ASP.NET Settings WTF



  • I worked for a company in the social media sector a few years back. We would deploy new instances of a web site and then proceed to "customize" it for a particular client. Part of this customization involved changing settings which involved going into the Web.Config file and changing a setting value. Then you had to make sure that the particular setting wasn't being overridden in the App.Config and then finally check that the setting wasn't overridden in the registry.

    Thats right, the settings for a WebApp here stored in 3 places, including the registry on the server. When asked why this WTF, among many others, where done this way, the answer was "Yea, we probably shouldn't have done it that way, but this is how it is."



  •  Your story is fine --  I mean, it's a decent WTF -- but I'm more interested in the thought processes that lead you to post this.  Specifically, the thought processes that lead to you posting this now.  You say you worked for this company a few years back, so it's not something that just happened.  And you aren't a new member, so it's not as if you joined to post this.  I like to think you've been holding this in for years due to an incredibly tight and recently expired NDA that had restricted your ability to speak about the project in even the vaguest of generalizations.  I'm sure the truth is far less interesting, like you're waiting for a weekly build, or killing time while your Tom Petty stalker collection uploads.



  • @bstorer said:

    Your story is fine --  I mean, it's a decent WTF -- but I'm more interested in the thought processes that lead you to post this.  Specifically, the thought processes that lead to you posting this now.  You say you worked for this company a few years back, so it's not something that just happened.  And you aren't a new member, so it's not as if you joined to post this.  I like to think you've been holding this in for years due to an incredibly tight ass
    This is as far as I got.  For some reason, I can't read the rest of the post.  Can somebody read it to me?



  • @belgariontheking said:

    Can somebody read it to me?
     

     

    "... and recently expired."



  • @dhromed said:

    @belgariontheking said:

    Can somebody read it to me?
     

    "... and recently expired."

    Now you've done it. You broke BTK.



  • @bstorer said:

     Your story is fine --  I mean, it's a decent WTF -- but I'm more interested in the thought processes that lead you to post this.  Specifically, the thought processes that lead to you posting this now.  You say you worked for this company a few years back, so it's not something that just happened.  And you aren't a new member, so it's not as if you joined to post this.  I like to think you've been holding this in for years due to an incredibly tight and recently expired NDA that had restricted your ability to speak about the project in even the vaguest of generalizations.  I'm sure the truth is far less interesting, like you're waiting for a weekly build, or killing time while your Tom Petty stalker collection uploads.

    Your investigation into my story is quite thorough. Thank you for that. You are correct, the truth is far less interesting. You see, I have been in a coma for the past year and a half after I hit my head on my desk one too many times. I recently awoke and decided to post this story.



  • @ShaggyB said:

    I have been in a coma for the past year and a half
    Oh, that's a shame.  Glad to see you're better now.  I guess we'd better get you up to speed:

    • We have a black president now who wants to kill your grandmother.
    • As part of a vast conspiracy to make themselves seem less worthless, Canada invented something called "Winter Olympics," supposedly held in something called a "Vancouver," wherein they were victorious in such imaginary sports as "hockey" and "curling" and, most ridiculously, "women's hockey."
    • Domino's Pizza completely changed their recipe and proudly proclaim that they bested Papa John's in a taste test, which has to be the lowest the bar for success has ever been set.
    I know you're wondering how to handle this crazy modern world and how you could ever hope to survive.  Take solace, friend!  VB still blows, Google is still trying to control the universe, and internet pornography is still plentiful and easily acquired.  All is not lost.



  • @bstorer said:

    internet pornography is still plentiful and easily acquired.  All is not lost.
     

    And on that note, I'd like to alt-tab to my other browser.



  • @bstorer said:

  • We have a black president now who wants to kill your grandmother.
  • As part of a vast conspiracy to make themselves seem less worthless, Canada invented something called "Winter Olympics," supposedly held in something called a "Vancouver," wherein they were victorious in such imaginary sports as "hockey" and "curling" and, most ridiculously, "women's hockey."
  • Domino's Pizza completely changed their recipe and proudly proclaim that they bested Papa John's in a taste test, which has to be the lowest the bar for success has ever been set.
  • I see then the terrorists have won then. I suppose you're going to tell me that Michael Jackson is dead and Rick Astley made a comeback?

    At least I still have my internet porn.....



  • @ShaggyB said:

    At least I still have my internet porn.....

    Just wait until ObamaCare works its way into the porno industry.  There's no way the death panels are going to let people engage in quadruple penetration with massive 12" dongs, aggravated fisting, serial analingus, mass bukkake, or Cleveland Steamers.

     

    Eventually, the only way porn actors and actresses can keep their health coverage is if they follow government guidelines: men must be below-average in endowment, to prevent possible tissue damage and to help the self-esteem of the nation's men (which is the cornerstone of mental health, after all); women must be flat-chested and career-oriented with at least two graduate degrees in liberal arts studies, because anything less would be anti-feminist; oral sex with always make use of a dental dam to prevent possible infection; the only intercourse permitted will be gentle, bland, monogamous and missionary; and worst of all, the dude is going to be wearing a fucking condom.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

     

    Eventually, the only way porn actors and actresses can keep their health coverage is if they follow government guidelines: men must be below-average in endowment, to prevent possible tissue damage and to help the self-esteem of the nation's men (which is the cornerstone of mental health, after all); women must be flat-chested and career-oriented with at least two graduate degrees in liberal arts studies, because anything less would be anti-feminist; oral sex with always make use of a dental dam to prevent possible infection; the only intercourse permitted will be gentle, bland, monogamous and missionary; and worst of all, the dude is going to be wearing a fucking condom.

    Hooray!  I'll be the greatest porn star there is!  Finally, Obama is returning the favor after all my help in covering up his Kenyan birth!


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