• Warren (unregistered)

    Maybe Picasa is cross-referencing to Google News and guessing Christopher's real name must be Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  • Kom Tyte (unregistered)

    I don't get the last one? That looks like April 2013 to me.

  • John (unregistered)

    There's nothing really wrong with the calendar. It's merely showing the week number before the days. Although yeah, it does make the calendar confusing and there's no real need to show it.

  • Podge (unregistered) in reply to Kom Tyte
    Kom Tyte:
    I don't get the last one? That looks like April 2013 to me.
    Tuesday the 30th and Wednesday the 30th.
  • dpm (unregistered) in reply to John
    John:
    There's nothing really wrong with the calendar. It's merely showing the week number before the days. Although yeah, it does make the calendar confusing and there's no real need to show it.
    Except that the first of the month was a Monday, and you didn't notice the two 30s.
        April 2013
    Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
        1  2  3  4  5  6
     7  8  9 10 11 12 13
    14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    21 22 23 24 25 26 27
    28 29 30
    
  • Remy Porter (cs)

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg is straight gangster. Her street name is Gins-cube. She pulls out her sawed-off and bodies are hauled off.

  • ochrist (cs)

    The first one is explained in the very first article:

    "Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said repeatedly"

    I would assume that if she says it repeatedly, people keep on repeating whatever she said.

  • Saribro (unregistered) in reply to dpm
    dpm:
    Except that the first of the month was a Monday, and you didn't notice the two 30s.
    At least you got 1 right. The calendar starts weeks on mondays.
  • faoileag (unregistered)

    The first one is not a WTF. It's what you get when you index news sites and run a query for a name associated with one of the stories. So one site makes that story a headline, others just show a teaser next to their main story.

    The "April" one is great - for the two 30s obviously (I would love to see the calendar page generated for May), but also for the fact that the calendar is opened with the current month on a web form that asks for your birthday. I wonder how many freshly born babies usually visit the site...

    As for Word - I once encountered a problem with Visual Studio and project names with blanks in them. Since Microsoft was the company that pushed blanks in file names in the first place, I was a bit baffled about the gaffe :-)

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  • Thanatos Complex (unregistered) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    but also for the fact that the calendar is opened with the current month on a web form that asks for your birthday. I wonder how many freshly born babies usually visit the site...
    What month was it supposed to open to? Should it try to guess how old you are? Should it open to 1913 because 100 years ago is probably safely before anyone's birthday? No matter what, its choice of month was going to be completely arbitrary, so the current month is as good a month as any.
  • Kom Tyte (unregistered) in reply to Podge
    Podge:
    Kom Tyte:
    I don't get the last one? That looks like April 2013 to me.
    Tuesday the 30th and Wednesday the 30th.
    Oh. I just instinctively stopped looking after the 30th.
  • VinDuv (cs)
    OP:
    Maybe that’s a message with a subject of “You have no messages.” and no date?
  • Anon (unregistered)

    If Word wouldn't open a .docx, it probably wasn't actually a Word file.

  • Rob (unregistered)

    Luckily the submitter was in New York, so the correct time zone was actually there, even if the choices are a bit limited, and... odd. Just imagine if you were in California, or Europe.

  • Cole (unregistered) in reply to Anon
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  • Cole (unregistered) in reply to Rob
    Rob:
    Luckily the submitter was in New York, so the correct time zone was actually there, even if the choices are a bit limited, and... odd. Just imagine if you were in California, or Europe.

    Yes, but TRWTF is using Unix

    zoneinfo
    to select a date. As in, for Pacific, just use
    Pacific (-7:00)
    .

    CAPTCHA:

    saluto
    : I saluto the developer for being lazy.

  • qazwsx (unregistered) in reply to Thanatos Complex
    Thanatos Complex:
    faoileag:
    but also for the fact that the calendar is opened with the current month on a web form that asks for your birthday. I wonder how many freshly born babies usually visit the site...
    What month was it supposed to open to? Should it try to guess how old you are? Should it open to 1913 because 100 years ago is probably safely before anyone's birthday? No matter what, its choice of month was going to be completely arbitrary, so the current month is as good a month as any.
    How about a set of dropdown menus like every other personal info form uses?
  • Zemm (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    If Word wouldn't open a .docx, it probably wasn't actually a Word file.

    I've seen that issue before, but with a different program. It would open when using "File | Open" within the program, but not double-clicking it from the Finder.

  • Aaron (unregistered) in reply to Kom Tyte

    And that each week has 8 days in it instead of 7, and that those extra days at the start increment vertically instead of horizontally.

    But, April 15 is TRWTF.

    CAPTCHA: nobis. You've nobis' usin' a calendar.

  • Gareth (unregistered) in reply to Zemm

    Could change the extension from docx to zip, then extract and inspect the xml if all you wanted was the raw text.

  • twigz (unregistered)

    Classic weak redaction on the Picasa one. It's obvious your name is Christopher Gray.

