The Merry Stormtrooper

by Nishant Kothary

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  1. Thank you for this…I completely relate. Though I’ve many times fallen into the crevasses of flow, it’s been difficult to consistently stay in them. The mind is a tricky thing to conquer.

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  2. Thank you so much from me too. I thought i was completely alone in this situation. I am also sure many people out there will find the reading very helpful.

    “The realm is irrelevant. What is relevant is your approach.”

    May the force be with you too.

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  3. I wouldn’t be too hard up at working for Microsoft. The company speaks for itself. I would also go as far as to say, you left too early. I think the company will be going places in the next few years, especially with the addition of Nokia.

    I can’t understand why there is so much hatred for IE; it’s a great web browser. The previous versions all served a great purpose and many people still use them today. I’m a web developer by trade so I’m aware of the issues it causes, but I was always told “a bad workman blames his tools”. Any good developer will know the work-around for it anyway.

    Back to the article, you made some very good points. We should always appreciate what we have, and strive to be better. We just have to realise that we aren’t Mark Zuckerberg and we’re never going to be :)

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  4. Great article, even better than the earlier one you wrote for ALA. It’s always refreshing to read articles in the industry that’s not all about client management and technical stuff.

    Oh, @Daniel, might I add that most of us don’t care to be Mark Z. anyway. Ha.

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  5. Love the comments on flow. Iv’e read that about web design & Csikszentmihalyi’s theories before somewhere.

    ” (a) IE had to become a product deserving of love again”

    Sorry, not there yet.  Its not that ie9 isn’t up to the standard of the Open Source browsers (obviously it isn’t) but its the way people on different versions of windows are locked into it.  Untie the browser from the operating system..

    http://www.paulirish.com/2011/browser-market-pollution-iex-is-the-new-ie6/

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  6. @asecondwill you’re referring to a post by Paul where his thought process was challenged by my teammate Josh here:

    http://www.paulirish.com/2011/browser-market-pollution-iex-is-the-new-ie6/#comment-786942087

    and Paul acknowledged that the docmode stuff was “overblown”:

    http://www.paulirish.com/2011/browser-market-pollution-iex-is-the-new-ie6/#comment-786941984

    I think you may have missed that whole sub-discussion when you read the post.

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  7. Awesome article… keep them coming…

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  8. @raybango. What’s your point? Supporting ie 8,9 and 10 is currently required because ie versions are locked to the os. Right? And whilst 10 is currently an ok browser it will probably become outdated and a pain in the future due to ms release plan. Or at least that’s my understanding of the problem. Paul acknowledged some stuff about doc types not the whole article.

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