Tell QA They Missed One

by Mark Bowytz in Error'd on 2015-05-22

"You know, I've always wanted some sideways text that says 'not for sale'," writes Julie, "Too bad I'll never know."

37 Comments - Last Comment @ 2015-05-22

Sea of SQL

by Ellis Morning in CodeSOD on 2015-05-21

Andy writes: “Operations reported that a query was taking a long time.  Even the 'developers' of this query didn't know why it was taking a long time.”

I tell ya, folks… some submissions, you just set down and back away slowly… then hunt up a magnifying glass and a bottle of aspirin.

78 Comments - Last Comment @ 06:32

Recruiting Desperation

by Remy Porter in CodeSOD on 2015-05-19

When hiring programmers, recruiters will often try to be “clever”. Sometimes, this results in a memorable trick, like EA Canada’s job posting billboard.

EA Canada billboard which reads: char msg = {78,111,119,32,72,105,114,105,110,103,0};

73 Comments - Last Comment @ 2015-05-20

BSOD Could Go All the Way This Year

by Mark Bowytz in Error'd on 2015-05-15

"Yes! I'm a huge fan of BSOD. I'm glad to see SportsCenter giving some well deserved recognition!," Mike writes.

70 Comments - Last Comment @ 2015-05-18

Happy Little (Read-Only) Trees

by Jane Bailey in CodeSOD on 2015-05-14

Blossoming tree - painting by László Mednyánszky

"Joey," asked Ross of the new contractor, in a slow, careful voice, as though trying to calm a large predator. "Explain to me why the data tree has this read-only flag?"

54 Comments - Last Comment @ 2015-05-20

Fired Up

by Remy Porter in The Daily WTF: Live on 2015-05-13

On April 10th, I hosted The Daily WTF: Live! in Pittsburgh. It was a blast. We had a great crowd, and some great performances.

You know him as the master of the Errords, the king of the CodeSODs, the Dev-Master of the Dev-Disaster, Mark Bowytz. Once upon a time, though, he was just another lowly office drone like yourself. This is his origin story: the WTF that launched a thousand head-desks.

0 Comments - Last Comment @ 10:52
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