• Andrew Miller (google)

    NaN;NaN. Great, Now I have a Bananarama earworm....

  • Jasmine (unregistered) in reply to Andrew Miller

    Or Batman....

  • 516052 (unregistered)

    Honestly I don't think these are funny. As in the entire category. Yea, we get it. Websites fail. Public terminals fail. Emails fail. But it's just not entertaining to me unless it comes with a good jucy and embelished story.

  • I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯ (unregistered)

    NaN NaN NaN NaN, Hey Hey Hey, Undefined!

  • Andrew (unregistered)

    I wasn't expecting a John Cage reference today. Well done.

  • Brian (unregistered) in reply to 516052

    What, the egregious overuse of said-bookisms not good enough for you?

  • Prime Mover (unregistered)

    Enough of the earworms already.

    I spent a few months working on a project a couple of years ago whose initials were OAO, and was perpetually beset by The Bangles in my brain all day long.

  • Nathan (unregistered) in reply to Jasmine

    Or "My Chemical Romance"!

  • Rick (unregistered)

    Thank you to Lyle for the John Cage reference!

  • Best Of 2021 (unregistered) in reply to 516052

    Yeah I'm always disappointed when it's Error'd day. These things are worth a quick smirk when they happen to you, but they're not on the same level as the other types of article.

    We've all written JS code that renders 'null' or '[object Object]' into a UI, or templating code that writes null into a log/document/email, haven't we?

  • Andrew Miller (google)

    I'm now pondering if it's possible to be ear-wormed by 4'33"....

  • (nodebb)

    I had a friend in high school who claimed to be 4'31" = 6'7". I don't recall John Cage in a similar vein.

  • Wizofaus (unregistered) in reply to Andrew

    Don't think he ever called it a sonata though. But yeah, didn't think that was a well known piece outside music majors!

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  • Peter (unregistered)

    "Nobody nowhere knows nothing" means that there is a place that exists that everybody knows something.

  • s.talking (unregistered)

    Trying to identify all the album covers on the Spotify screenshot. All I've got is "Big Generator", the less known followup to Yes' 90125. I have a feeling I should know a couple others but drawing a blank.

  • Prime Mover (unregistered) in reply to Peter

    Yes indeed, the answer to the question: "Where is the place where everybody knows something?"

  • (nodebb) in reply to Andrew Miller

    Nan nan nan nan - those with the Bananarama earworm should seek therapy here


    (oh dammit! At least there are only 7 compared with Bananarama's 8)

  • (author) in reply to Best Of 2021

    Me too, Bestof. They're definitely not on the same level as the other articles, because the Error'd editor is just not as talented or good-looking as the other authors. But he tries.

    The simple truth is that we get an awful lot of submissions of improper use of NaN, null, and undefined. The truly awe-inspiring or subtle errors are rarer. There is a lesson there that I'm wrestling with how to articulate. When I figure it out, I'll share.

  • Neveranulll (unregistered)

    Error’d is my favorite feature, and I look forward to it every Friday. Sure, the more technical articles come with a back story, but unless you are very familiar with each specific programming language shown, domain issues, or database query syntax, you probably won’t get much out of it. On the other hand, error’d is universal, and generally shows a lack of error handling that manifests itself in a very public and embarrassing, humerous way.

  • 516052 (unregistered) in reply to Neveranulll

    I can agree with you on the technical ones. And I actually can understand most of them. Really the best ones are the story entries. Stuff like Paula Bean or the internal market or any of the many stories of outsourcing gone wrong and code reviews gone awry. Those to me are the ones that are the most fun to read and most relatable because they don't laser focus on a line of code but instead lay out a narrative of of either institutional stupidity or individual cretenism or some similar subject. Stuff that you could reasonably well follow even if you weren't a developer and yet that's just so utterly relatable to all of us because we've all been there.

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