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As if trying to navigate HR related websites isn't hard enough, Ned Wheeler was trying to log into his employer's HR website when he was greeted with this. [expand full text]
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Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 06:08 • by warmachine
Please properly read the message above.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 06:09 • by MuTaTeD (unregistered)
This is the frist comment, please see the next comment for more details

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 06:10 • by MuTaTeD (unregistered)
Please read the above comment carefully

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 06:11 • by Julia
The Seventh Circle of the Inferno is reserved for developers who think error messages are an outlet for their comedic talents. Where they can be kept in eternal torment by cute fluffy kittehs.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 06:26 • by $$ERR:get_name_fail (unregistered)
That iMap error message is cute. And much more friendly than "NullPointerException on line 9842".

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 06:26 • by phi (unregistered)
TRWTF is wanting to watch "The Time Traveler's Wife" instead of reading the book.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 06:26 • by bkDJ
TRWTF is thinking you are so clever with your huge wall of error output, but then not proofreading it and fixing "passed to one on my layer controllers" to "passed to one of my layer controllers"

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 06:58 • by bluesman (unregistered)
"You know, when you think about it, offering a movie called The Time Traveler's Wife until the 41st century kind of makes sense"

No, it doesn't. Just travel back to the 21st century and watch it then.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 07:18 • by faoileag (unregistered)
Bill:
I had applied for a job which I am actually not interested in," Bill wrote, "Now, if that number is the salary..."

...I'd still redact my application, because, all things considered, 1558369 cents per year is pretty meager for the responsible position of System.Xml.XmlElement. Even if they throw in health insurance for free.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 07:25 • by Tristique (unregistered)
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Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 07:28 • by faoileag (unregistered)
"A hapless time traveler and his wife forge an unlikely love affair despite his uncontrolled jumps through time"

It is unlikely to have a love affair with ones wife???

And by the way: is there someone fishing for sympathy? A lot of us are burdened with a weekly commute, you insensitive clod!

Ah, that movie begs to be made fun off... "Are you seeing someone else???" "No!!! Erm, yourself 20 years younger doesn't count, does it?"

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 07:43 • by QJo (unregistered)
395477 in reply to 395468
phi:
TRWTF is wanting to watch "The Time Traveler's Wife" instead of reading the book.


TRWTF is the existence of the execrable book in the first place.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 08:06 • by Will (unregistered)
395478 in reply to 395477
QJo:
phi:
TRWTF is wanting to watch "The Time Traveler's Wife" instead of reading the book.


TRWTF is the existence of the execrable book in the first place.


TRWTF is that you have read it.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 09:01 • by @Deprecated
I remember my first job as a System.Xml.XmlComment... My job just didn't have real purpose.

How I dreamed of having a job as a System.Xml.XmlElement!

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 10:01 • by Object Type (unregistered)
I applied to be an XML element once, because I knew I'd that's one job where I'd never be improperly terminated.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 10:04 • by Larry (unregistered)
Come work at BigCorp, where we promise not to treat you as just another number. No, our developers are highly regarded XML elements.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 10:13 • by Tim (unregistered)
That TestCfg stuff is not testing the app as you might think. No, it is a competence test administered by HR as part of the hiring process. If you can hack into their database and find the two requested configuration strings, you're in!

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 10:18 • by Bobby (unregistered)
395485 in reply to 395484
Tim:
That TestCfg stuff is not testing the app as you might think. No, it is a competence test administered by HR as part of the hiring process. If you can hack into their database and find the two requested configuration strings, you're in!
When (oops, I mean if) I hack into an HR database, it isn't to pass some stupid test. No, I just add myself as an employee, reporting to a supervisor that doesn't exist. That way I never have to show up for work and nobody notices.

The trick is not to be too greedy about the salary you give yourself. Something middle-of-the-road so you don't stick out. Same thing at performance evaluation time. Mostly 4s, a couple 3s and 5s. Just don't forget to update the database with your eval every year or they will hunt you down!

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 10:21 • by Dan (unregistered)
395486 in reply to 395484
Well obviously when FedEx services are not available at your zip code, the maximum envelope size is null. What else did you expect?

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 10:27 • by Noughmad (unregistered)
395487 in reply to 395485
Bobby:
When (oops, I mean if) I hack into an HR database, it isn't to pass some stupid test. No, I just add myself as an employee, reporting to a supervisor that doesn't exist. That way I never have to show up for work and nobody notices.
I would ask you for your last name, but judging from you first name I think posting it would make you an employee of TDWTF.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 10:30 • by Skott (unregistered)
395488 in reply to 395484
As a sys admin, I already have lusers who believe I can and should immediately fix any error in crappy software I've never even seen before. The last thing I need is error messages encouraging them to give me a good talking to, since I'm the closest thing to a "developer" they've ever seen in their lives.

Just once, I'd love to see an honest error message:

Hey there! You impulsively bought a load of dung because the web site had a pretty model smiling as she looked at her computer. First of all, don't you know every marketing site has one of those? Anyway, the sales guys didn't want us to spend any extra time testing this stuff, so it is loaded with bugs, and you've hit one of them. Don't fret about it; there's nothing you or anyone can do. The program is broken! Get it? It doesn't work. It can't be fixed. Don't bother calling us because we won't fix it. Don't call anyone else either, because that's just wasting time. Your best move at this point is to uninstall this software, assuming it doesn't crash when you make the attempt.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 10:42 • by Jeff (unregistered)
395489 in reply to 395488
Skott:
The program is broken! Get it? It doesn't work. It can't be fixed.
So true! I can't count how many times I've had that conversation. Since to most people, software is pure magic and I'm a magician, of course it will work. I just have to, um, do the needful whateveritizits, and if I don't, well, I'm just being stubborn or uncooperative, probably because they haven't yet sufficiently impressed me with their clout in the organization or the urgency of their need.

