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Thursday, September 04, 20030 comments

 
Tony Broke

Please, please, please: stop saying "it's broke." Drew loves the story about a guy he used to work with named Tony, with an affectionate nickname, "Tony Broke." Whenever he had code that wouldn't compile, he would say, "Hey Drew, it's broke." And Drew would have to ask him, every single time, to define "broke" (e.g. is there an error message, and if so, what is it? Etc. etc.). It's amazing that people who have been here three or four years can still come to us, with a straight face, and say "it doesn't work." Give me a bleeping symptom, and I'll see what I can do about it.

And stop running around like it's the end of the world, every time you get a coding error. Relax. It can be fixed.

And don't send EXEs as attachments; you should already know that Exchange blocks them.

*sigh* I'm trapped in a den of noobs.

 
From around the web

Wow! Does someone in the music industry finally get it? Probably not, but this is a good start.

Right, because it is illegal for senior citizens to dance. This reminds me of a standup comic I saw a few years ago, who posed the rhetorical question, "Why do some people think it is okay to park in a handicapped spot, if it's late at night? Do handicapped people have a curfew?"

Ugh. I'm leaving for the US Open soon, but it doesn't look like they're going to be on schedule heading into the weekend. Rain, rain, go away...