• Kh3pra (unregistered)

    here is the 1st

  • Severity One (cs)

    Well, it could be worse. Chuck could have had to go to Ukraine.

  • C-Octothorpe (cs)

    Where are the "colorful" html comments? The cornify?

    Remy, you feeling OK?

  • operagost (cs)

    I think one of the Ukrainians is named "Peggy".

  • The Enterpriser (cs)

    I've been to Kazakblast. Twice.

  • NotSoRare (cs)

    Remy - I miss your comments - they were fun.

  • XXXXX (unregistered) in reply to The Enterpriser
    The Enterpriser:
    I've been to Kazakblast. Twice.

    DId you get bitten by any spiders? According to Stan Lee, that can have some Awesome side-effects

  • hoodaticus (cs)
    Ajax in the Underworld:
    Hey, great work, Chuck. Listen, since you're the closest person to this app, you're going to have to take point on it. The users have already submitted a list of feature requests. Jump on that when you get back into the office.
    This is my fate as well. Thank God I have the authority to rewrite it.
  • Remy Porter (cs)

    There were HTML comments. They must have gotten eaten at some point in the editing process. Fortunately, I remember the key jokes. It was most important to me to make sure the Tick reference stayed in.

  • galgorah (cs) in reply to Remy Porter
    Remy Porter:
    There were HTML comments. They must have gotten eaten at some point in the editing process.
    This makes me a sad sad panda...
  • boog (cs)

    If Chuck drank as heavily as Roger did, this story might have had a more tragic (and hilarious) ending.

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to Remy Porter
    Remy Porter:
    There were HTML comments. They must have gotten eaten at some point in the editing process.
    So, Alex implemented some super strict HTML white-list logic to editor submissions, but he still insists on using the broken and beaten POS CAPTCHA...

    Brilliant!

  • n/a (unregistered) in reply to C-Octothorpe
    C-Octothorpe:
    Remy Porter:
    There were HTML comments. They must have gotten eaten at some point in the editing process.
    So, Alex implemented some super strict HTML white-list logic to editor submissions, but he still insists on using the broken and beaten POS CAPTCHA...

    Brilliant!

    Can we really be sure that it isn't Community Server that the article is talking about?.. With the usual level of anonymization, of course.

  • Helena Handcart (unregistered)

    I'm English, and I still read Roger's speech in a Dick van Dyke cockney accent...

    'During one heated exchange, Chuck's boss popped into his cube. "I know this is a real turd"'

    There's some dodgy WTF slash fiction going on here.

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to n/a
    n/a:
    C-Octothorpe:
    Remy Porter:
    There were HTML comments. They must have gotten eaten at some point in the editing process.
    So, Alex implemented some super strict HTML white-list logic to editor submissions, but he still insists on using the broken and beaten POS CAPTCHA...

    Brilliant!

    Can we really be sure that it isn't Community Server that the article is talking about?.. With the usual level of anonymization, of course.

    I think you may be on to something...

  • vitani (unregistered)

    Ajax, Louth, M180 ... these all ring bells for me, hmmmmm ...

  • Someone who can't be bothered to login from work (unregistered)

    I'm pleased to say I don't know anyone who says "mate" that often. Given the A180 is near Grimsby, I'm kind of surprised they say it at all.

  • c (unregistered) in reply to Someone who can't be bothered to login from work
    Someone who can't be bothered to login from work:
    I'm pleased to say I don't know anyone who says "mate" that often. Given the A180 is near Grimsby, I'm kind of surprised they say it at all.
    Good for ya, mate!
  • Remy Porter (cs) in reply to Someone who can't be bothered to login from work

    My experience is that only very smarmy sorts that are trying to ingratiate themselves with you are the ones who say it. And, of course, certain character traits tend to get exaggerated in an article for effect.

  • DaveK (cs)
    TFA:
    The beatless clarinet noodling was probably supposed to sooth you while waiting for others to join the call. In practice, it was frustration as performed by Michael Bolton.
    Except that Michael Bolton is a soft-rock singer, not a jazz clarinettist...
  • GWO (unregistered) in reply to Someone who can't be bothered to login from work

    Ah, the M180 - the Doncaster / Grimsby corridor of my dreams. Didn't expect that to come up on DailyWTF... Sounds like a bunch of Scunthorpes were involved, Meggies don't say "mate".

  • Bogolese (unregistered)

    TRWTF? No CORNIFY!!!!

