Mark Bowytz

Besides contributing at @TheDailyWTF, I write DevDisasters for Visual Studio Magazine, and involved in various side projects including child rearing and marriage. Twitter: @mbowytz

@TitleOfErrord

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"I asked my son, @Firstname, and he is indeed rather @Emotion about going to @ThemePark!" wrote Chris @LASTNAME.


Classic WTF: Hacker Proof Booleans

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We continue our summer break with a classic case of outsmarting oneself in the stupidest way. Original -- Remy

"Years ago, long before I'd actually started programming, I spent my time learning about computers and data concepts by messing around with, believe it or not, cheat devices for video games," wrote Rena K., "The one I used primarily provided a RAM editor and some other tools which allowed me to tool around with the internal game files and I even get into muddling around with the game data all in the interest of seeing what would happen."

"As such, by the time my inflated hacker ego and I got into programming professionally, I was already pretty familiar with basic things like data types and binary. I was feeling pretty darn L33T."


Know Your Bits!

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"I know software can't always be perfect, but things like this make me want to shut down my PC and say that's enough computering for the day," writes Timothy W.


A World Turned Upside Down

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John A. wrote, "Wait, so 'Cancel' is 'Continue' and 'OK' is really 'Cancel'!?"


The Developer Test

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"Apparently, if AMEX's site knows that you're a developer, it will present a REGEX challenge before allowing you to reset your password," Jim wrote.


The Maybe Compiler

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"Maybe it it compiled...maybe it didn't. I guess that I have to find out myself from here on out," wrote, Y. Diomidov.


Just Buttons

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"What do you think the buttons do? If you thought the dialog was trying to help you log in or give an opportunity to send them an e-mail, instant message, or tweet pointing out how the buttons don't do anything, you might be mistaken," writes Alex M., "


Outage to the Max!

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"When Google's having an outage, and it's also affecting their outage notification service, things are NOT going well" writes Nathan.


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