• shambo (cs)

    I think there is entirely too much fisting going on in these forums.

    As for the WTF, is it lack of submittions that are driving down the quality? If there are no not enough good submittions maybe it shouldn't be daily anymore.

  • stupid old me (unregistered)

    I hate Navisphere! EMC's support for me was not much better than this documentation (or lack thereof)!

  • Zecc (cs) in reply to shambo
    shambo:
    maybe it shouldn't be daily anymore.
    Side Bar WTF for the rescue!
  • SomeCoder (unregistered)

    Yeah, this is a pretty poor quality WTF... on the other hand, stuff like this makes me laugh. :)

    Stupid Documentation Group! Get your heads in the game!

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered)

    The real WTF is using EMC-equipment

  • ParkinT (cs)

    Documentation is always the LAST thing considered. The user suffers; but many don't even notice.

    This made me LOL, also.

  • Joel (unregistered)

    We're trying to decide between spending $50,000 on an EMC SAN versus $30,000 on an HP product (with internal SCSI instead of internal FC). It's wonderful to see that EMC really has their act together.

  • dolo54 (unregistered)

    well at least it's not a typo!

  • RobertB (cs) in reply to dolo54
    dolo54:
    well at least it's not a typo!
    Yes, it is. There are two asterixen at the beginning of the message, but only one asterix at the end.
  • clevershark (cs) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    Documentation is always the LAST thing considered. The user suffers; but many don't even notice.

    I'm a technical writer for a software company which had a major release recently. In the last week of that (delayed) release I had to document 5 relatively major items which, until then, I had been unaware of, and then found a couple more.

    Documentation is a fairly thankless task...

  • El Supremo (unregistered)

    Perhaps, "Need real Quality Control here, from the Quality Control Group!" would have been more apt?

  • akatherder (cs) in reply to clevershark
    clevershark:
    I'm a technical writer for a software company which had a major release recently. In the last week of that (delayed) release I had to document 5 relatively major items which, until then, I had been unaware of, and then found a couple more.

    Documentation is a fairly thankless task...

    It sounds like you work with a bunch of slackers. The really talented programmers never would have let you know about those 5 major items if they had their heads in the game.

  • Nomikos (unregistered) in reply to RobertB
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  • krun (unregistered)

    The WTF is ( and in many cases) the QA group. Did no one even try to install the final Release CD before shipping it out?

  • OneMHz (cs) in reply to Nomikos
    Nomikos:
    RobertB:
    dolo54:
    well at least it's not a typo!
    Yes, it is. There are two asterixen at the beginning of the message, but only one asterix at the end.

    What? I don't see any Asterixes there.

    Hint: that's not how you spell asterisk. I think there was a Dilbert strip about this: "You two, repeat after me: as - ter - isk" "Asteriks" "Asterick"

    Well, the plural for box sure as hell ain't boxen, but people do like to use it.

  • whicker (unregistered)

    Noting the exclamation point, the person in charge of this form probably was sitting on it waiting for 2 weeks for that information-- then was subsequently de-hired for not being a team player (writing it him/herself).

  • comrade (unregistered) in reply to whicker

    In Soviet Russia, documentation group owns you!

  • Grant (unregistered)

    All your docs are belong to us!

  • foxyshadis (cs) in reply to shambo
    shambo:
    I think there is entirely too much fisting going on in these forums.

    As for the WTF, is it lack of submittions that are driving down the quality? If there are no not enough good submittions maybe it shouldn't be daily anymore.

    C'mon, error'ds have a much lower threshold of quality than 500 word essays. Open it, get an instant cheap giggle, move on.

  • Someone You Know (cs) in reply to Nomikos
    Nomikos:
    RobertB:
    dolo54:
    well at least it's not a typo!
    Yes, it is. There are two asterixen at the beginning of the message, but only one asterix at the end.

    What? I don't see any Asterixes there.

    Hint: that's not how you spell asterisk. I think there was a Dilbert strip about this: "You two, repeat after me: as - ter - isk" "Asteriks" "Asterick"

    We could simplify all of this and just call them Nathan Hales. "I regret that I have but one * for my country."

  • Generic Phil (unregistered)

    Heh, it took me a while to get this one, because my browser window was too narrow to fit in the whole picture.

    In some ways, I have to agree with some of the previous comments. I enjoy the Error'd posts, but I preferred it when many of them came at once, it was an occasional treat.

  • Shinobu (unregistered) in reply to OneMHz

    Nothing wrong with creative plurals, but there is a difference between asterisk and Astérix.

  • rjnewton (cs) in reply to Someone You Know

    [quote user="Someone You Know"] What? I don't see any Asterixes there.

    Hint: that's not how you spell asterisk. I think there was a Dilbert strip about this: "You two, repeat after me: as - ter - isk" "Asteriks" "Asterick"[/quote]

    We could simplify all of this and just call them Nathan Hales. "I regret that I have but one * for my country."[/quote]

    LOL. I don't get captchas anymore, since I'm signed in, if I did, I bet it would have been "onomatopoeia".

  • gonchuki (unregistered)

    *Need real insightful comment here provided by the Paula's Brillant Comments Group

  • The Vicar (cs) in reply to Nomikos
    Nomikos:
    RobertB:
    dolo54:
    well at least it's not a typo!
    Yes, it is. There are two asterixen at the beginning of the message, but only one asterix at the end.

    What? I don't see any Asterixes there.

    Hint: that's not how you spell asterisk. I think there was a Dilbert strip about this: "You two, repeat after me: as - ter - isk" "Asteriks" "Asterick"

    Mmmmnopenopenope, not Dilbert. Could be something else though.

  • verence (unregistered) in reply to OneMHz
    OneMHz:
    Well, the plural for box sure as hell ain't boxen, but people do like to use it.
    Er, well in German it is ;-)
  • weirdbeardmt (unregistered)

    What's with the slashdot style tagging department thing - "don't-worry-we'll-remember-to-update-this-before-release department:" ?

  • Les (unregistered) in reply to Nomikos
    Nomikos:
    Hint: that's not how you spell asterisk. I think there was a Dilbert strip about this: "You two, repeat after me: as - ter - isk" "Asteriks" "Asterick"

    It's very Gaulling[1] (and possibly galling, too) when people do that.

    [1] Or is it Gauling?

  • Sgt. Preston (unregistered) in reply to foxyshadis
    foxyshadis:
    shambo:
    I think there is entirely too much fisting going on in these forums.

    As for the WTF, is it lack of submittions that are driving down the quality? If there are no not enough good submittions maybe it shouldn't be daily anymore.

    C'mon, error'ds have a much lower threshold of quality than 500 word essays. Open it, get an instant cheap giggle, move on.
    Hear! Hear! Would the bitchers and complainers please let us know when their superior site is ready for viewing?

  • Disco (unregistered)

    That's just one more reason to not buy EMC.

    The other being the 30-100k price jump you'll see in your yearly maintenance contract costs in your fourth year.

  • SheeEttin (unregistered)

    And this is why good programmers leave something like "TODO" in their code, and grep everything for "TODO" before releasing.

    Of course, it's always fun to get the source of large programs and grep it for TODOs, etc. The most fun comes from grepping for swears:

    /* master list of VME vectors -- don't **** with this */

    Captcha: craaazy. Craaazy? Not so much.

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