  • aptent (unregistered) in reply to Kh3pra
    Kh3pra:
    here is the 1st

    I'm gonna start refering to 1st's, first, and frists - as dicks. Hello, dick.

  • Wayne (unregistered) in reply to DaveK
    DaveK:
    TFA:
    The beatless clarinet noodling was probably supposed to sooth you while waiting for others to join the call. In practice, it was frustration as performed by Michael Bolton.
    Except that Michael Bolton is a soft-rock singer, not a jazz clarinettist...

    Yeah... probably meant Kenny G.

  • OneMist8k (unregistered)

    Chuck got free beer!, Totally. Worth. It.

  • Machts nicht (unregistered) in reply to DaveK
    DaveK:
    TFA:
    The beatless clarinet noodling was probably supposed to sooth you while waiting for others to join the call. In practice, it was frustration as performed by Michael Bolton.
    Except that Michael Bolton is a soft-rock singer, not a jazz clarinettist...
    Which makes that beatless clarinet noodling all the more irritating.

    Sorta like William Shatner singing "Lucy in the Sky".

  • DaveK (cs) in reply to Machts nicht
    Machts nicht:
    DaveK:
    TFA:
    The beatless clarinet noodling was probably supposed to sooth you while waiting for others to join the call. In practice, it was frustration as performed by Michael Bolton.
    Except that Michael Bolton is a soft-rock singer, not a jazz clarinettist...
    Which makes that beatless clarinet noodling all the more irritating.

    Sorta like William Shatner singing "Lucy in the Sky".

    You're not allowed to call that "singing".
  • DaveK (cs) in reply to Remy Porter
    Remy Porter:
    There were HTML comments. They must have gotten eaten at some point in the editing process. Fortunately, I remember the key jokes. It was most important to me to make sure the Tick reference stayed in.
    Thanks to your damn HTML comments, I just lost the game!
  • DaveK (cs) in reply to Remy Porter
    Remy Porter:
    My experience is that only very smarmy sorts that are trying to ingratiate themselves with you are the ones who say it.
    Do you live in the UK? It's a pretty commonly-used generic replacement for an informal "mister" in my experience, at least round the south-east.

    Also, it is frequently used in an way that is entirely the opposite of an attempt to ingratiate, such as ...

    Bloke down the pub:
    Oi, mate, are you looking at my bird?
    Etcetera...
  • Remy Porter (cs) in reply to DaveK
    DaveK:
    Do you live in the UK?

    No, but I've done a fair bit of business with people who do and expats living in the states. There seems to be a subset of Brits that feel like they really need to "pour it on" when dealing with Americans for whatever reason.

  • frits (cs)

    Jazz is write-only music.

  • Anonymous Cow-Herd (unregistered)
    Comment held for moderation.
  • Endangered Thodomite Unicorn (unregistered)

    We demand equal righth! TDWTF has ecthpelled uth from our natural habitat merely becuth we like to thodomithe each other with our hornth!

    Give uth back our land! Thelebrate diverthity!

    captcha: nah - even thodomite unicornth aren't that gay

  • somedude (unregistered)

    You had me at "VB6 front-end on top of Access"

  • boog (cs) in reply to DaveK
    DaveK:
    TFA:
    The beatless clarinet noodling was probably supposed to sooth you while waiting for others to join the call. In practice, it was frustration as performed by Michael Bolton.
    Except that Michael Bolton is a no-talent ass clown, not a jazz clarinettist...
    FTFY
  • boog (cs) in reply to Wayne
    Wayne:
    Yeah... probably meant Kenny G.
    Was he a clarinettist? I thought he played the saxomaphone.
  • ShatteredArm (cs)

    "Sure, boss, I'll get right on those feature requests. Just give me £100,000 for the next six months' work."

  • TheCPUWizard (unregistered)

    The real "villian" in this story is actually Chuck. They way he handled the situation from day one reeks of unprofessional behavior.

    Well before the first milestone, he should have informed his boss that the project was not being handled in a responsible and professional manner neither by management at his company nor by the consulting form.

    If Chuck have professional ethics, he would have refused to be part of it, and given management a choice of either finding a way to remediate the situation, or find a new employee to handle it. Period. End of Discussion.

    If "programmers" actually acted like professionals, so many of the WTF's would be avoided. Unfortunately the ones who do have ethics and professional attitudes are few and far between [and they are VERY highly sought after, and paid EXTREMELY well]

  • Salami (cs)

    Roger is an inspiration to all the "factory" coders out there.

