Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.


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Sunday, April 25, 2004

My wish for Windows and every other computer application or OS that I ever use: Do not change window focus unless I tell you to. Ever. On the other hand, if you put up a dialog, please let me know that you did somehow; if the dialog belongs to an application in the taskbar, usually its taskbar icon will blink, but if not, it's a mystery. For example, I just typed "Start -> Run -> \\servername". The only way I knew it had failed was when I wondered, many minutes later, what had happened, and minimized all of my windows to find a dialog that had quietly appeared in the background telling me that the server wasn't found.


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