  • xaade (cs) in reply to qazwsx
    qazwsx:
    Thanatos Complex:
    faoileag:
    but also for the fact that the calendar is opened with the current month on a web form that asks for your birthday. I wonder how many freshly born babies usually visit the site...
    What month was it supposed to open to? Should it try to guess how old you are? Should it open to 1913 because 100 years ago is probably safely before anyone's birthday? No matter what, its choice of month was going to be completely arbitrary, so the current month is as good a month as any.
    How about a set of dropdown menus like every other personal info form uses?

    Ah... no.

    Much faster to give me the option to type and provide a calendar for a visual reference.

    By the time you've selected from your comboboxes, I've submitted the form.

  • lolwtfbbq (unregistered) in reply to Aaron
    Aaron:
    And that each week has 8 days in it instead of 7, and that those extra days at the start increment vertically instead of horizontally.
    Imagine a column header over the first column that is labeled "Week of the year", as in April includes parts of week 14-18.
  • Roby McAndrew (unregistered) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    ... but also for the fact that the calendar is opened with the current month on a web form that asks for your birthday. I wonder how many freshly born babies usually visit the site...

    Obviously new born babies can't operate webforms, but surely all new parents immediately sign their offspring up for web services? (or is it just me, and all my friends [those that have offspring {which isn't many}])

  • RichP (cs)

    "Thirty days hath September, April, April, and whenever?"

  • Paul Neumann (unregistered) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    Since Microsoft was the company that pushed blanks...
    And, there folks, is TRWTF
  • Flaming Shearer (unregistered) in reply to qazwsx

    Well, if you're going to use a calendar on the website for "Birthday", set the month to the average birth date for all your users....

    captcha: dignissim - not to be confused with dignissicism.

  • Some Damn Yank (cs) in reply to RichP
    RichP:
    "Thirty days hath September, April, April, and whenever?"
    No, no, no!

    "Thirty days hath Septober. April, June, and Nowonder. All the rest have peanut butter. All except my dear Grandmother. She had a little red tricycle, but I stole it!"

    50,000 Points for citing the source, because points are cheap.

  • bitterman0 (unregistered)

    Ha! That's a known bug in older versions of DevExpress - we actually ran into it last November or so :-)

  • capio (unregistered)
    "Installing Groundwork, I was presented with a list of three choices for time zone," wrote Jessica Blank, "There was no 'more'. There was no 'page two'. (By the way, I am in New York.)"

    Yup. Go Groundwork. The quality of the rest of their system is likely awesome.

  • capio (unregistered) in reply to Thanatos Complex
    Thanatos Complex:
    faoileag:
    but also for the fact that the calendar is opened with the current month on a web form that asks for your birthday. I wonder how many freshly born babies usually visit the site...
    What month was it supposed to open to? Should it try to guess how old you are? Should it open to 1913 because 100 years ago is probably safely before anyone's birthday? No matter what, its choice of month was going to be completely arbitrary, so the current month is as good a month as any.

    A slightly friendlier way could be to open the calendar in the mode that shows years or year-ranges first (unless there is a date in the textbox already) - then the user can drill-in quicker.

  • capio (unregistered) in reply to Roby McAndrew
    Roby McAndrew:
    faoileag:
    ... but also for the fact that the calendar is opened with the current month on a web form that asks for your birthday. I wonder how many freshly born babies usually visit the site...

    Obviously new born babies can't operate webforms, but surely all new parents immediately sign their offspring up for web services? (or is it just me, and all my friends [those that have offspring {which isn't many}])

    When I was only 2 weeks old, I was signing up on websites left and right. Now, I'm 38, and I have over 2000 online accounts. The password-manager app that I'm using takes almost a minute to decrypt everything before it finally opens.

  • capio (unregistered) in reply to bitterman0
    bitterman0:
    Ha! That's a known bug in older versions of DevExpress - we actually ran into it last November or so :-)

    Yup. Go DevExpress. Since they can't use DateTime object correctly, imagine the rest of their fucking crap running your business.

  • zoner (unregistered)

    A zone similar to New York is there, but New York is not there.

    The rules for daylight change over, etc. may not be the same for a similar zone.

  • chubertdev (cs) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    The "April" one is great - for the two 30s obviously (I would love to see the calendar page generated for May), but also for the fact that the calendar is opened with the current month on a web form that asks for your birthday. I wonder how many freshly born babies usually visit the site...

    What date would you have as the default for a DOB field?

  • jay (unregistered) in reply to Thanatos Complex
    Thanatos Complex:
    faoileag:
    but also for the fact that the calendar is opened with the current month on a web form that asks for your birthday. I wonder how many freshly born babies usually visit the site...
    What month was it supposed to open to? Should it try to guess how old you are? Should it open to 1913 because 100 years ago is probably safely before anyone's birthday? No matter what, its choice of month was going to be completely arbitrary, so the current month is as good a month as any.

    I'm sure Google has an API call they could use that tells them the age of the person using the computer. Google seems to know everything else about you.

