The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology


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  • Re: decomposeLine

    The given code will ignore any null substrings. That is, the output resulting from "one,,,,two" is the same as the output resulting from "one,two". I think this differs from the behaviour of String.split().
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Fjp on 08-27-2014
  • Re: This graph may or may not be plotted on a log scale

    [quote user="morbiuswilters"]Where are the numbers for under 15?[/quote] Off the top of the chart. Why do you thjink they needed a log scale?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Fjp on 04-14-2014
  • Re: Tivo has massive layoff

    [quote user="Lorne Kates"] They only had 7 engineers to begin with? [/quote] You forgot the 153 salesmen - sorry, sales executives. You know, the people no company can manage without. Plus, of course, the bean counters and "C-suite" people (or whatever the in phrase is, ICBA to keep up these days). See any DIlbert ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Fjp on 01-23-2014
  • Re: Life at a Japanese PHP Shop

    [quote user="fish"]I was strongly reminded that as just a programmer and the youngest in my team, I am to shut up and produce code. [/quote] Quite right too. You are not there to turn out high-quality code; you are there to turn out code that conforms to the company's expectations. You have no responsibility for the resulting ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Fjp on 11-29-2013
  • Re: Dis-tract-ed

    [quote user="OldBrooklyn"]We have a number of old Access-based "applications" (I use that term loosely).  Typically these consist of a database, often with just one gigantic table, with a crude interface to edit the data and view reports.  We were having problems with one of these, so I was asked to investigate.  ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Fjp on 11-22-2013
  • Re: FireFox 25: new Find Bar

    I'm really disappointed. I thought you'd found something that would locate the nearest place to drink.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Fjp on 11-07-2013
  • Re: Obamacare: TRWTF

    [quote user="Rhywden"]I still can't wrap my head around this entirely asinine legislative process where you can tack on several distinct and completely unrelated issues to a bill which has nothing to do with the additions. So, I can create a bill which aims to "protect kittens and orphans" and someone else tacks on ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Fjp on 10-02-2013
  • Re: Dates? Dates are no problem!

    [quote user="Darsithis"]It's taken me countless hours to remove this ridiculous table and convert all of the queries to avoid it. [/quote] In that order?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Fjp on 09-13-2013
  • Re: Because all software is .NET

    [quote user="joe.edwards"]True story: for the first year or so of people buzzing about .NET, I was wondering why people were so excited over a TLD.[/quote] If you ever find out, be sure to let the rest of us know.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Fjp on 08-29-2013
  • Re: Insurance..

    [quote user="arh"]I'm travelling outside civilization this fall, so I went online to buy some insurance. The insurance was valid worldwide, except in "war zones". Since there's a bit of "social unrest" where I'm going I tried finding out where those zones were. The website didn't say, and when I called ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Fjp on 08-12-2013
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