• Lorne Kates (cs)

    Transcript up. Turns out Celtx doesn't have an "Export to HTML" like I thought, so just live with any formatting weirdness.

  • Anigan (unregistered)

    Loved it! The art of Radio is certainly not dead! More please!

  • jonkenson (unregistered)

    That was excellent! It took a while to listen with all of the constant interruptions at work but it was worth it! Great job guys!

  • Silverwizard (unregistered)

    Definitely put this in the win column! Enough WTFs for everyone, and all kinds, while, at the same time, being a radio drama and therefore more awesome.

  • Welpe (unregistered)

    That was just great :) Excellent work, Lorne Kates!

  • the way this is the BEST WEBSITE EVER (unregistered)

    MODS = GODS

  • Bob (unregistered)

    A real hoot! And the real wtf is, how did he last so long in NYC?

  • herby (cs)

    Wonderful... Now I can do The Daily WTF and look busy at the same time. Just have the browser tab covered by something work related, and you are good to go.

    Of course the better ending would have been JJ being "found out and dumped", making a big fool of himself (more than he already had) and the "Bossman" doing the right thing.

    Kinda like a BOFH episode. They always seem to end "well".

  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered) in reply to Lorne Kates
    Lorne Kates:
    Dang, knew I forgot something. Will get that posted. Only issue is that a transcript will exclude our visually impaired audience, so I'll also have to run the transcript through a text-to-speech for them.
    You've just got to box outside the ring, and you can MAKE! IT! WORK!

    SFX: SOUND OF WOODEN TABLE

  • Lorne Kates (cs) in reply to herby
    herby:
    Of course the better ending would have been JJ being "found out and dumped",
    Read that as "found out by the dumpster". What do you think this is? New York City?
  • n_slash_a (unregistered)
    I can guarentee none of the developers on my team would pull stupid crap with comments-- because if they did, I would kill them where they stood.
    That was amazing. And awesome. And made my day!

    PS: It is "guarantee" not "guarentee" ;)

  • chubertdev (cs) in reply to Lorne Kates
    Lorne Kates:
    camelotbob:
    Sorry guys, didn't sign up for a soap opera. Give us a transcript next time. My time is limited. :-(

    Don't worry, it isn't a soap opera. It's a radio drama. You're limited time is safe. You're welcome.

    I didn't sign up for grammatical errors!

    I, for one, thought that this was epic

  • chubertdev (cs)
    JJ (HUFF) My code doesn't break, I'm not some noob.

    MITCH That isn't what Steve meant--

    STEVE Yes it is.

    Steve is my hero.

  • wtf (unregistered)

    Im sorry but Lorne and Remy voice acting was fucking brutal Mark and Alex was mediocre. And why did it sound like every time Remy was talking he was scratching his whiskers.

  • ONG PONIES (unregistered)

    And best of all, this even contained unicorns. I am amazed.

  • Lorne Kates (cs) in reply to wtf
    wtf:
    Im sorry but Lorne and Remy voice acting was fucking brutal

    Yo damn fucking straight it was TOTAL BRUTAL! FUCK YEAH! Thanks for the compliment, bro. Keep listening, peace.

  • chubertdev (cs) in reply to wtf
    wtf:
    Im sorry but Lorne and Remy voice acting was fucking brutal Mark and Alex was mediocre. And why did it sound like every time Remy was talking he was scratching his whiskers.

    IMO, Remy and Alex were good. Mark was amazing. Lorne did a great job with the script.

  • chubertdev (cs)

    Next year: a British podcast, written by Lourne Kates.

  • wtffff (unregistered)

    I've been reading wtf articles for OVER THREE YEARS here in NEW YORK CITY! And I can tell you, it is no laughing matter...

    ...seriously I have to say this was excellent, very creative idea guys! :-)

  • Ross Presser (unregistered)

    Amazing how many typos there were in the transcript.

  • Lorne Kates (cs) in reply to Ross Presser
    Ross Presser:
    Amazing how many typos there were in the transcript.

    I know, right? That guy should totally switch to a script writing program that has a built-in spiel checker.

