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"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 15:06 • by the beholder (unregistered)
380948 in reply to 380947
Nagesh:
Matt Westwood:
Nagesh:
¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:

Everybody aint...

He aint...
Here's a bit of advice to everyone:
NOBODY should teach Nagesh another word. EVER.

Thanks for the cooperation.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 15:09 • by Mark (unregistered)
TRWTF is a mother with a middle name of Ted, or Tom or Tim, etc. WTF. That's just a weird awkward family situation. Seek therapy!

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 15:09 • by wretcheddawn (unregistered)
My company isn't the only one to adopt the idiotic N + random 6-8 digit code username convention?

I have to write down my own username, and I've been here for years.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 15:49 • by blowhole (unregistered)
Immigration is not using gettext then.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 15:55 • by Robot (unregistered)
380953 in reply to 380941
Dave:
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.


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

Lots of duplicate work, too.


I see what you did there....


I see what you did there after seeing what they had saw what they did there.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 16:18 • by Tachyon
Error: The comment completed successfully.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 16:20 • by Friedrice the Great (unregistered)
380955 in reply to 380950
wretcheddawn:
My company isn't the only one to adopt the idiotic N + random 6-8 digit code username convention?

I have to write down my own username, and I've been here for years.

I worked at one place where user login names were constructed from first 2 letters of first name, first 6 letters of last name. Had a coworker whose login name was "suyoshit". Never found out what she thought of it.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 16:46 • by Lone Marauder (unregistered)
380956 in reply to 380950
wretcheddawn:
My company isn't the only one to adopt the idiotic N + random 6-8 digit code username convention?

I have to write down my own username, and I've been here for years.


Our company does it, every user ID that has mainframe access is X+7 digits. It's a limitation of the mainframe software from what I'm told.

I would love for that useless hunk of metal to go away, but alas it is not to be.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 16:47 • by Nagesh (unregistered)
380957 in reply to 380948
the beholder:
Nagesh:
Matt Westwood:
Nagesh:
¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:

Everybody aint...

He aint...
Here's a bit of advice to everyone:
NOBODY should teach Nagesh another word. EVER.

Thanks for the cooperation.


I ain't be need your hlep anyways. I am sign up for word-of-day emails.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 17:22 • by Ruben (unregistered)
About the two amount not being the same: I see no problem really, you see $-171,223.18 is about $342,446.36 away from $171,223.18, so the error message is perfectly valid. Really, get your maths straight people!

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 17:23 • by lrucker
380960 in reply to 380929
Symbiatch:
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.


I had an IT department that required root access for shutdown on Solaris boxes, regardless of whether they were shared servers or personal desktops. So I could pull the plug but not do a clean shutdown. Awesome.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 17:54 • by Nogush (unregistered)
380961 in reply to 380960
lrucker:
Symbiatch:
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.


I had an IT department that required root access for shutdown on Solaris boxes, regardless of whether they were shared servers or personal desktops. So I could pull the plug but not do a clean shutdown. Awesome.


Only flithy haker use Unix for his desktop. Why u a flithy haker?

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 17:57 • by Decius (unregistered)
380962 in reply to 380950
wretcheddawn:
My company isn't the only one to adopt the idiotic N + random 6-8 digit code username convention?

I have to write down my own username, and I've been here for years.


US civil aviation uses N[a-n|p-z|0-9]({1}|{2,6})

I might not have the regex perfectly formed.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 18:03 • by Meep (unregistered)
380963 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.


Need to get work done + machine is hung = hard boot is necessary

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 18:08 • by Robert B. (unregistered)
380964 in reply to 380908
Joe:
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.


Define 'quite commonly.' More than one? Never met a married woman in my life whose middle name was her maiden name. Hyphenated last name, sure, met a few of _those_.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 18:09 • by Jaded? (unregistered)
The Event Properties one?

catch (Throawble t) {
throw new InfuriatingPointlessObfuscationException();
}

Crystal (of ~Reports) fame seem to be fond of this.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 18:52 • by ffelthc what
"I was forced to hard boot my machine since Windows doesn't allow you to edit your username on the locked-login screen."

Er, what? Of course it does. You just click on the 'switch user' button.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-11 19:55 • by El Oscuro (unregistered)
380970 in reply to 380928
Herohtar:
TRWTF is Backup Exec completing anything successfully. Though I suppose it actually didn't since it's still throwing errors.

