The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology


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  • Re: Remember Bitcoin?

    [quote user="AndyCanfield"] [quote]"Flexcoin solves nearly every problem that exists with the Bitcoin currency today."[/quote]Every problem except having all your money stolen. Where you keep your money determines who can steal from you. Keep it in a bank, and the bank, and the government, can steal from you. Keep it in a ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by daveime on 03-05-2014
  • Re: The Next Generation of Boxes - 720p vs 1080p

    [quote user="El_Heffe"]I always find it annoying when people say "box" instead of "computer".[/quote]  Not half as annoying as when they refer to computers plural as "boxen".  
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by daveime on 01-28-2014
  • Re: Coding addiction and the "Code Mode".

    Code Mode is a project that is dragging and I've become bored with, but still have a deadline to meet and have to code more than my Daily Recommended Output (tm). Which invariably means 14 to 16 hours coding on energy drinks and other caffeinated beverages, the next 2 to 4 hours thinking about what I have to code tomorrow, and then balance ...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by daveime on 08-06-2013
  • Re: Click on this mock picture of a button in powerpoint and show me what it does.

    [quote user="DrPepper"]ANY mockup that runs on a computer can be interpreted by some people as "it's done".[/quote]  This is the exact reason why I always complete the homepage as the last item of any heavy web application. Show a client the homepage, and he'll simply assume that everything is working already, or ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by daveime on 07-30-2013
  • Re: Need a car?

    [quote user="Ben L."] For a typical web page, the browser will make multiple requests (one for the company logo, one for the background image, etc), none of which would contain the session ID in the URL. With each of those requests the browser will happily upload the cookies for the entire domain. That means all the cookies for the ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by daveime on 07-23-2013
  • Re: Want to surf the social wave? Great opportunity in California! (not spam, well not really)

    [quote user="El_Heffe"] [quote user="blakeyrat"]*dies of cleverness*[/quote] Nobody here is in danger of dying of cleverness. [/quote]  Certainly not the monkey who designed the CSS that allows an unconstrained (original size) image tag inside a constrained (percentage width) div tag. Is it too much to ask on a ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by daveime on 07-19-2013
  • Re: I'm an idiot

    [quote user="Mr. DOS"] Any decent certificate vendor will create the cert for the root domain plus one subdomain (in this case, www). Get a better vendor. [/quote] Any decent vendor won't charge you a million dollars just for the privilege of having a * ...there's going to come a time when everything runs through ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by daveime on 07-18-2013
  • Re: WTF 101: Serialized array strings in MySQL DB

    [quote user="clom"] When you only have a hammer, all problems are nails. [/quote] When you only have a relational database, force all your data to be relational, whether it needs to be or not ? That would seem to be just another class of hammer to me.  
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by daveime on 07-11-2013
  • Re: An open MySQL bug now has a birthday cake

    [quote user=""]Unlike the PostgreSQL query optimizer which is really good.[/quote] Anyone relying on a query optimizer is the kind of person who does full table SELECTs over multiple LEFT JOIN tables, and really has no business being anywhere near a database.  
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by daveime on 06-29-2013

    [quote user="blakeyrat"]But give it a fucking rest sometimes ... a little tiny iota of class[/quote] Yeah, okay Blakey, that's some serious fucking class you're showing there. And "little tiny iota"? Is the Department of Redundancy Department making their annual awards?  
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by daveime on 06-28-2013
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