  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered) in reply to ONG PONIES
    ONG PONIES:
    And best of all, this even contained unicorns. I am amazed.
    -1, Remy did not cornify "Unicorn fantasy land" in the transcript.
  • YellowOnline (unregistered)

    32 minutes!? The comments are so positive (doesn't happen often) that I think I'll listen to it soon.

    Captcha: eros - for the fourth time in 2 weeks. How big is the set of random words? :s

  • no laughing matter (cs) in reply to Lorne Kates
    Lorne Kates:
    ObiWayneKenobi:
    I do wish there was a transcript or something though.

    Dang, knew I forgot something. Will get that posted. Only issue is that a transcript will exclude our visually impaired audience, so I'll also have to run the transcript through a text-to-speech for them.

    Don't worry! Alex has already outsourced that job about four years ago.

  • Lorne Kates (cs) in reply to no laughing matter
    no laughing matter:
    Don't worry! Alex has already outsourced that job about four years ago.

    Funnily enough, getting to hear a couple of my articles via (the now defunct) Hear-A-Blog was one of the initial inspirations for this project.

  • no laughing matter (cs) in reply to chubertdev
    chubertdev:
    Lorne Kates:
    Don't worry, it isn't a soap opera. It's a radio drama. You're limited time is safe. You're welcome.
    I didn't sign up for grammatical errors!

    I, for one, thought that this was epic

    Your welcome!

  • TGV (cs)

    Nice work.

  • NoJoy (unregistered)

    "The Track has reached the download limit" Direct Download links turn out to be TRWTF.

  • bbos (unregistered)

    Love it! Even made an account after reading wtf for 4 years. (Still no money coming your way Alex, sorry)

  • Tux "Tuxedo" Penguin (unregistered)

    Don't see a WTF here. If this worked with commented lines and didn't explode (if it was some important code, it'd bug out right away in QA and dev env), so it should be done. Bossman was too soft on this one.

  • chubertdev (cs) in reply to Tux "Tuxedo" Penguin
    Tux "Tuxedo" Penguin:
    Don't see a WTF here. If this worked with commented lines and didn't explode (if it was some important code, it'd bug out right away in QA and dev env), so it should be done. Bossman was too soft on this one.

    That did throw me off. How can it pass testing if it removed core functionality? Is there no regression testing?

    Also, I thought it was odd how long it took for them to roll back, although I just assumed that was due to the storytelling, not an actual sequence of events.

  • HAX (unregistered)

    Make this a weekly thing! I'd love to have this as a podcast to start my monday morning with.

  • Reductio Ad Ridiculousum (unregistered)

    "It's just a little set of backs, not a molehill, I assure you!"

    Wonderfully incomprehensible.

    Kudos

  • Barc (unregistered)

    Bravo! Absolutely loved the mixed and messy metaphors from Bossman. I say again, Bravo!

  • Tux "Tuxedo" Penguin (unregistered) in reply to chubertdev
    chubertdev:
    Tux "Tuxedo" Penguin:
    Don't see a WTF here. If this worked with commented lines and didn't explode (if it was some important code, it'd bug out right away in QA and dev env), so it should be done. Bossman was too soft on this one.

    That did throw me off. How can it pass testing if it removed core functionality? Is there no regression testing?

    If it work and didn't burn right away (when accessing that part of code), it wasn't really core functionality, just appendix code like mentioned in story.

    I'm sure Windows itself (another "fine" product from Mi©®o$oft) has lots of appendix code section that could be safely commented out as well. Like any M$ product.

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered) in reply to the beholder
    the beholder:
    "Putting the hammer to the screws" must be the best mixed analogy ever. Coffee, meet screen.
    TRWTF is that management allowed him to get that hammer. Real managers carefully parcel out old shoes and glass bottles, thereby assuring that everything will look like a screw.
  • Norman Diamond (unregistered) in reply to C-Derb
    C-Derb:
    I honestly have no idea which comments are serious and which ones are sarcastic. A very well done post for April 1.
    Yours is sarcastic. HTH.
  • QJo (unregistered) in reply to Tux "Tuxedo" Penguin
    Tux "Tuxedo" Penguin:
    chubertdev:
    Tux "Tuxedo" Penguin:
    Don't see a WTF here. If this worked with commented lines and didn't explode (if it was some important code, it'd bug out right away in QA and dev env), so it should be done. Bossman was too soft on this one.

