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  • The other day I was talking to a client about a website of theirs we're doing work on. It's basically content the client provides, that gets presented to the users in an interactive form, the implementation of which is our job. Think: sort of serious-game style. She was giving me feedback on a few particular forms of game we're developing with them. Sorry if I'm a little vague...

    Anyway, the conversation suddenly took this turn.

    • toon: Hang on, the pic from that last game type, that screenshot of a browser window, did you guys input that into the CMS?
    • Client: No, we had a guy do that for us. I've moved on to the next game type by the way.
    • toon: I understand, but still, are you looking at it right now?
    • Client: No, why?
    • toon: Can we go back for a bit?
    • Client: Uh, sure, what am I looking for here?
    • toon: Okay, so you're looking at the screenshot of the I.E. window?
    • Client: Yes, I am.
    • toon: Look at the second tab from the left?
    • Client: Okay, but... hang on, does that say "Cute hairy girl is horny"?
    • toon: I believe it does.

    This app is available to a fair number of people (probably in the thousands), typically members of the general public. Our client said she didn't think that dude would have done that on purpose. So I go, well maybe a talking to is in order! Apparently, though, the guy has died since he made the content... Our client will be reviewing all of the content this dude has made for them.

    I haven't shared this with any of my coworkers, but this is too good to keep to myself! There were also like four free toolbars in that screenshot, by the way.



  • Note for myself, when i send screenshots to my boss, always clean my tab bars, and try to add a few things like "Work efficiently", "Time optimisation", "User graphical interfaces, best practices" in the bookmarks bar


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    @tchize said:

    Note for myself, when i send screenshots to my boss, always clean my tab bars, and try to add a few things like "Work efficiently", "Time optimisation", "User graphical interfaces, best practices" in the bookmarks bar

    "Deep penetration testing", "Analytics probing", "NP-Hard shaft algorithms"



  • @joe.edwards said:

    "Deep penetration testing", "Analytics probing", "NP-Hard shaft algorithms"
     

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  • @toon said:

    The other day I was talking to a client about a website of theirs we're doing work on. It's basically content the client provides, that gets presented to the users in an interactive form, the implementation of which is our job. Think: sort of serious-game style. She was giving me feedback on a few particular forms of game we're developing with them. Sorry if I'm a little vague...

    Anyway, the conversation suddenly took this turn.

    • toon: Hang on, the pic from that last game type, that screenshot of a browser window, did you guys input that into the CMS?
    • Client: No, we had a guy do that for us. I've moved on to the next game type by the way.
    • toon: I understand, but still, are you looking at it right now?
    • Client: No, why?
    • toon: Can we go back for a bit?
    • Client: Uh, sure, what am I looking for here?
    • toon: Okay, so you're looking at the screenshot of the I.E. window?
    • Client: Yes, I am.
    • toon: Look at the second tab from the left?
    • Client: Okay, but... hang on, does that say "Cute hairy girl is horny"?
    • toon: I believe it does.

    This app is available to a fair number of people (probably in the thousands), typically members of the general public. Our client said she didn't think that dude would have done that on purpose. So I go, well maybe a talking to is in order! Apparently, though, the guy has died since he made the content... Our client will be reviewing all of the content this dude has made for them.

    I haven't shared this with any of my coworkers, but this is too good to keep to myself! There were also like four free toolbars in that screenshot, by the way.

    I learnt pretty quickly that I should take a careful look at pictures I post online. Realising that the screenshot of Google that you just posted on /b/ contained your e-mail address will tend to do that.


  • @anotherusername said:

    @toon said:

    The other day I was talking to a client about a website of theirs we're doing work on. It's basically content the client provides, that gets presented to the users in an interactive form, the implementation of which is our job. Think: sort of serious-game style. She was giving me feedback on a few particular forms of game we're developing with them. Sorry if I'm a little vague...

    Anyway, the conversation suddenly took this turn.

    • toon: Hang on, the pic from that last game type, that screenshot of a browser window, did you guys input that into the CMS?
    • Client: No, we had a guy do that for us. I've moved on to the next game type by the way.
    • toon: I understand, but still, are you looking at it right now?
    • Client: No, why?
    • toon: Can we go back for a bit?
    • Client: Uh, sure, what am I looking for here?
    • toon: Okay, so you're looking at the screenshot of the I.E. window?
    • Client: Yes, I am.
    • toon: Look at the second tab from the left?
    • Client: Okay, but... hang on, does that say "Cute hairy girl is horny"?
    • toon: I believe it does.

    This app is available to a fair number of people (probably in the thousands), typically members of the general public. Our client said she didn't think that dude would have done that on purpose. So I go, well maybe a talking to is in order! Apparently, though, the guy has died since he made the content... Our client will be reviewing all of the content this dude has made for them.

    I haven't shared this with any of my coworkers, but this is too good to keep to myself! There were also like four free toolbars in that screenshot, by the way.

