Makes Community Server look good. WTF?
Posts made by fennec
RE: "Beta", eh? I can see that.
As a tangential follow-up, I just noticed this part. Google's new-maps may be a WTF in the UI, but this is scarily accurate:
True, but you could say that about every BART station.
Naah, the only ones that are really useful for getting to Pier 39 are Powell (for the cable car transfer) and Embarcadero (for the F).
"Beta", eh? I can see that.
It's Ulaxi! It's a site to help you compare your options for getting somewhere: Uber, Lyft, or taxi. Leaving aside the obvious WTFs (like the name), we see this software is in beta and limited to San Francisco only. Okay, let's try an easy query: Market and Powell to SFO. Notwithstanding that this would usually be a BART trip.
That's ... interesting, I guess. Maybe I can poke it a little, make it work better.
.... There we go, I fixed it!
RE: More Java installer crap
Rule one with java, always get the installer from this page get the installer from this page.
(by the way, that magnificent job of overlaying white background labels on top of a grey dialog is Oracle's all the way - it's not an artefact of the screen-grab) It looks like you have your DPI set larger than normal. It's amazing how many companies don't bother testing for that. Or do it in a half-assed way (like Chrome's "we only do 100% or 200% DPI, so if you set it to 150% we'll make it fucking huge!"*) Or go out of their way to break it entirely, like Steam used to do. (You still can't fucking change the font size in Steam IM windows!!!!! It's been a DECADE NOW!) To be fair to Chrome, they did fix it in a reasonable amount of time once 13" 1080p laptops like mine hit the market. It still brings out the, "you mean you didn't have DPI scaling at all from fucking version ONE!?!?!" shock and surprise, though. Do people writing software even USE computers? How could you be a web browser programmer and not know that the DPI can change? Fuck, CSS pretty much RELIES on that! /rant
I cannot agree more with this rant with the addition of buttons and options getting cut off because my DPI is at 125%.
I see what you did there. (I wonder what that says about my own DPI settings...)
RE: Scalability irony
Is there a name for the mental illness displayed here, i.e. "the website for a thing is bad, therefore the thing itself is bad?" The most obvious example being Obamacare in the US, but here's another one.
It's more a misplaced case of doogfooding, I believe.
I don't think ebay is required or expected to host their tech blog on the same server system they use for the products and users.
Indeed. I'd go with illiteracy, since that's not what fennec's saying. In fact, just the opposite, which was, why don't they use their apparently useful product to prevent the website about the tech behind the website from sucking? I'd agree that it's probably not as suitable for their blog as for their main business, but it's a good enough fit to earn a chuckle. Isn't this supposed to be some sort of humor site? Why do people go and try to ruin that?
Ah. That would be on account of a mental illness named "Blakeyrat", which is a specific type of the illness "know-it-all anti-social jerk". In a non-WTF community, he would have been kicked out and banned months ago.
RE: I sense a mouse
Intellisense is a convenience (a damn nice one, but a convenience still). If you're completely unable to develop without it, perhaps you should work on your core competencies as a developer.
Bullshit. The resource that limits development productivity is memory. ANY memory aid is a huge boost to productivity.
BTW, this OP is how you gripe about Microsoft.
It's not just a memory-aid, it's a typing aid. Even a simple "tab complete strings which are already present in files loaded into memory" is a wonderful thing to have.