• Alex Papadimoulis (cs)

    Ha! With content this time. For all comments related to (null), or how I don't know how to properly publish an article here, please refer to the original version of this article.

  • nonA (unregistered)

    I'm sorry to say it, but the original version was a bit more fun.

  • dkf (cs)

    The screenshot needs a wooden table, a pigeon and a 3 gallon vat of lube. (Or am I getting mixed up with the synch code?)

  • Still Water (unregistered)

    No wooden table? I preferred null.

  • frits (cs)

    LOL. I was still on the other page. F5 is not your friend.

    Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised if the scanned-screenshot-pdf became SOP at some places.

  • Bob (unregistered)

    Ha-ha-haha-ha-haha-hahaha-ha! Because he had an accent! What an idiot!

  • frits (cs) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    a wooden table, a pigeon and a 3 gallon vat of lube.

    Sounds like a party!

  • Scott (unregistered)

    "probably me being thick" takes on a new meaning once the hardware is revealed.

  • steenbergh (cs)

    Concise.

    (Yeah, I had to repost that, cause of the new page here...)

    Anyway, Kay, please step away from your keyboard. We just heard it filed a restraining order...

  • JamesQMurphy (cs) in reply to frits
    frits:
    dkf:
    a wooden table, a pigeon and a 3 gallon vat of lube.

    Sounds like a party!

    Not without Irish Girl!
  • Bushea (unregistered)

    RE:Accentricity Yep. As someone who's lived in Ireland a few years it gets annoying with the THomas (pronouncing the TH) and T(h)ree, the Ta (to) etc..

    Dammit. It's english. There's rules.

  • Anonymou5 (unregistered) in reply to JamesQMurphy
    JamesQMurphy:
    frits:
    dkf:
    a wooden table, a pigeon and a 3 gallon vat of lube.

    Sounds like a party!

    Not without Irish Girl!

    The Irish girls are all busy partying in null.

  • Squareroot (unregistered) in reply to frits
    she took a screenshot, printed it out, scanned it as a PDF, and emailed it to me.
    So that I can make a screenshot and print it out to put it on the wall. I am thinking about making a photo instead of the screenshot...
  • Steve The Cynic (cs)

    The main problem with Erik's new first response to problems is that one day he (or one of his colleagues) will send it to a customer by accident (deliberate or otherwise). Then the unfortunate sender will find out that the only thing that shit does not stick to is fan blades.

    Just sayin', mind, but be careful...

  • foo (unregistered) in reply to Bushea
    Bushea:
    RE:Accentricity Yep. As someone who's lived in Ireland a few years it gets annoying with the THomas (pronouncing the TH) and T(h)ree, the Ta (to) etc..

    Dammit. It's english. There's rules.

    Free advice: Never visit the US.

  • operagost (cs) in reply to JamesQMurphy
    JamesQMurphy:
    frits:
    dkf:
    a wooden table, a pigeon and a 3 gallon vat of lube.

    Sounds like a party!

    Not without Irish Girl!
    She's still working on the tree problem.
  • foo (unregistered)
    I asked "did you back up the data like the work instruction says?"

    "Yes," she said, "I backed it up as soon as the system crashed."

    So? You said they kept a week's worth of copies of the database.

  • Andy (unregistered)

    I once took part in the QA process for a website where the process for reporting errors consisted of: checking the site for errors(obviously), printing out pages with errors, hand-writing notes and/or corrections on the printout, and finally faxing the printout to the person who set up the process...

  • Haegin (unregistered)

    TRWTF is using floating point numbers for pricing

  • allen-poole.com (unregistered)

    Personally, I thought that null was more funny. Not saying that this wan't funny, but null was hilarious.

    CAPTCHA: pecus -- write your own comment

  • by (unregistered) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    The screenshot needs a wooden table, a pigeon and a 3 gallon vat of lube. (Or am I getting mixed up with the synch code?)

    You forgot the car battery...

    Oh, and who needs lube? Isn't that what the blood is for?

    Expecting this comment to get deleted any second now...

  • Anon (unregistered)

    TRWTF is Second Life. Just goes to show, if you let your users have free reign to do whatever they want, they'll quickly fill it up with hookers.

  • Niels Rasmussen (unregistered) in reply to by

    I'm making a backup!

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Alex Papadimoulis
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  • Jellineck (unregistered)

    Having known a Long Islander with a penchant for counting to "tree", I'm surprised the user didn't respond "Not 'tree', 'tree'!!" when told that there were no trees on the page.

  • Cantabrigian (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    TRWTF is Second Life. Just goes to show, if you let your users have free reign to do whatever they want, they'll quickly fill it up with hookers.

    Free REIN. As in REINS on a horse. </bugbear>

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Cantabrigian
    Cantabrigian:
    Anon:
    TRWTF is Second Life. Just goes to show, if you let your users have free reign to do whatever they want, they'll quickly fill it up with hookers.

    Free REIN. As in REINS on a horse. </bugbear>

    Hey, at least I did say "Free RAIN". Give me a break.

  • Karl Erik (unregistered)

    Regarding Screenshots

    I once had a user that took a screenshot of an error message, pasted that screenshot into a word document, took a screenshot of the word window, pasted that screenshot into another word document and sent me that document by mail. Luckily the point survived

  • @Deprecated (cs) in reply to foo
    foo:
    I asked "did you back up the data like the work instruction says?"

    "Yes," she said, "I backed it up as soon as the system crashed."

    So? You said they kept a week's worth of copies of the database.

