• David S. (unregistered)

    I... I simply don't understand. How could anyone be that stupid?

  • TW (unregistered)

    Kinda fizzled at the end there, didn't it?

  • Tim (unregistered)

    I was going to comment but the disk was full

  • asdf (unregistered)

    Dilbert TV Show!

  • (cs)

    Good. You fix the HTML. Remy can clean out his desk.

  • (cs) in reply to David S.

    The -- in the middle of the comment near the end causes Firefox to barf.

  • Spivonious (unregistered) in reply to Sir Twist

    Yay! A WTF with a happy ending.

  • Lone Marauder (unregistered)

    That's some quality coding there. Broke the entire website just by publishing the story.

    Hint: You forgot to close your HTML comment tag.

  • (cs)

    Yay! Broken in FireFox!

  • Someone Awful (unregistered)

    ...And broken HTML Quotes...

  • (cs)

    There is a FireFox bug^H^H^H feature where any double-dash inside a comment block breaks the parser.

    Guess what this article includes

  • pelrun (unregistered)

    So TRWTF this time is... the article itself? :3

  • Not Tim (unregistered) in reply to Spivonious

    The Real WTF is the GAWD AWFUL writing style of this article. Seriously, if you're going to embellish a story make some effort to have a fluid writing style. This is rubbish.

    CAPTCHA: Minim. The "minim" amount of effort was clearly put into embellishing this article.

  • Anonymous Markup Geek (unregistered) in reply to GettinSadda
    Comment held for moderation.
  • Anonymous Markup Geek (unregistered)

    Goofus uses "--" in html comments....

  • moz (unregistered)

    So that's why something went "OM NOM NOM" with the first few comments. Do you think they'll ever be rescued?

  • you know... (unregistered)

    it could be worse. you could end up with what we, until recently, had -- a cron job that cleans up those old builds. and, also, deletes the build that's in production.

  • Carl (unregistered)

    Was hoping for a story about a golden stream that trickled down from above.

  • TAG (unregistered)

    Works fine in Chrome. :3

    The part of the story they don't mention is Tim went on to help found a start up which managed to catch a big account and continued to barely function in his new position. He now leases new cars every other month and relies on a battery of underpaid, desperate new grads that leave within three years of starting. Then he started eating babies and sacrificing their parents to Satan.

    Moral of the story? Being bad at your job leads to hell.

  • Whatever (unregistered) in reply to Not Tim
    Not Tim:
    The Real WTF is the GAWD AWFUL writing style of this article. Seriously, if you're going to embellish a story make some effort to have a fluid writing style. This is rubbish.

    CAPTCHA: Minim. The "minim" amount of effort was clearly put into embellishing this article.

    Eh, I thought that it was an interesting enough read. OTOH, it's gotta be fiction. Why would Tim be so useless? Four hours to come up with a plan to delete some files? He can obviously use the find command, and knows what nice does...

    I think it's more likely that the firing squad needed someone to shoot, NOW, and Darrel was under the radar.

  • Aaron (unregistered)

    Give me 4 hours. I might have this read by Monday.

  • (cs)

    Tim, go away or^H^Hand I shall replace you with a very small shell script.

  • frits (unregistered)

    Amazing, useless Remy writes a useless story about being useless.

    ...

    And then breaks the website using his stupid, useless comments.

  • The Typinator (unregistered) in reply to David S.
    Article:
    One day, , Darrell sat down
    Okay, look. English is like Lisp: you can't just throw a bunch of extra commas around and hope it works.
  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to GettinSadda
    GettinSadda:
    There is a FireFox bug^H^H^H feature where any double-dash inside a comment block breaks the parser.

    Guess what this article includes

    It's neither a bug nor a feature, it is something that we professionals refer to as "correctly implementing the specification". That hardly counts as a "feature" and it sure as hell isn't a bug.

    But either way, kudos to Remy for breaking TDWTF.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to frits
    frits:
    Amazing, useless Remy writes a useless story about being useless.

    ...

    And then breaks the website using his stupid, useless comments.

    Why so much anger fake frits? Is it because you'll only ever exist in the shadow of real frits?

  • (cs)

    <bobx><source><comment type="add"/><revision branch="tim"><source unit="bobx::cleandesk" line="152">4 hours to plane</source></revision></source></bobx>

  • Greg (unregistered)

    OK, but the part about "nice"... Maximum == nicest?

    Also, would "nice" make any real difference for a process that's hogging disk I/O?

  • (cs)

    Wow! I think this might be about my current workplace sometime before I got here... now to figure out which of my co-workers is "Darrell". Hmmmm.

  • frits (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    frits:
    Amazing, useless Remy writes a useless story about being useless.

    ...

    And then breaks the website using his stupid, useless comments.

    Why so much anger fake frits? Is it because you'll only ever exist in the shadow of real frits?
    I AM the real frits, dumass. I can't login through firefox because of that idiot.

  • Bert Glanstron (unregistered)

    Dear Remy,

    In case you haven't noticed, this is a grown-up place. The fact that you insist on using invalid html clearly shows that you are too young and too stupid to be writing stories.

    Go away and grow up,

    Bert Glanstron

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to frits
    frits:
    Anonymous:
    frits:
    Amazing, useless Remy writes a useless story about being useless.

    ...

    And then breaks the website using his stupid, useless comments.