    I learnt pretty quickly that I should take a careful look at pictures I post online. Realising that the screenshot of Google that you just posted on /b/ contained your e-mail address will tend to do that.

    steve.ballmer.is.a.dick.my.microsoft.employee.number.is.4732678@gmail.com



  • @toon said:

    • Client: Okay, but... hang on, does that say "Cute hairy girl is horny"?
    • toon: I believe it does.

    This app is available to a fair number of people (probably in the thousands), typically members of the general public. Our client said she didn't think that dude would have done that on purpose. So I go, well maybe a talking to is in order! Apparently, though, the guy has died since he made the content... Our client will be reviewing all of the content this dude has made for them.

    It is not your place to judge what other people consider appropriate content.  I've had deep philosophical as well as technical conversations with people who just happened to be dressed in bondage gear and I'm perfectly able to keep the wardrobe from interfering with the legitimate business at hand.

     



  • @da Doctah said:

    @toon said:

    • Client: Okay, but... hang on, does that say "Cute hairy girl is horny"?
    • toon: I believe it does.

    This app is available to a fair number of people (probably in the thousands), typically members of the general public. Our client said she didn't think that dude would have done that on purpose. So I go, well maybe a talking to is in order! Apparently, though, the guy has died since he made the content... Our client will be reviewing all of the content this dude has made for them.

    It is not your place to judge what other people consider appropriate content.  I've had deep philosophical as well as technical conversations with people who just happened to be dressed in bondage gear and I'm perfectly able to keep the wardrobe from interfering with the legitimate business at hand.

     

    You're right, it's not my place; it's my client's, because it's their content.

    Appropriateness all depends on the audience. I personally don't have a problem with porn, and our client reacted surprised, but not disgusted or shocked. Neither of us in the convo mentioned that it's deplorable or anything like that. I don't want to reveal too much about my employer or our clients, but the particular content would be for the general public, mostly computer illiterate people, to learn how to use the public library. Much as I would not be fazed at a tab like that (it was just the title so no big deal really) if it were my app, I probably would not want it in.

    Actually, I'm sort of wondering why I should be surprised that people who happen to be wearing bondage gear have deep philosophical and/or technical conversations? Last time I heard leather doesn't diminish personality or intelligence but that could be me. Also, for all you know I'm wearing a ball gag and pink spiky lederhosen.


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    @toon said:

    @da Doctah said:

    @toon said:

    • Client: Okay, but... hang on, does that say "Cute hairy girl is horny"?
    • toon: I believe it does.

    This app is available to a fair number of people (probably in the thousands), typically members of the general public. Our client said she didn't think that dude would have done that on purpose. So I go, well maybe a talking to is in order! Apparently, though, the guy has died since he made the content... Our client will be reviewing all of the content this dude has made for them.

    It is not your place to judge what other people consider appropriate content.  I've had deep philosophical as well as technical conversations with people who just happened to be dressed in bondage gear and I'm perfectly able to keep the wardrobe from interfering with the legitimate business at hand.

     

    You're right, it's not my place; it's my client's, because it's their content.

    Appropriateness all depends on the audience. I personally don't have a problem with porn, and our client reacted surprised, but not disgusted or shocked. Neither of us in the convo mentioned that it's deplorable or anything like that. I don't want to reveal too much about my employer or our clients, but the particular content would be for the general public, mostly computer illiterate people, to learn how to use the public library. Much as I would not be fazed at a tab like that (it was just the title so no big deal really) if it were my app, I probably would not want it in.

    Actually, I'm sort of wondering why I should be surprised that people who happen to be wearing bondage gear have deep philosophical and/or technical conversations? Last time I heard leather doesn't diminish personality or intelligence but that could be me. Also, for all you know I'm wearing a ball gag and pink spiky lederhosen.

    Headcanon accepted.


  • @toon said:

    Also, for all you know I'm wearing a ball gag and pink spiky lederhosen.

    I read that as "ball gown" but I always get those two mixed up.



  • @toon said:

    Also, for all you know I'm wearing a ball gag and pink spiky lederhosen.

    Nice try, but I have a picture of you:



  • @Ben L. said:

    @toon said:
    Also, for all you know I'm wearing a ball gag and pink spiky lederhosen.

    Nice try, but I have a picture of you:

    That's an old pre-op one. I'll update my avatar as soon as my dominatrix gives me permission.


  • @joe.edwards said:

    Headcanon accepted.
     

    +1 like



  • @toon said:

    @Ben L. said:
    @toon said:
    Also, for all you know I'm wearing a ball gag and pink spiky lederhosen.

    Nice try, but I have a picture of you:

    That's an old pre-op one. I'll update my avatar as soon as my dominatrix gives me permission.
     

    Full-body grey spandex suit?

     



  • @dhromed said:

    Full-body grey spandex suit?

    Grey zentai.



  • But I hate it when clients send screenshots heavily cropped. No way to tell the context. For web developing seeing the URL often maeke life 100× easier.



  • @Zemm said:

    But I hate it when clients send screenshots heavily cropped. No way to tell the context. For web developing seeing the URL often maeke life 100× easier.

    As with the text that accompanies the report, users have uncanny abilities that allow them to find the least diagnostically useful information in a screenshot.



