• Welbog (cs)

    I'm running IE and I don't get that message as a popup like that. I guess it only applies to "shitty IE", whereas I have the regular one.

  • anon (unregistered) in reply to Welbog
    Welbog:
    I'm running IE and I don't get that message as a popup like that. I guess it only applies to "shitty IE", whereas I have the regular one.

    Me three.

  • KingNetSurfer (cs)

    yeah I use Avant, and it doesn't do it with that, and launching IE also doesn't get it to happen, not sure, apparently the people that make it have some type of error catching and have now declared it.

  • bacon (unregistered) in reply to anon

    Are you running IE7?

    I am...Maybe its only an IE6 bug. Or they fixed it.

  • Not First (unregistered) in reply to Welbog

    Second

    most likely you haven't got JS debugging enabled. Over-zealous ad blocking at work renders some sites completely unusable for me with JS debugging on in IE

  • MX5Ringer (cs)

    Me 4,

    Although from the screen shot it looks like you are using Vista, so perhaps it's a Vista thing? (Heaven forbid!!)

  • Not First (unregistered) in reply to MX5Ringer
    MX5Ringer:
    Me 4,

    Although from the screen shot it looks like you are using Vista, so perhaps it's a Vista thing? (Heaven forbid!!)

    Nope, i'm on IE7 on XP and it happens to me. It's because I've got JS debugging enabled - note the caption - "Do you want to Debug?". I bet all you guys who don't get it on IE get a little yellow triangle in the status bar.

  • MX5Ringer (cs) in reply to Not First

    Ah yes, I get it,

    Little yellow triangle it is.

  • nickfitz (cs)

    You don't need the "Enable JavaScript debugging" setting - you will be notified of the error, but in a different-looking dialog and without the option to debug, if you just enable the "Show a message for every scripting error" option.

  • Not First (unregistered) in reply to nickfitz
    nickfitz:
    You don't need the "Enable JavaScript debugging" setting - you will be notified of the error, but in a different-looking dialog and without the option to debug, if you just enable the "Show a message for every scripting error" option.

    The Real WTF™ is that this had to be pointed out. Call yourselves techies? Sheesh!

  • Chris (unregistered)

    Look in the bottom left corner of IE for a yellow triangle and double click on it.

  • Nick (unregistered) in reply to Chris
    Chris:
    Look in the bottom left corner of IE for a yellow triangle and double click on it.

    That did it, thanks.

  • SomeCoder (unregistered) in reply to Not First
    Not First:
    nickfitz:
    You don't need the "Enable JavaScript debugging" setting - you will be notified of the error, but in a different-looking dialog and without the option to debug, if you just enable the "Show a message for every scripting error" option.

    The Real WTF™ is that this had to be pointed out. Call yourselves techies? Sheesh!

    Sadly, I was thinking the same thing.

  • villa (unregistered) in reply to Nick

    The real WTF is that he's using Windows Vista. Make that shitty Windows Vista.

  • Gecces (unregistered) in reply to Welbog
    Welbog:
    I'm running IE and I don't get that message as a popup like that. I guess it only applies to "shitty IE", whereas I have the regular one.
    If you're running IE, you're running "Shitty IE". There are no exceptions!
  • Welbog (cs) in reply to Gecces
    Gecces:
    Welbog:
    I'm running IE and I don't get that message as a popup like that. I guess it only applies to "shitty IE", whereas I have the regular one.
    If you're running IE, you're running "Shitty IE". There are no exceptions!
    Bah to you. IE is fine.
  • travisowens (cs)

    A great example of why you never put salng/profanity anywhere in your code, not as a comment, not as a function name, etc. You never know what an error will reveal.

  • Not First (unregistered) in reply to travisowens
    travisowens:
    A great example of why you never put salng/profanity anywhere in your code, not as a comment, not as a function name, etc. You never know what an error will reveal.

    I will never forget being on holiday and receiving an email from my boss asking me what the function "OohMePiles" did.

  • akatherder (cs)

    Reminds me of my co-worker who left the "o" out of getMasterCount().

  • PS (unregistered)

    I get crappy_Opera_needs_this error myself

  • MX5Ringer (cs) in reply to Not First

    The Real WTF™ is that this had to be pointed out. Call yourselves techies? Sheesh!

    Point taken,

    I feel suitably humiliated!

    It's been a long month! and I'm still 45mins from Beer O'Clock

  • Anon (unregistered)

    The culprits is simply:

    onmouseout="shitty_IE_needs_this"

    Not surprisingly, this also flags errors in Firefox, although not, for whatever reason, in Opera.

