This week's edition of Err'd gets off to a flying start with one that came in "over the transom" as t'were. Ordinarily, expired certs are a bit mundane for this column, but in this case, where this foible fetched up is at least worth a chuckle.

Jim M. wrote directly to the editor with this explanation. "If you're looking for compliance reports to prove that your cloud provider has solid security practices, be wary of this WTF with Azure. Quoting the site, SOC 2 Type 2 attestation report addresses the requirements set forth in the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), and the Cloud Computing Compliance Criteria Catalogue (C5:2020) created by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Sounds impressive! The link for Azure DevOps SOC 2 Type 2 attestation report goes to this link,, which shows that the cert for this page has expired. Try it here: "



An anonymous New Yorker shared this from the land of traffic and tourists. "The real WTF is a function that converts 330 to 3.99," says he. Doesn't seem quite like a euro conversion at current rates. Any ideas?



Richi's no lööli, writing in with a trick captcha: "This google captcha asked me to check all boxes that have a pedestrian crossing in them. As you can see, there is just a motorcycle." The trick is to simply submit the answer without selecting any squares, as there are none that match.



Deutscher Konrad seeks help translating Googlisch. "Thanks Google for the informative overlay. I'm totally okay with the HH:MM but what does the u in front of it want to tell me?" Live in 4 days, at uhm, hm, I don't know?



Luke H. "While other companies may claim to be redefining the modern career, IBM is going one step further and undefining it." I can't improve on that. Enjoy your weekend.



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