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Realname: Stephen Scott
About me:I'm a former RISC OS user, now in possession of VirtualAcorn, to maintain our old software on an infrequent basis. I work as a web developer for Sightline, a new media design agency, with clients as diverse as HMV, Disney, Rug Doctor, Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, Watford Community Housing Trust and Edexcel. Having worked in both the UK and Malaysia, I'll always have fond memories of my first job after graduation, Tau Press. For one year, I worked as 'expansion' manager and webmaster for Acorn User magazine, and Visions, our somewhat unsuccessful foray into role playing games. I live in Milford, Surrey, with my wife and two-year old son. The terrible twos - they weren't lying, were they!
Homepage: http://www.sassquad.com/
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

I hope Netsurf are successful in finding someone to help with the front end for RISC OS. It would be a great pity to lose a great browser, just as things were getting more interesting!

 is a RISC OS Usersascott on 7/8/09 12:30PM
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On BBC to record film on Acorn versus Sinclair in the 1980s:

I'm looking forward to this, although I wonder how much dramatic licence Tony Saint will employ to make the subject matter even more interesting. It's going to be a hard sell to a modern audience who are more taken up with Big Brother and Britain's Got Talent.

But then again, it's on BBC Four. Who watches that?!

 is a RISC OS Usersascott on 23/6/09 9:58AM
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On 'Drobe should be accurately researched':

I don't know how I missed this.

Group hug everyone! We're all in this together, sense of humour or otherwise :-p

 is a RISC OS Usersascott on 17/4/09 4:06PM
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On What should be NetSurf's priority?:

I can appreciate your clients wanting the website to be more like a web application.

But using jQuery for fading out hover's - that's beyond belief. I second rjek's suggestion! :-)

 is a RISC OS Usersascott on 8/4/09 9:38AM
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On Google to fund another round of NetSurf development:

Netsurf is not alone. There is I believe, a new browser war taking place, on which browser has the fastest implementation of Javascript. One of Opera's recent releases took pride in it's speedy implementation of Javascript.

Also, this article ([link]) features the emergence of server side Javascript. A couple of frameworks are mentioned in the article.

The rise of client side frameworks such as jQuery and Scriptaculous have resulted in major changes to the way websites are developed, and provide the graceful degradation that was so sorely needed in the past. That is, as long as developers use them 'properly'

Netsurf may benefit from all this, in the sense that creating the parser, could be a less painful experience than that of the other browsers.

In any case, it's great that Google recognise that Netsurf is worth funding :-)

 is a RISC OS Usersascott on 27/3/09 9:31AM
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