    If IE really needed some JavaScript handler there, I'd think "void(0)" would have been a better choice.

  • dp.design (cs) in reply to Welbog
    Welbog:
    Gecces:
    Welbog:
    I'm running IE and I don't get that message as a popup like that. I guess it only applies to "shitty IE", whereas I have the regular one.
    If you're running IE, you're running "Shitty IE". There are no exceptions!
    Bah to you. IE is fine.
    No, it is not.
  • Ohnonymous (unregistered)

    Maybe the coder meant to put "shi-TTY" (it could happen).

  • MX5Ringer (cs) in reply to akatherder
    akatherder:
    Reminds me of my co-worker who left the "o" out of getMasterCount().

    I stumbled across a var named 'titfor' I tracked down the programmer responsible for it and asked him "What's a titfor"

  • superpower (unregistered) in reply to dp.design
    dp.design:
    Welbog:
    Gecces:
    Welbog:
    I'm running IE and I don't get that message as a popup like that. I guess it only applies to "shitty IE", whereas I have the regular one.
    If you're running IE, you're running "Shitty IE". There are no exceptions!
    Bah to you. IE is fine.
    No, it is not.

    That's just ShittIE

  • cory (unregistered)

    The real WTF is why you bastards are using IE and your techies!? Come on do us web developers a favor and stop using that crap browser so it'll eventually fall off the face of the earth.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to cory
    cory:
    The real WTF is why you bastards are using IE and your techies!? Come on do us web developers a favor and stop using that crap browser so it'll eventually fall off the face of the earth.

    Seriously. If you people think IE is "Fine" you need to quit your tech job.

    You should not be doing anything that affects other people if you are so inept as to accept IE.

  • zip (cs) in reply to SomeCoder
    SomeCoder:
    Not First:
    nickfitz:
    You don't need the "Enable JavaScript debugging" setting - you will be notified of the error, but in a different-looking dialog and without the option to debug, if you just enable the "Show a message for every scripting error" option.

    The Real WTF™ is that this had to be pointed out. Call yourselves techies? Sheesh!

    Sadly, I was thinking the same thing.

    Same here. As long as none of the guys who couldn't see it were web developers, I guess it's not a big deal. It's not like I'm a master of debugging embedded systems or anything.

  • anne (unregistered)

    2 awesome things:

    1. This application is supposedly a "Professional icon maker". Professional, indeed!
    2. In the comments section, it says "Comments not related to this page or using offensive language will be deleted". Hah! Hypocrites.
  • savar (cs) in reply to Not First
    Not First:
    nickfitz:
    You don't need the "Enable JavaScript debugging" setting - you will be notified of the error, but in a different-looking dialog and without the option to debug, if you just enable the "Show a message for every scripting error" option.

    The Real WTF™ is that this had to be pointed out. Call yourselves techies? Sheesh!

    Hey Mr. Techie, why were you trying to escape an HTML character in a plain text post?

  • wkempf (unregistered) in reply to Anon

    Options are limited. I've not run Opera, mostly because of the cost (yeah, I know it was (is?) free for a while), but the other options are either IE based (lame) or Mozilla based. And I spent the last 3 years of my life working on Mozilla technology, and trust me, IE is a MUCH better choice. The Mozilla renderer might be more standards compliant, but that's about the only thing it has going for it, and as a consumer of web pages, I could give a crap less about that.

  • JohnDoe (unregistered)

    It works well on Firefox 2.0.0.3 though.

    Captcha : Cognac (let's drink to shitty IE!) ;+)

  • dh (unregistered) in reply to travisowens

    When I attended MTU oh so many years ago, students were highly encouraged not to use any 'unprofessional' words or statements anywhere in the code or, even worse, in the input/output of the program. You could expect huge deductions in your grade if you did so. Even mild language or silliness was treated very seriously. That teaching left a heavy impression on me to this day. Examples like this irritate me more than they amuse me. Fortunately, I rarely encounter such things in the companies I have worked for.

  • Welbog (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    cory:
    The real WTF is why you bastards are using IE and your techies!? Come on do us web developers a favor and stop using that crap browser so it'll eventually fall off the face of the earth.
    Seriously. If you people think IE is "Fine" you need to quit your tech job.

    You should not be doing anything that affects other people if you are so inept as to accept IE.

    I love browser fights. I love them soooo much. Everybody wins browser fights (except Safari)!

