Comment On Squared Interior Design

"I found this ad for an interior design company," wrote Wouter, "they probably do a lot of rectangular designs." [expand full text]
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Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:07 • by MysteryGuest (unregistered)
Wow! Frist!

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:08 • by ctd (unregistered)
"they probably do a lot of rectangular designs."

Lots of duplicate work, too.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:11 • by mott555
TRWTF is Wouter's WTF is in there twice.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:12 • by Nagesh (unregistered)
B&S? Ain't being this an American slang words?

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:13 • by Ben R (unregistered)
"I'm not really sure what happened here, but I had to use Chrome's developer tools to hack my birthdate into the form so I could submit it," writes Dave.



Guy A: The form isn't working!

Guy B: Of course it is, i just got a submission!

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:14 • by pjt33
Julie Crowner is TRWTF for even considering using her mother's real middle name in the security question. That kind of information isn't secret enough.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:18 • by steenbergh
380891 in reply to 380887
mott555:
TRWTF is Wouter's WTF is in there twice.


Another WTF is that the list of 3-letter names is not exhaustive. I mean, really, do some research. At least add Zoe...

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:25 • by Jens (unregistered)
Ever been to Porthmadog? It is dark and cold there.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:33 • by zoe (unregistered)
380895 in reply to 380891
Look again! Zoe's in there. And Ivy's in there twice!

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:33 • by The MAZZTer
"I was forced to hard boot my machine since Windows doesn't allow you to edit your username on the locked-login screen."

Pretty sure it does, you just have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del a second. I think. I've never had to do it myself.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:33 • by Web Dude (unregistered)
Oh look, another ERROR_SUCCESS WTF. Hilarity ensued!

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:36 • by Jellineck (unregistered)
380898 in reply to 380890
pjt33:
Julie Crowner is TRWTF for even considering using her mother's real middle name in the security question. That kind of information isn't secret enough.


I don't have that problem since my dad doesn't have a middle name.

captcha: minim - another word to add to the list of words I use instead of 'X' for a middle name...now where did I leave my master list of middle names/web sites.

...and Zed." What will people with all these middle names do?

2012-05-11 09:44 • by Zed (unregistered)
Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:49 • by TopTension (unregistered)
The real WTF is using a real name as a reply to a scurity question.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:50 • by Bobdole (unregistered)
I'll recognize a liberty mutual N-number anywhere.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:52 • by Nagesh (unregistered)
380905 in reply to 380893
Jens:
Ever been to Porthmadog? It is dark and cold there.

Ain't it?

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:57 • by steenbergh
380906 in reply to 380895
Hmm, apparantly so. My bad, assumed alphabetical order, not ABC per gender...

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 09:57 • by anon (unregistered)
380907 in reply to 380896
The MAZZTer:
"I was forced to hard boot my machine since Windows doesn't allow you to edit your username on the locked-login screen."

Pretty sure it does, you just have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del a second. I think. I've never had to do it myself.


That doesn't work for me, but if you select "switch user" you can type in the user name.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:00 • by Joe (unregistered)
380908 in reply to 380890
pjt33:
Julie Crowner is TRWTF for even considering using her mother's real middle name in the security question. That kind of information isn't secret enough.


It's somewhat better than requesting the mother's "maiden name". Or it would be if not for the fact that at least in the US it is quite commonly used as the woman's middle name after she's married.

At least it isn't identical to the applicant's last name for a significant portion of the population (divorced or single-mother families)

--Joe

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:13 • by Brian (unregistered)
380910 in reply to 380904
Too bad he's no longer with the company....

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:13 • by the beholder (unregistered)
380911 in reply to 380903
TopTension:
The real WTF is using a real name as a reply to a scurity question.
I'll go out on a limb here and suppose they're validating against information Julie had to fill on her account's opening forms, and in this case TRWTF isn't Julie.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:15 • by PiisAWheeL
380912 in reply to 380886
"they probably do a lot of rectangular designs."