  • Salami (cs) in reply to TheCPUWizard
    TheCPUWizard:
    The real "villian" in this story is actually Chuck. They way he handled the situation from day one reeks of unprofessional behavior.

    Well before the first milestone, he should have informed his boss that the project was not being handled in a responsible and professional manner neither by management at his company nor by the consulting form.

    If Chuck have professional ethics, he would have refused to be part of it, and given management a choice of either finding a way to remediate the situation, or find a new employee to handle it. Period. End of Discussion.

    If "programmers" actually acted like professionals, so many of the WTF's would be avoided. Unfortunately the ones who do have ethics and professional attitudes are few and far between [and they are VERY highly sought after, and paid EXTREMELY well]

    Or, Chuck could have not cared as much. Why does Chuck care if another vendor doesn't deliver good software, as long as Chuck is absolved of blame.

  • Zylon (cs) in reply to TheCPUWizard
    TheCPUWizard:
    If Chuck have professional ethics, he would have refused to be part of it, and given management a choice of either finding a way to remediate the situation, or find a new employee to handle it. Period. End of Discussion.
    Eh, as trolling goes I give it a 3 out of 5. At least you're more intelligible than Nagesh.
  • Hortical (unregistered) in reply to Zylon
    Zylon:
    TheCPUWizard:
    If Chuck have professional ethics, he would have refused to be part of it, and given management a choice of either finding a way to remediate the situation, or find a new employee to handle it. Period. End of Discussion.
    Eh, as trolling goes I give it a 3 out of 5. At least you're more intelligible than Nagesh.
    Yeah, it kind of got me for a second, but the scare quotes and all caps writing gave it away.
  • hoodaticus (cs) in reply to TheCPUWizard
    TheCPUWizard:
    The real "villian" in this story is actually Chuck. They way he handled the situation from day one reeks of unprofessional behavior.

    Well before the first milestone, he should have informed his boss that the project was not being handled in a responsible and professional manner neither by management at his company nor by the consulting form.

    If Chuck have professional ethics, he would have refused to be part of it, and given management a choice of either finding a way to remediate the situation, or find a new employee to handle it. Period. End of Discussion.

    If "programmers" actually acted like professionals, so many of the WTF's would be avoided. Unfortunately the ones who do have ethics and professional attitudes are few and far between [and they are VERY highly sought after, and paid EXTREMELY well]

    Yes, we managers never ask employees to just slog through a difficult situation.

  • boog (cs) in reply to frits
    frits:
    Jazz is write-only music.
    Keen observation. I believe I'll write that one down.
  • Hortical (unregistered) in reply to frits
    frits:
    Jazz is write-only music.
    I'm stealing that one, though you could apply it to other contexts. Fairly often, we hear about write-only software.
  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to TheCPUWizard
    TheCPUWizard:
    The real "villian" in this story is actually Chuck. They way he handled the situation from day one reeks of unprofessional behavior.

    Well before the first milestone, he should have informed his boss that the project was not being handled in a responsible and professional manner neither by management at his company nor by the consulting form.

    If Chuck have professional ethics, he would have refused to be part of it, and given management a choice of either finding a way to remediate the situation, or find a new employee to handle it. Period. End of Discussion.

    If "programmers" actually acted like professionals, so many of the WTF's would be avoided. Unfortunately the ones who do have ethics and professional attitudes are few and far between [and they are VERY highly sought after, and paid EXTREMELY well]

    I am neither professional nor ethical, yet I am still EXTREMELY well paid. What do you have to say about that, smarty-pants?

  • me_again (cs)

    HTML comments will be included in the next upload, apparently I uploaded the wrong one mate. Have a beer or six on me!

  • boog (cs) in reply to TheCPUWizard
    TheCPUWizard:
    Well before the first milestone, he should have informed his boss that the project was not being handled in a responsible and professional...
    Damn, you almost had me there, but then I went and remembered this bit from the article:
    "I understand your complaints," Chuck's boss said.

    Addendum (2011-07-12 13:25): Just to clarify, the quoted conversation occurred in the article well before the first milestone.

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to me_again
    me_again:
    Have a beer or six on me!
    My mouth literally watered when I read this line... Thanks jerk! I still have five hours before I get home!
  • PedanticCurmudgeon (cs) in reply to frits
    frits:
    Modern Jazz is write-only music.
    FTFY

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