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Last post 03-13-2012 8:19 AM by MichaelWojcik. 7 replies.
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  • 03-01-2012 4:24 AM

    Look before you leap

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  • 03-01-2012 5:55 AM In reply to

    Re: Look before you leap

    Whenever you click on the page, even in a dead spot, there's a short burst of loading. I assume this is their metrics system tracking what users do?

    In any case, I said hello and gave them a smiley face.
  • 03-01-2012 6:06 AM In reply to

    Re: Look before you leap

    nexekho:
    Whenever you click on the page, even in a dead spot, there's a short burst of loading. I assume this is their metrics system tracking what users do?
     

    It sends the url to sniff.visitstat.com , along with the metrics click coordinates and document dimensions.


    In complex analysis, a meromorphic function on an open subset D of the complex plane is a function that is holomorphic on all D except a set of isolated points

  • 03-01-2012 6:22 AM In reply to

    Re: Look before you leap

    When the page opened I got a message that said "The target of the callback could not be found", then it set focus to another MSDN window I already had open in a tab...that's some great coding right there.

  • 03-01-2012 2:35 PM In reply to

    Re: Look before you leap

    Dear God, this means they are doing their own date manipulations? Why??
    God has cursed the blind.

    "I confess. I've always been a humorist. It is not an accident that the Flounder is usually shown with a smile."
  • 03-01-2012 5:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Look before you leap

    Either they're Time Lords, or someone divided by zero.

  • 03-07-2012 8:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Look before you leap

    MS developers working on an MS system that supports MS hosted services and they don't trust thier MS created date-time libraries? That is taking not-created-here to a whole new level
  • 03-13-2012 8:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Look before you leap

    There's an update: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/03/09/summary-of-windows-azure-service-disruption-on-feb-29th-2012.aspx

    The bug specifically was in generating certificates and setting the end date by taking the current date and adding one to the year. A classic mistake - we just had a TDWTF about this very error on, of course, 29 February - and the sort of thing that makes you wonder who they're letting write critical infrastructure code for their much-hyped PaaS cloud offering.

    And, as pointed out by others previously in this thread, it would have been simpler to use their own framework date class, which does one-year-in-the-future trivially.

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