The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology


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  • Re: Ass-backwards compatibility

    [quote user="j6cubic"]I don't know what's sillier: Plesk's sad excuse for an API or renting a server without even checking whether the SLA covers everything we need.[/quote]  Plesk sucks the fat wongo. So did Ensim for a while. I really thought having a control panel would reduce a huge workload but the amount of ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Cassidy on 10-24-2013
  • Re: Einige tolle Nike -Schuhe!

    [quote user="PJH"][quote user="toon"]Also, just now noticing the "Report Abuse" link. More density on my part...[/quote] .. thus pre-empting my next reply...[/quote]  Apart from the obvious answer... why does this link take you to a compose screen and not just flag it for mod attention? Or is hitting the link ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Cassidy on 10-23-2013
  • Re: Sharepoint

    [quote user="tharpa"]Is Sharepoint really so hard to learn that it needs to be listed as a primary required experience?[/quote]  SharePoint is quite a vast system. Think: source control, trac, forum, dropbox, gallery, blog and poll all rolled into one. [quote user="tharpa"]Or is it something any programmer could quickly ...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by Cassidy on 10-23-2013
  • Re: Another important elevation in this garden

    [quote user="PJH"]Since most spammers are of the 'drive by' type and don't bother reusing the accounts they create, it's actually more effort to disable the accounts, as well, than to simply just delete the post.[/quote]  On a forum I moderated, deleting the account meant another would quickly be created. Flagging ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Cassidy on 10-11-2013
  • Re: Another unappreciated dev

    [quote user="skotl"]In the UK, you would be on shaky ground with the second question. We're really only allowed to (well, "recommended to", rather than "allowed to") verify job title, length of tenure and salary. Anything subjective is open to a whole world of legal butt-hurt.[/quote]  A former boss - when ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Cassidy on 10-11-2013
  • Re: "All your drives are belong to..." (Rant)

    [quote user="dhromed"] [quote user="Master Chief"]Did it? Huh. Never noticed them before Vista. Noted.[/quote]  Ok. Weird though, since they were just as hidden in Vista+ as in XP. [/quote]  And are just as much of a pain. I needed Unlocker under XP and Win7 clients to scrub some directories that apparently ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Cassidy on 10-11-2013
  • Re: Google icons

    [quote user="TGV"][quote user="El_Heffe"]So, if I have photos of kittens, and do a search for kittens, because I want MOAR KITTENS, Google will 'helpfully' show me results that include the pictures of kittens THAT I ALREADY HAVE.[/quote]Because Google isn't just your friend, it's your file system ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Cassidy on 09-25-2013
  • Re: IE likes you to log in...

    [quote user="mr_seeker"]Apparently, when you use Internet explorer in combination with ASP websites (the old one that has the extension ASP) it will try to log in... Using your pc credentials.[/quote]  I'm no IE expert, but I thought this only happened if the site is added to the "Trusted Zone".
    Posted to Funny Stuff (Forum) by Cassidy on 09-24-2013
  • Re: What is the most common element on the internet?

    Probably <div>, but I hear <span> is pretty commonplace too.  
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by Cassidy on 09-24-2013
  • Re: Link WTF

     Isn't this kind of redirect supposed to improve page ranking with Facefook or increase someone's friend count?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Cassidy on 09-24-2013
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