Lots of duplicate work, too.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:21 • by nonpartisan
TRWTF is being born on Tax Day.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:25 • by Unicorn #8157 (unregistered)
380915 in reply to 380905
Nagesh:
Ain't it?
Curiously, you got it right finally...

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:32 • by Dave (unregistered)
380916 in reply to 380912
ctd:
"they probably do a lot of rectangular designs."

Lots of duplicate work, too.

PiisAWheeL:
"they probably do a lot of rectangular designs."

Lots of duplicate work, too.

I see what you did there.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:42 • by db2
Looks like somebody forgot to tie Bangor to the dock over in Maine and it floated away again.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:43 • by AB (unregistered)
This place needs renaming agin:

"The Daily We Dont Proof Read Anything"

Seriously guys, I know you're not professional editors or anything, but a cursory glance once would catch 99% of your numerous typos.

(Cue pedantic dickweed pointing out my obvious typo/spelling/grammar mistakes)

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:44 • by PedanticCurmudgeon
380919 in reply to 380915
Unicorn #8157:
Nagesh:
Ain't it?
Curiously, you got it right finally...
Well, you know what they say about stopped clocks...

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:47 • by Nagesh (unregistered)
380920 in reply to 380898
Jellineck:
pjt33:
Julie Crowner is TRWTF for even considering using her mother's real middle name in the security question. That kind of information isn't secret enough.


I don't have that problem since my dad doesn't have a middle name.

captcha: minim - another word to add to the list of words I use instead of 'X' for a middle name...now where did I leave my master list of middle names/web sites.


Here in Hyderabad, ain't being uncomun for desi wife to be having sevaral midle name.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 10:57 • by Valerion (unregistered)
I tried to order a phone from a site once that wouldn't let me because they required a security question of my mother's maiden name. And needed at least 6 characters. Good thing that names like Smith and Jones aren't that common in the UK.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 11:09 • by Nagesh (unregistered)
380922 in reply to 380915
Unicorn #8157:
Nagesh:
Ain't it?
Curiously, you got it right finally...

Ain't corect before?

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 11:09 • by Caitlin (unregistered)
RE: Win7 lock screen with user-switching disabled:

Option 1) If RDP is allowed, from another computer try using it to log in (it prompts you for a fresh username) - either it will let you in, kick you out to let you in, or you can use someone else's login from there to kick you out so you can log back in.

Option 2) From a working computer, shutdown /f /r /m \\NAME /t 00 to "gently" reboot the machine

Maybe it's my Windows XP experience talking, but you really, REALLY want to avoid hard boots at all cost. If my users try one when it wasn't necessary and I have to rebuild their machine, they're On Notice.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 11:20 • by TheCPUWizard
380925 in reply to 380923
"an interesting definition of Equal".... Being within a penny does NOT mean equal!

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 11:43 • by rudraigh
380926 in reply to 380893
Yes, I have. And yes, it is.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 11:48 • by SecuritySecurity QuestionQuestion (unregistered)
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Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 11:52 • by Herohtar (unregistered)
TRWTF is Backup Exec completing anything successfully. Though I suppose it actually didn't since it's still throwing errors.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 11:56 • by Symbiatch (unregistered)
Umm, who has a computer with Windows that doesn't shutdown nicely when pressing the power button? That's just stupid. Or do you really have admins that have disabled user switching, shutting down from the login/lock screen AND power button actions?

I wouldn't blame Windows for that.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 12:03 • by Jack (unregistered)
Those "Simplifying Immigration" people have deeper problems. Look closely at the items in the dropdown list.

control.security.Whatwasmyfirstpetname

Really?

So all the questions are hardcoded rather than being in a lookup table somewhere?

This has a code smell that strongly resembles how my first pet smells today.

Oh, and let's just hope foreigners never get it in their damn heads to immigrate. English only, thankyouverymuch.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 12:13 • by da Doctah
380931 in reply to 380895
zoe:
Look again! Zoe's in there. And Ivy's in there twice!
Ivy probably does a lot of rectangular design work.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 12:28 • by Will Leffert (unregistered)
Sadly, that interior design ad is most likely the fault of the printer (I'm assuming a newspaper). RIPs (Raster Image Processors) can sometimes have issues rendering fonts properly, and on occasion it'll go all wonky like it did in the ad. I used to be the Sys Admin for a newspaper, and we really had to check our film closely before we burned it to plate.