TRWTF is anything by Symantec (Backup Exec, NetBackup, Symantec Antivirus, etc)

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-12 01:31 • by Matt Westwood
380975 in reply to 380949
Mark:
TRWTF is a mother with a middle name of Ted, or Tom or Tim, etc. WTF. That's just a weird awkward family situation. Seek therapy!

Go! To! Oprah!
Go! To! Oprah!
...

GO SEE A DOCTOR URGENTLY!

2012-05-12 04:21 • by DaveK
"I'm still getting used to my new keyboard, and occasionally hit the '\' and ENTER keys at the same time"
At the same time? They're on opposite sides of the keyboard! If you have a massive keyboard-sized fleshy blob where your hand should be, that's not "getting used to" a new keyboard, that's cancer!

Re: GO SEE A DOCTOR URGENTLY!

2012-05-12 04:35 • by Stu (unregistered)
380977 in reply to 380976
DaveK:
"I'm still getting used to my new keyboard, and occasionally hit the '\' and ENTER keys at the same time"
At the same time? They're on opposite sides of the keyboard! If you have a massive keyboard-sized fleshy blob where your hand should be, that's not "getting used to" a new keyboard, that's cancer!


In standard-US keyboards, they're RIGHT NEXT to each other. The \ key is to the right of RIGHT SHIFT, below ENTER and above CONTROL.

You must be using a foreign keyboard.

Speaking of keyboards, I profoundly hate keyboards that have a tiny BACKSPACE key and more other keys in that spot.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-12 06:26 • by Zemm
380978 in reply to 380888
Nagesh:
B&S? Ain't being this an American slang words?


Here in Australia B&S stands for "Bachelors and Spinsters" - the rural version of "Desperate and Dateless".

Basically a big piss-up and ending with a root. (Translation: Drink lots of alcoholic beverages and end up sleeping with someone in a tent/swag/ute). Interestingly I've only gone to one, with my then-girlfriend-now-wife-and-mother-of-my-three-children-including-a-set-of-twins, so we technically weren't a B or S.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-12 08:19 • by tin
380981 in reply to 380978
Zemm:
Here in Australia B&S stands for "Bachelors and Spinsters" - the rural version of "Desperate and Dateless".


Which I found to be a very odd name for an interior design company - not sure I'd like drunken bogans decorating my house.

Also, the weather one - I was surprised to see a weather map containing part of the UK without Prince Charles standing next to it. Got so used to that image over the last few days with it being on the news every 5 minutes.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-12 09:02 • by Nagesh (unregistered)
380982 in reply to 380975
Matt Westwood:
Mark:
TRWTF is a mother with a middle name of Ted, or Tom or Tim, etc. WTF. That's just a weird awkward family situation. Seek therapy!

Go! To! Oprah!
Go! To! Oprah!
...

Why? Will oprah browser let you enter short name in secruity qustion field? Other browser ain't let you enter that.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-12 11:14 • by Wouter (unregistered)
I found this ad for an interior design company



they probably do a lot of rectangular designs.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-12 20:51 • by bridget99
380986 in reply to 380940
anon:
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.


I have it on good authority that Scott Guthrie made this error once at Microsoft, in the early days of .NET, and it made him look stupid at a presentation. He had taken some C++ Win32 code and ported to .NET, in the form of a bunch of "platform invoke" calls. The series of calls he originally wrote (or copied from someone else) were careful not to do anything between the error and the GetLastError() call. Of course, in .NET, all sorts of other crap got nested between the function calls, resulting in some very inelegant-looking error messages when Scott's program briefly lost connectivity or something. Some of the old-timers in the room laughed at him and at least one made the point that efforts to port core functionality to .NET were driven by politics, were a waste of time, and so on. A few of these guys were "rightsized" out of their jobs shortly thereafter, or exiled to less favorable assignments, but Guthrie didn't escape the incident unscathed, either. At that point he was slated to basically take over everything having to do with development at Microsoft, and because of this little incident and a few other things, that had become untenable. Scott's current assignment, which is some vaguely-defined thing about "server technologies," is the sop they threw him instead, along with "ASP.NET MVC," which basically consists of Scott throwing out confusing advice about how to plug holes in a technology he invented.

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

2012-05-13 00:26 • by oheso
380987 in reply to 380900
Zed:
Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.


