of it.
Aug
3
awarded  Commentator
Aug
3
comment Is there a disqus-like comment system that does not load google analytics?
@Su' load disqus on an otherwise empty page then check the scripts pane, find "google". Disqus loads Google Analytics as well as Quantserve or something like that.
Aug
2
asked Is there a disqus-like comment system that does not load google analytics?
Nov
4
comment Can the webpage title be changed after site has been loaded.
@Anonymous your critique is valid and I hear you. I felt that the original answer was posted w/o enough information to give a good answer (as the request for clarification made clear). If there's not enough info to answer the question, why answer it?? I often get/see answers on stackexchange that seem more concerned with being the "FIRST answer" than the best answer, and that was my impression here. This answer (and the question) is still confusing; it seems he wants the client to reflect changes on the server, which requires XHTTP/ajax, which isn't mentioned here. IMO confusing==bad on SO.
Nov
2
comment Can the webpage title be changed after site has been loaded.
If the question requires clarification, wouldn't a comment on the question be more appropriate? Submitting an "answer" that's primarily a request for clarification... that's not what *answer*s are for, unless I'm mistaken.
Nov
2
comment Can the webpage title be changed after site has been loaded.
I think the question is plenty clear: "Can I change the title of the page while the user is on the page." Seems clear enough to me; I think you're overthinking it. Downvoted because @Shedokan gave a useful answer and this is not one.
Nov
2
awarded  Critic
Mar
31
awarded  Tumbleweed
Mar
25
comment Is there any reason for me not to use the “wav” format for html5 audio crossbrowser compatibility?
looks great thank you!
Mar
25
comment Is there any reason for me not to use the “wav” format for html5 audio crossbrowser compatibility?
Accepted answer. Perhaps consider moving some of your comment into the answer? It looks now like you are recommending using .wav; your comment makes clear that you're not. Thank you.
Mar
25
accepted Is there any reason for me not to use the “wav” format for html5 audio crossbrowser compatibility?
Mar
25
awarded  Scholar
Mar
24
comment Is there any reason for me not to use the “wav” format for html5 audio crossbrowser compatibility?
Hmm... well this solution is certainly solid but now I have THREE sets of files to maintain, more than my worst-case scenario at the start (maintain two sets). Given that I'm targeting only the iPad and modern webkit/gecko, what's the reasoning behind adding the .wav fallback? mp3 works for iOS and ogg works for the others... is there something I'm missing?
Mar
23
asked Is there any reason for me not to use the “wav” format for html5 audio crossbrowser compatibility?
Mar
10
comment Is there a way to save MS Word document as HTML w/o the ms proprietary stuff?
Thank you for the suggestion! Overall the markup was better but it didn't hit my success criteria. Issues: a) didn't preserve nested lists b) tried (failed) to base64 encode an image, definitely unexpected behavior (word just makes a dir with them). c) added odd/inappropriate unicode chars, to wit:  . not sure why it did this but it's not good. Styles were much shorter than MSWord, and it looked alright overall, so there are some pros, but still a few deal breaking issues.
Mar
10
comment Is there a way to save MS Word document as HTML w/o the ms proprietary stuff?
I don't think this will work in this case because the HTML is too far gone. The list hierarchy has been basically totally discarded in favor of some strange <![if !supportLists]> stuff with nonbreaking spaces for indentation. I don't think tidy can bring it back from this point. Good tip tho, generally speaking! Thank you!
Mar
10
comment Is there a way to save MS Word document as HTML w/o the ms proprietary stuff?
Tried it but the lists became broken on "Download as HTML" i.e. it did not preserve the hierarchy and made a bunch of extra lists. This is odd, because it had the lists nested properly within google docs, it only broke on export.