"But their web site said this would allow me to print banners!"

They just can't even formulate the concept that the web site might have lied.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 11:33 • by the beholder (unregistered)
395490 in reply to 395489
Jeff:

"But their web site said this would allow me to print banners!"

They just can't even formulate the concept that the web site might have lied.
Well, you know how they say: "It's on the internet, so it must be true".

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 12:44 • by Dazed (unregistered)
395492 in reply to 395489
Jeff:

"But their web site said this would allow me to print banners!"

They just can't even formulate the concept that the web site might have lied.

To be fair, it probably does allow you to print banners. Provided you're using IE 6 on Windows XP SP1, or whatever platform was reasonably common at the time said site was originally written.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 14:25 • by PseudoBovine (unregistered)
395494 in reply to 395488
Skott:
Hey there! You impulsively bought a load of dung because the web site had a pretty model smiling as she looked at her computer. First of all, don't you know every marketing site has one of those?


Obligatory link. (And no, it's not a webcomic, of any shape of artistic ability.)

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 16:31 • by Evo
395495 in reply to 395470
bluesman:
"You know, when you think about it, offering a movie called The Time Traveler's Wife until the 41st century kind of makes sense"

No, it doesn't. Just travel back to the 21st century and watch it then.


That is, of course, if the time travel would be voluntarily ;-).

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 17:46 • by 50% Opacity (unregistered)
TRWTF is UltraDefrag, right?

In the age of modern file systems, people still bother defragging their disk? With tools called "UltraDefrag"? How much more 90s can you get? Or is this seriously still a thing?

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 22:15 • by ekolis
I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the MAP!

*Swiper swipes the map*

SWIPER NO SWIPING!

Aww, MAN!

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-23 22:50 • by Norman Diamond (unregistered)
395499 in reply to 395488
Skott:
As a sys admin, I already have lusers who believe I can and should immediately fix any error in crappy software I've never even seen before.
Just wait, it will get worse.

As a programmer, I have both colleagues and relatives who think I can fix any error in Windows.

Just wait, it gets worse.

I clicked on a link in a Windows Event Log item to see if Microsoft had heard of one particular error and might even propose a fix. Yes indeed they did. Microsoft's TechNet article told me to fix the bug. Microsoft didn't tell me what part of Windows it was in or how to fix it, they just told me I should fix their bug.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-24 01:05 • by AndyCanfield
Ari Sitnik, you have obviously never sent e-mail to my ex-wife.
Please properly read the error message above.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-25 10:19 • by 1.44 meg floppy disk (unregistered)
395506 in reply to 395496
I think you mean "in this age of fast hard drives and SSDs, people still bother defragging their disk?"

Modern file systems still can become highly fragmented, but you just don't see the effects like you used to.

Defragmenting is also very useful when compressing a drive image for virtualization. Moving things around with a defragmenter can force bad sectors on a hard drive to remap (a quick fix after someone dropped their laptop), and some of us just like things organized in perfect order.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-25 20:54 • by ezra abrams (unregistered)
I recently recieved an offer from a major US bank for a credit card that gave me 150$US bonus after the first two purchases - basically, 150 dollars us for nothing
So I go to the rewards site, and, after much effort find the take reward as cashback, deposit to checking account
SO ..I get to filling in my account info, which in teh US is the routing number, which identifies the bank, and the account number, which identifys your account
I enter these and get an error message: account number must be 10 digits
but mine is 8
beep beep beep
talk about a fail

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-25 22:25 • by Shawn (unregistered)
395510 in reply to 395507
ezra abrams:
I recently recieved an offer from a major US bank for a credit card that gave me 150$US bonus after the first two purchases - basically, 150 dollars us for nothing
So I go to the rewards site, and, after much effort find the take reward as cashback, deposit to checking account
SO ..I get to filling in my account info, which in teh US is the routing number, which identifies the bank, and the account number, which identifys your account
I enter these and get an error message: account number must be 10 digits
but mine is 8
beep beep beep
talk about a fail
I had a similar thing. This lovely Nigerian who worked for a major bank (this he told me himself) offered to share some interest on some inheritance that he had to shift between accounts. I sent him all the details and all, but everytime I tried to log into my bank through his interface, it kept rejecting my Account Number and password *sigh* maybe there really IS no such thing as a free lunch...

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-26 09:52 • by ToiletDuck64
That business is really going to take Web 2.0 to the next level* with their System.Xml.XmlElement job position.

*(That's Web 3.0, right?)

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-26 09:57 • by hombre (unregistered)
XMLElement Job is not that difficult. You only watch for some escape characters and that's all.
XMLDocument, now that's hard. You need to deal with a lot of encoding stuff. But hey, that's management.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-26 17:19 • by JJ (unregistered)
I used to be a System.Xml.XmlElement like you, but then I took an arrow key to the knee.

Re: TestCfg is a Required Field

2012-11-26 19:27 • by Silverhill
395559 in reply to 395507
ezra abrams:
I enter these and get an error message: account number must be 10 digits
but mine is 8
beep beep beep
talk about a fail
Try left-padding with zeroes...that's what mine is like.
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