The error can also occur in PDF or postscript file generation (which is commonly how pages are sent to either film or direct-to-plate).

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 12:35 • by ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)
Was a blue police box seen in the vicinity of Porthmadog? Possibly in an abandoned quarry?

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 12:40 • by ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)
380935 in reply to 380930
Jack:
control.security.Whatwasmyfirstpetname

Oh, and let's just hope foreigners never get it in their damn heads to immigrate. English only, thankyouverymuch.
There isn't a control.security.cequietaitlenomdemonpremieranimaldecompagnie field? Someone tell the Quebecois now so they can call out the Bi-Lingual Task Force, er I mean the Groupe de Travail Bi-lingual!

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 12:45 • by Jack (unregistered)
380937 in reply to 380935
¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
Jack:
control.security.Whatwasmyfirstpetname
control.security.cequietaitlenomdemonpremieranimaldecompagnie
Consistent capitalization, please!

Captcha: acsi -- four-bit ASCII. Lower case only. No numbers or weird things that shouldn't exist anyway. Omit the ten least popular letters. Now maybe we can get back to "64K should be enough for anyone".

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 12:47 • by Wyrm (unregistered)
I can't get enough of the eventlog stating "Successful completion" as an error. I've seen this in some other products and I'm always amazed at how many devs just can't imagine their process running fine.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 13:01 • by alegr
380939 in reply to 380923
Caitlin:

Maybe it's my Windows XP experience talking, but you really, REALLY want to avoid hard boots at all cost. If my users try one when it wasn't necessary and I have to rebuild their machine, they're On Notice.
If you were a bit smarter (a bit less smartass), you would have used NTFS for your XP disks, not FAT32.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 13:13 • by anon (unregistered)
380940 in reply to 380938
Wyrm:
I can't get enough of the eventlog stating "Successful completion" as an error. I've seen this in some other products and I'm always amazed at how many devs just can't imagine their process running fine.

That's because something returned false, then to provide a diagnostic, the app called GetLastError() and displayed whatever message was associated with that error code. When GetLastError() returns 0, that's the message you get. It's easy to accidentally clear the last-error by calling other Windows functions that helpfully clear it for you upon success.

The real issue is that they didn't have architecture for catching errors and displaying what actually went wrong in a meaningful way. For backup software, that's a bad sign. I've worked on semi-similar software in the past and we made sure that if we were going to show an error, it would be meaningful. Sometimes you don't have much to go on (random I/O error when reading the disk--now what?) but you can do much much better than this.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 13:54 • by notromda
380941 in reply to 380912
PiisAWheeL:
"they probably do a lot of rectangular designs."

Lots of duplicate work, too.


I see what you did there....

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 13:55 • by Nagesh (unregistered)
380942 in reply to 380934
¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
Was a blue police box seen in the vicinity of Porthmadog? Possibly in an abandoned quarry?

Everybody aint know who you is refering. Lern to use reply buton.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 14:34 • by Matt Westwood
380945 in reply to 380942
Nagesh:
¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
Was a blue police box seen in the vicinity of Porthmadog? Possibly in an abandoned quarry?

Everybody aint know who you is refering. Lern to use reply buton.

Stupid prick. Lern to use the "in reply to" link at the top of the posting, dumbfuck.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 14:42 • by Nagesh (unregistered)
380947 in reply to 380945
Matt Westwood:
Nagesh:
¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
Was a blue police box seen in the vicinity of Porthmadog? Possibly in an abandoned quarry?

Everybody aint know who you is refering. Lern to use reply buton.

Stupid prick. Lern to use the "in reply to" link at the top of the posting, dumbfuck.

He aint is using reply buton neither. How does toes taste, Matthead?
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