A Slice Of Disclaimer
I like theoretical issues and I may not always solve the problems I tackle.
I may post code which you disagree with. I don't plan to claim that what I post is best practice. I am, by the way, defiant of the prescriptive concept of “best practice” as I think answers to common problems, and even genius, can come from anywhere and anyone. That being said, it doesn't mean I won't care about what is considered best practice, formatting standards and the like.
I may post coding bits that represent more my own peculiar approach to coding than what the spec says I should use, and I may use such code in my personal projects. This is not because I am brazen or think I know better. This is because I think it's the kind of approach that makes things move forward, even though such a path will inevitably be paved with mistakes and innuendos.
I'm happy if my articles mark the beginning point of discussions, but I don't plan to respond to comments. This is not because I don't like discussing my ideas, or am afraid of criticism, or too modest for compliments, but this is due to the lack of time available to me. I may even close comments and erase them all if I feel that serves the site better (in case too many comments turn into something like “hey, why dontcha answer??!!”). So I suggest that if you have something very important to say about an article I posted, you say it on your site with a link to mine.
Sometimes I don't know what I'm doing. We study for our entire lives.