    Just guessing here: they didn't bother to run a backup until after a problem occurred.

  • Pytry (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    Cantabrigian:
    Anon:
    TRWTF is Second Life. Just goes to show, if you let your users have free reign to do whatever they want, they'll quickly fill it up with hookers.

    Free REIN. As in REINS on a horse. </bugbear>

    Hey, at least I did say "Free RAIN". Give me a break.

    <KitKAt>Break</KitKat>

  • dohpaz42 (cs) in reply to nonA
    nonA:
    I'm sorry to say it, but the original version was a bit more fun.
    try {
        ++1;
    } catch (NumberFormatException e) {
        e.printStackTrace();
    } catch (NullPointerException e) {
        e.printStackTrace();
    }
  • how the west was return 1; (unregistered) in reply to Anon
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  • blor-utar (unregistered) in reply to Cantabrigian

    nopes, it's reigns...

  • Rootbeer (unregistered)

    Storing price information in floating-point form is a perfectly cromulent practice in a lot of circumstances; for a small ecommerce shop, it will never matter if a price's representation is on the order of one-millionth of a cent off from its actual value.

    The mistake was not making sure that values are always formatted to the appropriate number of decimal places for display.

  • blor-utar (unregistered) in reply to blor-utar

    or... maybe it's reins anyways... my bad

  • Nagesh (cs)

    Floating point numbers should always be rounded.

    Accountants and mathematicians are different people.

  • WhiskeyJack (cs) in reply to Bob
    Bob:
    Ha-ha-haha-ha-haha-hahaha-ha! Because he had an accent! What an idiot!

    The real WTF was that he never even took a look at the website to give it a once-over before deploying it to the customer.

  • Alex (unregistered) in reply to foo
    foo:
    Bushea:
    RE:Accentricity Yep. As someone who's lived in Ireland a few years it gets annoying with the THomas (pronouncing the TH) and T(h)ree, the Ta (to) etc..

    Dammit. It's english. There's rules.

    Free advice: Never visit the US.
    Or Australia.

  • AnonPaddy (unregistered) in reply to Bob
    Bob:
    Ha-ha-haha-ha-haha-hahaha-ha! Because he had an accent! What an idiot!

    But 'three' and 'tree' are pronounced the same way!

    P.S. I'm Irish.

  • WhiskeyJack's Sock Puppet (unregistered) in reply to WhiskeyJack
    WhiskeyJack:
    Bob:
    Ha-ha-haha-ha-haha-hahaha-ha! Because he had an accent! What an idiot!

    The real WTF was that he never even took a look at the website to give it a once-over before deploying it to the customer.

    You mean like Alex did earlier?

  • Arvind (unregistered) in reply to Bushea

    It's English. There are rules.

    There are also rude (racist) people who enjoy making fun of other people's accent, instead of putting in a little more effort trying to understand what they mean instead of what they say.

  • Andrew (unregistered)

    I've had users print screenshots, then scan the prints and attach them to the entry in the bug tracker. Completely retarded.

  • free-range user. (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    Cantabrigian:
    Anon:
    TRWTF is Second Life. Just goes to show, if you let your users have free reign to do whatever they want, they'll quickly fill it up with hookers.

    Free REIN. As in REINS on a horse. </bugbear>

    Hey, at least I did say "Free RAIN". Give me a break.

    No, you didn't.

  • The Nerve (unregistered)
    You are not authorized to view this page.

    I don't know why I have to explain error messages like this.

    "Why can't I see the page?"

    "What does it say? What do you think?"

    lern2reed

  • AnonPaddy (unregistered) in reply to The Nerve

    [quote user="The Nerve"][quote] I don't know why I have to explain error messages like this.

    "Why can't I see the page?"

    "What does it say? What do you think?"

    lern2reed [/quote]

    Perhaps the user had authorization, but the program was genuinely acting up.

    Or more likely - you're a troll.

  • derp (unregistered) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    Floating point numbers should always be rounded.

    Accountants and mathematicians are different people.

    No, TopCod3r, the real problem is that currency should never be represented by floating point.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to free-range user.
    free-range user.:
    Anon:
    Cantabrigian:
    Anon:
    TRWTF is Second Life. Just goes to show, if you let your users have free reign to do whatever they want, they'll quickly fill it up with hookers.

    Free REIN. As in REINS on a horse. </bugbear>

    Hey, at least I did say "Free RAIN". Give me a break.

    No, you didn't.

    It's gonna be one of those days isn't it?

  • by (unregistered) in reply to AnonPaddy

    [quote user="AnonPaddy"][quote user="The Nerve"][quote] I don't know why I have to explain error messages like this.

    "Why can't I see the page?"

    "What does it say? What do you think?"

    lern2reed [/quote]

    Perhaps the user had authorization, but the program was genuinely acting up.

    Or more likely - you're a troll.[/quote]

    How is he being a troll? Man, people use the troll word like someone is going to take it away...

    CAPTCHA: incassum > use the word troll everywhere for everyone incassum-one takes it away

  • Jon (unregistered)

    Ever hear a cockney accent butcher the "th" sound into an "f"?

    "Throw" becomes "frow". Would "three" be "free"?

  • WhiskeyJack (cs) in reply to Jellineck
    Jellineck:
    Having known a Long Islander with a penchant for counting to "tree", I'm surprised the user didn't respond "Not 'tree', 'tree'!!" when told that there were no trees on the page.

    "Not Craw, Craw!!!"

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