Mark Bowytz

Besides contributing at @TheDailyWTF, I write DevDisasters for Visual Studio Magazine, and involved in various side projects including child rearing and marriage. Twitter: @mbowytz

Truth in Errors

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Jakub writes, "I'm not sure restarting will make IE 'normal', but yeah, I guess it's worth a shot."


What the Truck?!

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"I think I'll order the big-busted truck," writes Alicia.


When BSODs Pile Up

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"I suppose the ropes were there to keep the infection from spreading to other screens," Stan I. wrote.


Upon Reaching a Certain Age...

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"Evidently, once you hit 55, LinkedIn thinks you'll age until your buffer overflows," writes Jonathan L.


Classic WTF: The Mega Bureaucracy

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Part of the reason we need a summer break is because we simply don't have the organizational skills of this particular company. I wonder if they sell consulting. Original -- Remy

Photo credit: 'digicla' at Flickr At my daytime corporate-type job, if I need to even sneeze in the general direction of a production environment, I need both a managerial and customer approvals with documentation solemnly stating that I thoroughly tested my changes and swear on a stack of MSDN licenses and O'Reilly books that I am NOT going to break anything as a result of my changes. Sure, the whole thing is a pain (and admittedly, a necessary evil), but what Bruce W. has to go through beats the pants off of anything I've ever had to go through.

For the most part, Bruce loves his job. He gets to work with a lot of intelligent and motivated people. He has been developing a new system to support a new product that has the possibility of earning his division several million dollars per year and saving the corporate parent several hundred thousand dollars per year. The net effect on the corporate parent's bottom line will be quite nice. He developed a Web front end while a fellow developer put together the data feeds. The initial development work was estimated to take about six weeks; pretty good since we only had eight weeks to work with.


All the Way from Sweden

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"And to think, this price doesn't include assembly," wrote Adam G.


Is Null News Good News?

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"The Eugene (Oregon) Register-Guard knows when it's a slow news day, null happens," Bill T. writes.


Testing English in Production

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Philip G. writes, "I found this gem when I was on the 'Windows USB/DVD Download Tool' page (yes, I know Rufus is better) and I decided to increment the number in the URL."


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