+1 choppas

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-13 00:31 • by oheso
380988 in reply to 380933
Will Leffert:
we really had to check our film closely before we burned it to plate.


*sniff* Nazukashii! (an expression of nostalgia)

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-13 07:03 • by PunctuallyChallenged (unregistered)
380989 in reply to 380917
db2:
Looks like somebody forgot to tie Bangor to the dock over in Maine and it floated away again.

And Monmouth.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-13 08:05 • by dkf
I've seen problems like that Interior Design ad on OSX before, usually in Safari shortly before a crash. (Something's corrupted the fonts, so the application is living on borrowed time…)

Re: GO SEE A DOCTOR URGENTLY!

2012-05-13 10:45 • by Luiz Felipe (unregistered)
380992 in reply to 380976
DaveK:
"I'm still getting used to my new keyboard, and occasionally hit the '\' and ENTER keys at the same time"
At the same time? They're on opposite sides of the keyboard! If you have a massive keyboard-sized fleshy blob where your hand should be, that's not "getting used to" a new keyboard, that's cancer!


No, they arent. Has you using some non us keyboard? in us keyboard, the "\" is above the enter key, you must have such a big fat finger to press two keys on same time per accident. Or not, then must be cancer and your hand hits all the keys on same time.


Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-13 18:10 • by feas (unregistered)
380994 in reply to 380907
anon:
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.
Önly User <x> or qan administrator can unlock this machine

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-13 18:12 • by mwa (unregistered)
380995 in reply to 380918
AB:
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)

agin and Dont were the two that leapt out simply by a glancing over your post....Hypocrite!

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-13 18:20 • by Joe (unregistered)
380996 in reply to 380950
wretcheddawn:
My company isn't the only one to adopt the idiotic N + random 6-8 digit code username convention?

I have to write down my own username, and I've been here for years.
You been there long time and have trouble remembering 8 digits? How do you go with phone numbers? In most of the world they're uhm...I forget

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-13 18:28 • by d4jsh (unregistered)
380997 in reply to 380956
Lone Marauder:
wretcheddawn:
My company isn't the only one to adopt the idiotic N + random 6-8 digit code username convention?

I have to write down my own username, and I've been here for years.


Our company does it, every user ID that has mainframe access is X+7 digits. It's a limitation of the mainframe software from what I'm told.

I would love for that useless hunk of metal to go away, but alas it is not to be.

Seeing as everyoine is explaining their user names we have first digit to represent contractor or permanent (or a few other options like user from another organisation), 2nd digit (number) represents region, then 3 letters that are taken out of your name along the line of (take the highest avbailble in the list - obviously some combinations may already have been taken:
First Name's Initial + first and last letter of surname
First Name 1st & last + surname initial
First name Initial + first letter and last consonant (other than last letter)
First name 1st and last + last letter of surname
some other permutations....

So for John Smith we'd have:
d4jsh
d4jns
d4jst
d4jnh
d4jhs
d4jhh

Remarkably, I'm not aware of any usernames that don't represent the name in some way - but I guess we don't have so many Smiths, Joneses or Nguyens working here...

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-13 18:32 • by Dingo Bob (unregistered)
380998 in reply to 380978
Zemm:
Nagesh:
B&S? Ain't being this an American slang words?


Here in Australia B&S stands for "Bachelors and Spinsters" - the rural version of "Desperate and Dateless".

Basically a big piss-up and ending with a root. (Translation: Drink lots of alcoholic beverages and end up sleeping with someone in a tent/swag/ute). Interestingly I've only gone to one, with my then-girlfriend-now-wife-and-mother-of-my-three-children-including-a-set-of-twins, so we technically weren't a B or S.
Sounds like you went to pretty mellow ones if you ended up in a tent or swag....other than cars (ute, sandman etc) I would have thought most of these type of pissups just end up with you sleeping with someone (generally of the opposite sex) somewhere....I think you're trying to be overly civil suggesting there'd be a tent or swag involved necessariyl...

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-13 18:41 • by Dingo Bob (unregistered)
380999 in reply to 380981
tin:
Zemm:
Here in Australia B&S stands for "Bachelors and Spinsters" - the rural version of "Desperate and Dateless".


Which I found to be a very odd name for an interior design company - not sure I'd like drunken bogans decorating my house.

