Rube Goldberg





  • Every time I think I have seen it all, something like this comes along.  Bravo.



  • Discovered an amusing WTF at that site.

    Go a a given week,
    then rapidly (i.e. with center mouse click, in Mozilla/Firefox) open
    each of that week's stories in a new tab. 

    It shouldn't take long to find one story's title on the tab, but another stories body in the tab window.

    Looks
    like the page is using session-global variables.  Sometimes a
    duplicate of the page header shows up instead of the story.

     



  • [quote user="Thanny"]

    Discovered an amusing WTF at that site.

    Go a a given week, then rapidly (i.e. with center mouse click, in Mozilla/Firefox) open each of that week's stories in a new tab. 

    It shouldn't take long to find one story's title on the tab, but another stories body in the tab window.

    Looks like the page is using session-global variables.  Sometimes a duplicate of the page header shows up instead of the story.

    [/quote]

    I usually get around to reading the week's worth of articles on sunday.  I have to manually set the date to the previous Monday in order to get them to actually show up.  If I put in the wrong date, sometimes I was getting nothing but process errors.  I can't duplicate the errors right now, so perhaps someone fixed that.

    It will still show up with last week's sharktanks under the following week's dates though.  It makes it confusing to figure out if you've missed some.

    I think someone wrote the system assuming people would read it during normal working hours m-f.


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