    Why so much anger fake frits? Is it because you'll only ever exist in the shadow of real frits?
    I AM the real frits, dumass. I can't login through firefox because of that idiot.
    Nice try but real frits is condescending and funny. You only fulfil half of this equation. He also knows more than 6 words.

  • trwtf (unregistered)

    I gotta say, this is the most successful attempt at real writing I've seen on this in a while. You can tell Remy spent all week working on it - and not just because of the dearth of postings last week.

  • phleabo (unregistered) in reply to The Typinator
    The Typinator:
    Article:
    One day, , Darrell sat down
    Okay, look. English is like Lisp: you can't just throw a bunch of extra commas around and hope it works.

    Well, except that the syntax of English isn't formally specified and parser implementations have much more slop tolerance built into them, even if they sometimes insist on acting like dicks about minor problems that don't affect intelligibility.

  • Spearhavoc! (unregistered) in reply to trwtf
    trwtf:
    I gotta say, this is the most successful attempt at real writing I've seen on this in a while. You can tell Remy spent all week working on it - and not just because of the dearth of postings last week.

    I disagree. There are way too many words for how little story there is here, and what's worse is that it reads like two stories smashed together at high speed. "Brevity is the soul of wit," but organization helps too.

  • (cs)

    Didn't break my browser. But then I checked the source, and the comment had been fixed. Never realized that Remy's articles included "hidden" HTML comments.

    Anyone seen that OM NOM NOM has an onclick event?

  • (cs)

    The part where they were in front of management, and all eyes were on Tim, who was completely oblivious paints a great picture of what kind of developer Tim is (or was).

  • trwtf (unregistered) in reply to Spearhavoc!
    Spearhavoc!:
    trwtf:
    I gotta say, this is the most successful attempt at real writing I've seen on this in a while. You can tell Remy spent all week working on it - and not just because of the dearth of postings last week.

    I disagree. There are way too many words for how little story there is here, and what's worse is that it reads like two stories smashed together at high speed. "Brevity is the soul of wit," but organization helps too.

    I kinda like the way he stretches it out. When you don't have a lot of material, taking the long way around can work for you. Turns an anecdote into a story.

  • Furious with commenters (unregistered)

    Question, why all the hate on the TDWTF people lately? They're doing this in their free time so you can have some bit of enjoyment. This is completely out of hand, you're being abusive and intolerant of a free service. Can't handle a typo or two? Leave! Nobody wants you here anyway. Everyone should know if this is directed to them.

    If you don't want to gain any enjoyment and you just want to be a worthless jerk, then go away.

  • trwtf (unregistered) in reply to Furious with commenters
    Furious with commenters:
    If you don't want to gain any enjoyment and you just want to be a worthless jerk, then go away.

    Why you gotta be a hater-hater?

  • O P (unregistered)

    Original story:

    Disk got full, build failed. Lead was fired while I deleted old stuff.

  • (cs) in reply to Furious with commenters
    Furious with commenters:
    Question, why all the hate on the TDWTF people lately? They're doing this in their free time so you can have some bit of enjoyment. This is completely out of hand, you're being abusive and intolerant of a free service. Can't handle a typo or two? Leave! Nobody wants you here anyway. Everyone should know if this is directed to them.

    If you don't want to gain any enjoyment and you just want to be a worthless jerk, then go away.

    QFT

  • Jeff (unregistered)

    Seriously, who just sits around waiting for disks to get full and break something, instead of proactively monitoring space consumption?

    People who don't deserve to be employed in IT, that's who.

  • Larry (unregistered) in reply to Furious with commenters
    Furious with commenters:
    If you don't want to gain any enjoyment and you just want to be a worthless jerk, then go away.
    Picking on other people's mistakes is kinda what we do around here...
  • SpyVsSpy (unregistered)

    Loving the Burn Notice reference

  • (cs) in reply to frits
    frits:
    Anonymous:
    frits:
    Amazing, useless Remy writes a useless story about being useless.

    ...

    And then breaks the website using his stupid, useless comments.

    Why so much anger fake frits? Is it because you'll only ever exist in the shadow of real frits?
    I AM the real frits, dumass. I can't login through firefox because of that idiot.

    Nice try, except I only use Firefox for surfing pr0n. AKA "real work".

  • (cs) in reply to Jeff
    Jeff:
    Seriously, who just sits around waiting for disks to get full and break something, instead of proactively monitoring space consumption?

    People who don't deserve to be employed in IT, that's who.

    You forgot to add "implementing policies that will surely fill up that space in record time". ;)

    Also, if I get a higher-up to scream at me "You have four hours", I will interpret this as 4 hours to get SOMETHING done. Also, I would watch exactly my wording while speaking to the head honchos. Get to the real point with the fewest words possible, as it is very likely that you will be interrupted mid-sentence.

    Which might even be bad for you if you made a poor choice for your first words. Like "The filesystem's gone, but we have a backup from 10 minutes ago".

  • drusi (unregistered) in reply to danixdefcon5
    danixdefcon5:
    Anyone seen that OM NOM NOM has an onclick event?

    More articles should contain completely random and nonsensical onclick events. That was exactly what my day needed.

  • Mit (unregistered)

    The unicorns were especially cute!

  • (cs)

    The thing about a Project Leader... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes.

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