Also, the weather one - I was surprised to see a weather map containing part of the UK without Prince Charles standing next to it. Got so used to that image over the last few days with it being on the news every 5 minutes.
Actually, according to a recent newspaper article (in a %s/very reliable/South Australian/g weekend paper) the Bogans have risen and there is more money in specialised Blue Collar work than in an office. As a result, Tins of Bundy, Beam and Jacks are becoming the beverage of choice ahead of boutique(?) beers like James Squires or even semi-Boutique beers like Boags and Coopers...

According to the ads on TV, however VB, Carlton, TED and XXXX (etc) are still being consumed by only the most feral dregs of society...and Dyson Heppell (http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/135357/default.aspx)

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-13 19:57 • by Scoldog (unregistered)
381001 in reply to 380949
Mark:
TRWTF is a mother with a middle name of Ted, or Tom or Tim, etc. WTF. That's just a weird awkward family situation. Seek therapy!
I've got three sisters and they are called Eric, Donald and Basil!

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-13 22:14 • by x (unregistered)
My mother's middle name has 3 characters." wrote Julie Crowner.

Mine's is Jo.

captcha: venio. i.e. Venio, Vidio, Vicio.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-14 00:06 • by lokedhs
The interior design ad seems to be ROT3. Every character is shifted by 3 places. I couldn't be bothered to decode more than a couple of words though, just to confirm I was right.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-14 02:54 • by Andre (unregistered)
Surely a debit amount of $171,223.18 is not equal to a credit amount of $171,223.18? In my book that's a difference of $343,446.36

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-14 02:55 • by Andre (unregistered)
381009 in reply to 381008
Yes, yes, I did mean $342,446.36

Re: GO SEE A DOCTOR URGENTLY!

2012-05-14 03:58 • by Watson
381010 in reply to 380992
Luiz Felipe:
DaveK:
"I'm still getting used to my new keyboard, and occasionally hit the '\' and ENTER keys at the same time"
At the same time? They're on opposite sides of the keyboard! If you have a massive keyboard-sized fleshy blob where your hand should be, that's not "getting used to" a new keyboard, that's cancer!


No, they arent. Has you using some non us keyboard? in us keyboard, the "\" is above the enter key, you must have such a big fat finger to press two keys on same time per accident. Or not, then must be cancer and your hand hits all the keys on same time.


Maybe Michael Dowden's previous keyboard had an ENTER key that was two rows tall, while the current one has an ENTER key that is only one row tall - and the current backslash key occupies space that the old keyboard used for the ENTER key's extra height. If you tended to strike the old ENTER key on its upper half, the same muscle movements would have you hitting backslash.

Which reminds me of one of my favourite (for sarcastic values of "favourite") keyboards: the one where <POWER> <SLEEP> and <WAKEUP> were ordinary keys placed just under <DELETE> <END> and <PGDN>, which were naturally moved upwards to make room for them.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-14 06:34 • by uns (unregistered)
381012 in reply to 380954
Tachyon:
Error: The comment completed successfully.


Depends on your definition of "success".

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-14 07:55 • by peter (unregistered)
381015 in reply to 381007
Darn, you're right! Here's their (back-shifted and then completed with an educated guess) web site:

http://www.bns-interieur.be/

Hat off to you, sir!

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-14 07:56 • by peter (unregistered)
381016 in reply to 381007
And in my contribution abote, I forgot to quote lokedhs... *sigh*

lokedhs:
The interior design ad seems to be ROT3. Every character is shifted by 3 places. I couldn't be bothered to decode more than a couple of words though, just to confirm I was right.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-14 08:25 • by Bob McKenzie (unregistered)
381018 in reply to 381016
peter:
And in my contribution abote...

Contribution abote what, hoser? Take off, eh?

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-14 08:37 • by PedanticCurmudgeon
381019 in reply to 380995
mwa:
AB:
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)

agin and Dont were the two that leapt out simply by a glancing over your post....Hypocrite!
I don't know about hypocrite, but definitely a hapless victim of Muphry's Law.

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-14 09:29 • by Ron (unregistered)
So what's wrong with the accounting one?
(maybe its too early and I'm missing something... But your debits must equal credits to balance out the journal...)

Re: Squared Interior Design

2012-05-14 10:44 • by nobulate
Nothing wrong here, those are the new Canadian immigration documents.
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