    That did throw me off. How can it pass testing if it removed core functionality? Is there no regression testing?

    If it work and didn't burn right away (when accessing that part of code), it wasn't really core functionality, just appendix code like mentioned in story.

    I'm sure Windows itself (another "fine" product from Mi©®o$oft) has lots of appendix code section that could be safely commented out as well. Like any M$ product.

    I would be cynically minded to question the thoroughness of the QA exercise. If JJ can blythely go around commenting out core system code in order to get his amendments to work, he's probably not also beyond commenting out crucial automatic regression tests in order that those tests don't cause his changes to fail QA.

  • QJo (unregistered)
    the way you guys are a bunch of ******* *******:
    best april fools post ever!
    The real WTF is that you have subscribers who still believe that accusations of non-conventional personal lifestyle is an effective means of insulting someone who you don't like for some reason. But then again that's not really surprising as there are high-ranking republicans who believe that they can improve their position by using exactly that debating technique against the current president of the US.

    It's very sad, and just goes to show how far the world still needs to go before we reach that rationalist / humanist utopia towards which all sane humans aspire.

  • Hasse de great (unregistered)

    Fun to listen to, but I cannot believe someone so arrogant comming to a new job. At least I have never seen this.

  • Christian Seitzer (unregistered)

    Awesome!

    More please.

  • Racemaniac (unregistered)

    This was awesome, the funniest thing since sliced bread!

  • ObiWayneKenobi (cs) in reply to QJo
    QJo:
    the way you guys are a bunch of ******* *******:
    best april fools post ever!
    The real WTF is that you have subscribers who still believe that accusations of non-conventional personal lifestyle is an effective means of insulting someone who you don't like for some reason. But then again that's not really surprising as there are high-ranking republicans who believe that they can improve their position by using exactly that debating technique against the current president of the US.

    It's very sad, and just goes to show how far the world still needs to go before we reach that rationalist / humanist utopia towards which all sane humans aspire.

    Not sure if dumbass... Or just Obama supporter.

  • Lorne Kates (cs) in reply to Hasse de great
    Hasse de great:
    Fun to listen to, but I cannot believe someone so arrogant comming to a new job. At least I have never seen this.

    I've seen it, though thankfully they don't tend to last long. Or make it past the interview. In this case, it was for a short term contract rather than a permanent position, so there a greater leniency afforded to people like that.

    The original submitter did note that they were told in advance that "JJ" had personality issues, and that the OP went into things fully informed and aware of what he would be dealing with. That's how desperate they were for additional help on the project.

  • anon (unregistered) in reply to NoJoy

    I didn't even see that message, just a complete lack of a download button anywhere on the soundcloud page (all 3 of them), went so far as to make an account thinking that might be the issue. WTF indeed. Take down the misleading Direct Download links if they're not working / being used.

    CAPTCHA: ingenium - what the direct download links are not

  • Zach (unregistered)

    I don't know if this was just an April Fools thing but I love the concept. Hope this can be done more! Even if this one was a little rough around the edges.

  • Captain Obvious (unregistered)

    Well played!

  • chubertdev (cs) in reply to ObiWayneKenobi
    ObiWayneKenobi:
    QJo:
    the way you guys are a bunch of ******* *******:
    best april fools post ever!
    The real WTF is that you have subscribers who still believe that accusations of non-conventional personal lifestyle is an effective means of insulting someone who you don't like for some reason. But then again that's not really surprising as there are high-ranking republicans who believe that they can improve their position by using exactly that debating technique against the current president of the US.

    It's very sad, and just goes to show how far the world still needs to go before we reach that rationalist / humanist utopia towards which all sane humans aspire.

    Not sure if dumbass... Or just Obama supporter.

    Aren't you British?

  • anonymous (unregistered)

    Good, a transcript. Reading...

    ...

    ... once again, TRWTF as a total lack of peer review for the newcomer. No matter how overloaded the team is, someone needs to gauge the alleged skills.

  • Lorne Kates (cs) in reply to anon
    anon:
    WTF indeed. Take down the misleading Direct Download links if they're not working / being used.

    Will be done when I'm home tonight, will upload mp3s right to thedailywtf.com and change the links. In the mean time, you're welcome for the bonus WTF.

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