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  • Re: I don't think that means what you think it means...

    Additionally, this monstrosity is built on top of Wordpress. The site is not even a blog. Why do people insist on doing that? (Yes, I know the answer is "when the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail", but still... have they no professional pride???)
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Monomelodies on 12-07-2013
  • I don't think that means what you think it means...

    Representative line from a project I just took over: jQuery(document).ready(function($) { var map = ""; //please be global //...snip }); Oh, this is only the tip of the iceberg... I got called in on this because: 1. "searching is slow". Well, with a non-indexed database that stores numeric values (e.g. ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Monomelodies on 12-07-2013
  • Re: Assault WTF

    [quote user="PedanticCurmudgeon"]The other obvious thing is that the people who need to be told that no means no probably aren't reading this thread, or what's more likely, don't care.[/quote]  Well, seeing the ensuing discussion I'd beg to differ.  
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Monomelodies on 10-21-2013
  • Re: Assault WTF

    I think I have to sort-of side with Ronald here. Molestation and assault are - practically as wel as legally - two different things. However, it goes without saying that this does NOT make Joe's behaviour in any way acceptable. No is no, and really, if you're someone's boss you ought to know better in the first place (but really ANY ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Monomelodies on 10-18-2013
  • Identity crisis thanks to Google

    A little background: for the past 6 weeks or so I (Marijn) have been contracting on-site for a rush job, which involved me hauling my 4 kilogram weighing laptop halfway across the country every day. Tiring, but well payed. For this project I had a scrum master (before you start: yes, that's TRWTF(tm)) called Servan. Nice and competent guy. On ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Monomelodies on 08-15-2013
  • Re: An open MySQL bug now has a birthday cake

    [quote user="morbiuswilters"]I have to wonder what a Postgres user considers "high-traffic". A few hundred queries /sec?[/quote] Well, "high" is always subjective of course, but this particular one could handle in the tens of thousands /sec and still chug away happily (this was on a ~50gig database). Then again, this ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Monomelodies on 06-30-2013
  • Re: An open MySQL bug now has a birthday cake

    That's interesting. I've been running PostgreSQL on a number of high traffic sites, and the last time I remember autovacuum causing issues is somewhere in 2006. I'd be interested to know your setup, since ours hasn't caused problems for years, literally.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Monomelodies on 06-29-2013
  • Re: Does this antipattern have a name?

     With the syncing, I assumed the 'f' stood for 'feed'. The 'l'? I read 'line' automatically, but that wouldn't really make sense I guess :) Good call on the Symfony use, that sounds logical. Although I haven't touched it in years.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Monomelodies on 05-10-2013
  • Re: Does this antipattern have a name?

    The double check on is_string for the $sync_system is also awesome. But really, what in the name of baby Jesus is this code supposed to do besides completely unnessecarily wrapping "$class = 'lfSyncFOO'; $sync_system = new $class" in an object that's a greater waste of space than your average Eighties act? (Out of morbid ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Monomelodies on 05-10-2013
  • Re: We dont need no stinkin tables, we got sys.dual

    [quote user="joe.edwards"]Not a beautiful solution, but you could try, eg: select foo, bar from ( select foo, bar, rownumber() over( order by foo asc ) as row from baz ) [ ] where row between 10 and 20 order by foo asc (I have no idea if this will run.)[/quote]  It's been quite ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Monomelodies on 05-06-2013
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