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Fri, 31 Jul 2009

Happy Sysadmin Day!

Happy Sysadmin Day [0], and thanks, smj! That is all.

posted at: 15:08 | path: / | permalink | sysadmin

Oh My

Posted without comment [0].

posted at: 12:45 | path: / | permalink | cracks, p0wnage

Wed, 15 Jul 2009

One More Nail in IE6's Coffin

So YouTube and some other sites are phasing out support for IE6 [0]. It's about frakking time. Developing web apps assuming IE6 support would be comical if it weren't so painful. No built-in PNG support? Are you kidding me? One very large company I contracted for still used IE6 as its standard corporate browser. Yup, that's right, in 2009. Die, IE6, die.

posted at: 09:24 | path: / | permalink | IE6, Internet, Microsoft

Mon, 06 Jul 2009

How Not to Send a Marketing Email

Sigh. I got a marketing email from a vendor today, along with 1538 other people whose email addresses were plunked right into the 'To:' header. Microsoft needs to put an idiot dialog in Outlook that pops up when you click 'Send' with more than five 'To:' addresses.

User too Stupid Error

posted at: 18:12 | path: / | permalink | Email, WTF

Fri, 03 Jul 2009

Contract Programmer WTF

I've done contract work through Guru.com in the past, and I still take a look around there from time to time. While looking through open projects, I'll sometimes visit a contractor's profile that was given bad reviews. This customer review was priceless:

In the end a truly dreadful, horrible experience. These people have left me up the creek without a paddle. If I were you, I would not deal with them...

The contractor in question is an Indian company with a listed minimum rate of $8.00/hour. Some verbatim copy from their profile, minus the company name:

1. Very good Communication Skill ...We are having well equipped office with excellent technical skilled team for the development of [Company Name] projects as well as on site software, webdevelopment and web designing projects...

Ummm, yeah. Eight dollars per hour? And they give such a great example of their communication prowess. Why would you ever hire someone like that?

posted at: 11:36 | path: / | permalink | Contract, Programming, WTF