  • TheBigYin (cs) in reply to cory
    cory:
    The real WTF is why you bastards are using IE and your techies!? Come on do us web developers a favor and stop using that crap browser so it'll eventually fall off the face of the earth.

    For better or worse, we live in the real world, and that means no matter what we personally think of the implmentation of IE (shitty version or otherwise) - if we are having to write real world web-apps, this means we have to use it, understand, and live with all its faults, because no matter what pollsters say, a very large number of people still use IE straight out of the box. Commercial companies who fail to realise this will not be commercial for long.

  • dillybar1 (cs) in reply to akatherder
    akatherder:
    Reminds me of my co-worker who left the "o" out of getMasterCount().

    heh, i was going through some old code the other day and found something i did like:

    my($tit, $cunt) = $sth->fetchrow_array;

    was supposed to be ($tit, $cont) (for title, content) but I think it almost makes more sense this way...

  • gwenhwyfaer (cs) in reply to MX5Ringer
    MX5Ringer:
    I stumbled across a var named 'titfor' I tracked down the programmer responsible for it and asked him "What's a titfor"

    And did he reply "about £45 an hour"?

  • Barfy (unregistered) in reply to wkempf
    wkempf:
    Options are limited. I've not run Opera, mostly because of the cost (yeah, I know it was (is?) free for a while), but the other options are either IE based (lame) or Mozilla based. And I spent the last 3 years of my life working on Mozilla technology, and trust me, IE is a MUCH better choice. The Mozilla renderer might be more standards compliant, but that's about the only thing it has going for it, and as a consumer of web pages, I could give a crap less about that.
    What good is a *browser* if is not standards compliant?
  • Welbog (cs) in reply to Barfy

    If it were that simple we'd all be using Opera.

  • NormalTed (unregistered) in reply to wkempf
    Options are limited. I've not run Opera, mostly because of the cost (yeah, I know it was (is?) free for a while)

    "For a while"? Opera is free, period. Has been for years. They charge for the cell phone browser, but the PC version is available free of charge (and without ads or any other crap).

    I use IE6, IE7, Firefox and Opera (for reasons of Intranet support, company policy, etc.), and I have to say that Opera is easily the best one, at least for me. It is much prettier than Firefox, comes with functions like tabs and ad blocker built in, and is totally customizable so that you can define your own gestures and keyboard shortcuts. Give it a try!

  • hk0 (unregistered) in reply to dillybar1

    DBI, DBD oh how I love thee DBI, prep/execute I really love you

  • RobertB (cs)

    In the summer of 1984, I was sitting in my grandparents' basement hacking together a TRS-80 terminal program for my 300 baud modem. My grandfather came down to see what I was doing, and pointed to the screen at a variable named PIDASS -- because it was where I stored a bunch of piddly-ass flags. "What's that?" he asked, disapprovingly.

    What could I say? I had to tell him the truth:

    "PIDASS is a bitmapped memory location containing eight bits of status information from the UART. Bitmapping allows me to use 8 bits for 8 binary values. I could store them in eight different discrete locations, but that would be a waste of memory."

    "Oh, ok," he said, and went back up the stairs. He may not have been the techie type, but he taught me an important lesson about variable naming conventions.

  • poochner (cs) in reply to Welbog

    Why would I pay for Opera when Firefox mostly works? Other than leaking memory like a sieve, I mean. After you get enough plugins to make it useful, anyway. But I have to figure out which ones those are ...

    So how much is Opera again?

  • KingNetSurfer (cs) in reply to bacon
    bacon:
    Are you running IE7?

    I am...Maybe its only an IE6 bug. Or they fixed it.

    6.0.2900.2180 SP2 and like I said I'm not getting it

  • Someone (unregistered) in reply to poochner
    poochner:
    Why would I pay for Opera when Firefox mostly works? Other than leaking memory like a sieve, I mean. After you get enough plugins to make it useful, anyway. But I have to figure out which ones those are ...

    So how much is Opera again?

    It's free.

  • powerlord (cs) in reply to poochner
    poochner:
    Why would I pay for Opera when Firefox mostly works? Other than leaking memory like a sieve, I mean. After you get enough plugins to make it useful, anyway. But I have to figure out which ones those are ...

    So how much is Opera again?

    If you buy today, I can get you the PC version for the low, low price of $0!

  • Jojosh_the_Pi (cs)

    For some of you people participating in "browser wars", could you at least please not use information that's two years old?

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  • jallred (unregistered) in reply to Welbog

    You must be joking. Either that or you've never used a real browser so you don't know what you're missing.

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