  • @da Doctah said:

    It is not your place to judge what other people consider appropriate content.  I've had deep philosophical as well as technical conversations with people who just happened to be dressed in bondage gear and I'm perfectly able to keep the wardrobe from interfering with the legitimate business at hand.
    I'm glad you can keep a cool head, but I wouldn't consider wearing bondage gear very professional, unless you mean you had a technical conversation outside the work environment.

     



  • @TGV said:

    @da Doctah said:

    It is not your place to judge what other people consider appropriate content.  I've had deep philosophical as well as technical conversations with people who just happened to be dressed in bondage gear and I'm perfectly able to keep the wardrobe from interfering with the legitimate business at hand.
    I'm glad you can keep a cool head, but I wouldn't consider wearing bondage gear very professional, unless you mean you had a technical conversation outside the work environment.

     


    It depends on where you work. Your or my current workplace? Probably not. If you worked for Bitlove Inc. then possibly O.K.


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    @boomzilla said:

    @Zemm said:
    But I hate it when clients send screenshots heavily cropped. No way to tell the context. For web developing seeing the URL often maeke life 100× easier.

    As with the text that accompanies the report, users have uncanny abilities that allow them to find the least diagnostically useful information in a screenshot.

    I can't tell you how many times I've been emailed "Server error in /". (In our QA environment; our production environment has pretty 500 pages.)

    The actual exception message, stack trace, etc? If it was important it would have been in 200pt font like the headline.



  • @Vanders said:

    It depends on where you work.

    What he said ^^



  • @joe.edwards said:

    I can't tell you how many times I've been emailed "Server error in /". (In our QA environment; our production environment has pretty 500 pages.)

    We got the "Java Stack Trace" again, I thought you guys fixed this?



  • @cdosrun said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    I can't tell you how many times I've been emailed "Server error in /". (In our QA environment; our production environment has pretty 500 pages.)

    We got the "Java Stack Trace" again, I thought you guys fixed this?

    Resolution: Uninstalled "Java" from server.



  • If you have multiple monitors and press PrintScrn, it'll cap both of them. I didn't have anything sensitive on either screen, but I'm sure the double-wide image annoyed someone.



  • @TGV said:

    @da Doctah said:

    It is not your place to judge what other people consider appropriate content.  I've had deep philosophical as well as technical conversations with people who just happened to be dressed in bondage gear and I'm perfectly able to keep the wardrobe from interfering with the legitimate business at hand.
    I'm glad you can keep a cool head, but I wouldn't consider wearing bondage gear very professional, unless you mean you had a technical conversation outside the work environment.

     

    Bondage person was about to give a presentation to a group of like-minded people at a convention.  I was there to make sure the wireless mics, Powerpoint slides, etc were all working properly.

     (Pause here until someone gets the bright idea to post that the kinkiest part of the whole thing is forcing a room full of people to sit through Powerpoint.)



  • @operagost said:

    If you have multiple monitors and press PrintScrn, it'll cap both of them. I didn't have anything sensitive on either screen, but I'm sure the double-wide image annoyed someone.

    Now I'm going to have to do an experiment.  My normal desktop setup is L-shaped, consisting of a netbook screen that can't be defined any higher than 600px, extended onto a standalone monitor that's a bit larger.

     



  • @da Doctah said:

    @operagost said:

    If you have multiple monitors and press PrintScrn, it'll cap both of them. I didn't have anything sensitive on either screen, but I'm sure the double-wide image annoyed someone.

    Now I'm going to have to do an experiment.  My normal desktop setup is L-shaped, consisting of a netbook screen that can't be defined any higher than 600px, extended onto a standalone monitor that's a bit larger.

    My work set up is two monitors of the same size with one turned 90 degrees, when I do a full screen capture I get a black bar at the bottom of the wider but shorter screen (just to make it a square image).



  • It fills in the area outside the monitors with black. My setup is L-shaped also.



  • @toon said:

    Actually, I'm sort of wondering why I should be surprised that people who happen to be wearing bondage gear have deep philosophical and/or technical conversations? Last time I heard leather doesn't diminish personality or intelligence but that could be me. Also, for all you know I'm wearing a ball gag and pink spiky lederhosen.
    Yes, the guy who created the Reiser File System for Linux is a murderer.  But that doesn't mean he's a lousy programmer.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    My setup is L-shaped
     

    Mine is shaped like the annoying tetris block.


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    @locallunatic said:

    @da Doctah said:

    @operagost said:

    If you have multiple monitors and press PrintScrn, it'll cap both of them. I didn't have anything sensitive on either screen, but I'm sure the double-wide image annoyed someone.

    Now I'm going to have to do an experiment.  My normal desktop setup is L-shaped, consisting of a netbook screen that can't be defined any higher than 600px, extended onto a standalone monitor that's a bit larger.

    My work set up is two monitors of the same size with one turned 90 degrees, when I do a full screen capture I get a black bar at the bottom of the wider but shorter screen (just to make it a square image).

    Linux, and similar - you get a rectangle which is large enough to encompass all displays with 'dead' areas coloured black:

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