  • TortoiseWrath (unregistered) in reply to twigz
    twigz:
    Classic weak redaction on the Picasa one. It's obvious your name is Christopher Gray.

    Um, no; I'm fairly certain his name is Christopher Grey.

  • Anomaly (unregistered) in reply to chubertdev
    chubertdev:
    faoileag:
    The "April" one is great - for the two 30s obviously (I would love to see the calendar page generated for May), but also for the fact that the calendar is opened with the current month on a web form that asks for your birthday. I wonder how many freshly born babies usually visit the site...

    What date would you have as the default for a DOB field?

    Unix Epoch of course.

    Captcha jugis I'm not touching jugis with a twenty foot pole.

  • jay (unregistered) in reply to Roby McAndrew
    Roby McAndrew:
    faoileag:
    ... but also for the fact that the calendar is opened with the current month on a web form that asks for your birthday. I wonder how many freshly born babies usually visit the site...

    Obviously new born babies can't operate webforms, but surely all new parents immediately sign their offspring up for web services? (or is it just me, and all my friends [those that have offspring {which isn't many}])

    Or at the very least, parents should create Facebook accounts for their offspring and set the status to "newborn".

    When my daughter got married a few years back, the first thing she did was rush home to set her Facebook relationship status to "married".

  • eViLegion (cs) in reply to jay
    jay:
    When my daughter got married a few years back, the first thing she did was rush home to set her Facebook relationship status to "married".

    Are you the president?

  • R.Flowers (cs) in reply to Podge

    Thank you, I guess it was too subtle for me!

  • Gurth (cs) in reply to Anon
    faoileag:
    Since Microsoft was the company that pushed blanks in file names in the first place, I was a bit baffled about the gaffe :-)
    Except that this screenshot is from OS X, and Mac OS has allowed spaces in filenames since about ten years before Microsoft started implementing this functionality. Then again, TRWTF with Microsoft products on Macs is that they seem to reinvent the wheel quite a lot — I'm guessing, based on the way the programs tend to behave, by using ported Windows code in place of API calls to standard OS X features.
    Anon:
    If Word wouldn't open a .docx, it probably wasn't actually a Word file.
    I had a very similar experience the other day, though with a Word 97-format .doc file rather than a .docx. The OS said there was no app to open it with, Word 2008 refused to open it, yet both Quick Look and TextEdit had no problems with it whatsoever.
  • Google Ace (unregistered) in reply to Some Damn Yank
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  • Someone (unregistered) in reply to Gurth
    Gurth:
    Then again, TRWTF with Microsoft products on Macs is that they seem to reinvent the wheel quite a lot — I'm guessing, based on the way the programs tend to behave, by using ported Windows code in place of API calls to standard OS X features.
    I don't use Macs (and aren't the OP), but it doesn't surprise me. The reverse is also true; Apple's software for Windows is also pretty terrible. It's better than it was a while back, but it's still bad. There's a definite conflict of interest there -- both companies want an expanded user base (MS wants Mac users to at least run Office, and Apple wants Windows users to be able to use an iPhone and iTunes) but they also seem to want to make the native platform more appealing.
  • da Doctah (cs) in reply to Some Damn Yank
    Some Damn Yank:
    RichP:
    "Thirty days hath September, April, April, and whenever?"
    No, no, no!

    "Thirty days hath Septober. April, June, and Nowonder. All the rest have peanut butter. All except my dear Grandmother. She had a little red tricycle, but I stole it!"

    50,000 Points for citing the source, because points are cheap.

    Jerry Samuels XIV.

    Thirty days has September, All the rest I can't remember.

  • Coyne (cs)

    For New York City, the correct answer would be America/Havana; for Houston, America/Mexico City. Now, if he lived in Denver, LA, Anchorage, Honolulu, or Augusta, ME, well then he'd have a problem.

    Just think of all the poor Cubans who use software that only offers "New York City".

    Oh, and:

    Thirty days have September; April, April, June, and November; ...

    ...nope, ruins the rhythm.

  • Kivi (cs) in reply to capio
    capio:
    When I was only 2 weeks old, I was signing up on websites left and right. Now, I'm 38, and I have over 2000 online accounts. The password-manager app that I'm using takes almost a minute to decrypt everything before it finally opens.

    Oh yeah? Well I'm 106 years old. Starting more than five weeks before I was born, I was signing up on seventeen trillion websites a day. I now have over eight times as many online accounts as you do. And I don't need a password-manager app because I always use the same password. So who's the monkey now, monkey boy?

  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered) in reply to chubertdev
    chubertdev:
    What date would you have as the default for a DOB field?
    I would have a pull-down menu for the year separate from the date control.

    Who cares about people born on February 29, amirite?

  • chubertdev (cs) in reply to ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    chubertdev:
    What date would you have as the default for a DOB field?
    I would have a pull-down menu for the year separate from the date control.

    Who cares about people born on February 29, amirite?

    People born on Leap Day were ill-conceived.

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