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Java desktop app. enthusiast (for the x-platform, rich client experience). No strong opinions on technologies, platforms etc. beyond that.

Author of the SSCCE and wrote the initial draft of the (much shorter) MCVE document here at SO. Also seen at the DrewTubeish Tube Channel, LinkedIn, Softpedia & Facebook1.

Some of the tools formerly available at the pscode.org domain (that I controlled) can now be downloaded from my Google Share Drive.

At StackExchange: Completed the Java Web Start, JNLP, Applet & Java Sound tag information pages. Top user in same tags. Asked the How to create screenshots? FAQ & wrote the Why CS teachers should stop teaching Java applets blog post.

Most active on StackOverflow but also seen at other places around StackExchange such as Space Exploration, Sci-Fi & Fantasy & Movies & TV.

  1. FB friend requests please note, I will not be 'friending' people on FB who appear under a different name on FB than, here. I am tired of adding friends that make me think 'And ..who is that?'.

Feb
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revised English monarchs on the battlefield
3rd question removed. Redundant now.
Feb
20
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20
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Feb
20
revised English monarchs on the battlefield
Removed one (vague, subjective) question and reordered remaing questions to same order as answer.
Feb
4
comment English monarchs on the battlefield
@FelixGoldberg I am actually more interested in the situation in England/Britain due to 1) Some knowledge of the period gained from novels by Ken Follett (though he does change details to make a plot) & watching eps. of Cadfael 2) That was the area of the world that most affects my ancestors. They were primarily English, with Scottish, Welsh, Irish and a smattering of Germanic peoples mixed in (yes, true 'muts'). Either way, thanks for that extra nugget of knowledge. :)
Feb
3
comment English monarchs on the battlefield
So according to Wikipedia, it is 1485 for last death of monarch in battle & 1743 for 'last combatant'?
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Feb
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comment English monarchs on the battlefield
The problem lies in the first question mentioning 'common'. If you ignore that (quite subjective) word, the 1st and 3rd questions essentially become a single question. As such, I think your answer covers all 3 questions. Thank you.
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