Comment On Wordy Invoice

The daisy wheel stabbing at green-lined sheets could have been Satan’s fanfare, but Andy was long accustomed to tuning out ambient printer noise. It was 1982, and he spent most of his time before his Commodore PET 4032, churning out useful things in 6502 Assembly. Most of the code was for printing invoices, much like customer invoice currently printing and making all of that racket. [expand full text]
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Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-07 04:49 • by Katastrofa (unregistered)
394329 in reply to 394221
Andrew:
Once the sales manager cleared the scene, he rounded his desk, gathered up the invoices, and reached for his nearest resume.

FTFY


Quitting because a co-worker is being difficult? Grow some balls, man.

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-07 04:57 • by Watson
394330 in reply to 394261
tim:
in the UK we only have Tipp-Ex and i've never heard of whiteout.

At least you don't have to use Twink. Or worse, ask to use someone else's.

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-07 07:46 • by beeneto (unregistered)
Whiteout wouldn't have worked on greenbar would it, it would have been incredibly obvious, and how would a programmer experienced with financial systems make that kind of basic maths error? I always assumed these stories were at least based on reality, if they're complete fabrications then what's the point of them?

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-07 08:24 • by PedanticCurmudgeon
TRWTF is writing a large program in assembler but not bothering to implement 32-bit arithmetic.

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-07 08:29 • by Oh THAT Brian (unregistered)
394335 in reply to 394236
Or, if you were lazy, you would get the narrower paper and since your printer didn't have the fancy adjustable platten, you simply put paper in the left tractor feed and adjusted the pressure so the paper wouldn't bind and start printing diagonally.

Which worked fine until someone printed a wide report and didn't change the paper. After a few of those, the paper roller was coated on the right side with many layers of typewriter ink.

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-07 09:11 • by Abico (unregistered)
394348 in reply to 394329
Katastrofa:
Andrew:
Once the sales manager cleared the scene, he rounded his desk, gathered up the invoices, and reached for his nearest resume.

FTFY


Quitting because a co-worker is being difficult? Grow some balls, man.

Maybe it's anticipating being fired for his terrible attitude and solution.

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-07 11:06 • by european (unregistered)
394367 in reply to 394272
TRWTF:
The real problem is that 2.5000 is wrong. He added three 000 to both 2 and 2.5 which gets you 2 thousand and 25 thousand. Also, if this was for Europe it should have been a comma in the abbreviated version. TRWTF is the fail programmer.


You realise that Europe is not a republic (yet) and not all european countries use the comma for this?

Stupid confederate ...

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-07 11:43 • by chubertdev
Should have just converted the numbers to strings and concatenated "x10^3" onto it. :)

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-07 12:40 • by Neil (unregistered)
Why use kilotons when you can use gigagrams?

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-07 18:11 • by Shinobu (unregistered)
TRWTF is Ellis Morning for signing off on this crap.

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-07 18:33 • by Mr.Bob (unregistered)
394420 in reply to 394329
Katastrofa:
Andrew:
Once the sales manager cleared the scene, he rounded his desk, gathered up the invoices, and reached for his nearest resume.

FTFY


Quitting because a co-worker is being difficult? Grow some balls, man.


Making the co-worker quit is the correct approach. No need to battle your way through the day. If you're not getting along with your co-workers, fix it. If you can't fix it, then you decide if you can live with it, or leave it.

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-08 08:01 • by L.P.O. (unregistered)
394435 in reply to 394291
the beholder:
justsomedudette:
bkDJ:
Speaking of writers...
"Because he wanted to knock off at 3:02, obviously."
Knock off...? As an American, the only thing that means to me

As a non-American deal with it! You are not the owners of the English language or its colloquialisms.

It means go home - wouldn't have thought it was that difficult to work out anyway.
"wouldn't have thought it was that difficult to work out anyway."
Work out...? As an American, the only thing that means to me is to put some time exercising in the gym, so what is the poster I'm replying to trying to say here?
Anyway, I don't wanna have to think about this. Put other words in there place and post a new comment. Or else!


ITYM "Put other words in they're place and post a knew comment."

CAPTCHA: nulla. As in "Jag vill k-nulla."

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-09 14:36 • by Ubiquitous (unregistered)
That reminds me of the time one of our programmers couldn't get the totals on the report correct so he just hard-coded them.

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-11 18:35 • by Anon (unregistered)
394649 in reply to 394258
"It isn't possible" isn't allowed, you know.

There are dozens of management books telling managers to never accept that as an answer, and your co-workers have all read those books.

Re: Wordy Invoice

2012-11-12 06:57 • by The Darned (unregistered)
394656 in reply to 394418
I am a Martian and only understand 'signing off' to mean strimpling my noodlepiff.

Re: Wordy Invoice

2013-01-28 03:56 • by Robert (unregistered)
The real WTF here is that he put three zeros at the end. What would you expect to happen if you have to format something like 2.5 ?

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