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Re: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________

by LAI (Hermit)
on Feb 28, 2003 at 14:24 UTC ( #239434=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to There's a level in Hell reserved for ________

@hellions = qw |

non-programmer project managers who decide on their own how long a project will take and present that as a deadline to their coders.

project managers who insist that you drop your critical modifications to the database structure, or your fix of the memory leak, because the GUI's colour scheme needs to be fixed *now*.

web designers who design a page so badly they force horizontal scrolling

web designers who believe "cross-browser" means compatible with "both" browsers

programmers who believe "cross-platform" means compatible with Win9x and NT/2k

monks who post really long lines of code in a SoPW, forcing me to scroll horizontally. (for instance, a 200-character hex string to be unpacked.)

monks who frontpage really long lines of code in a SoPW, forcing me to scroll horizontally.

all the stupid $@#! users where I work, who turn off their UPSs and wonder why their computers suddenly go dark and won't turn on, who get confused when they see a "You may now safely turn off your computer" message because they don't know where the power button is, much less the reset button.

|; # # UPDATE: reformatted code and pushed some stuff push @hellions, qw |

programmers who write version checking using == instead of >=

programmers who write stuff that's not backwards-compatible, therefore requiring a == version check.

|; # /UPDATE print '<ul>', map { "<li>There's a level of Hell reserved for $_.</li>" } @hellions , '</li>';


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Re: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Feb 28, 2003 at 14:39 UTC
    As for the latter, I strongly believe computers shouldn't be turned off on a regular bases (with the exception of laptops). Power buttons on a computer should be out of reach from a users - the fact that the typical intel or intel compatible hardware has a big reset and or on/off button at the front is scary.


      Laptops aren't meant to be turned off either - that's what the suspend button is for. I reconfigured all of my "Power" buttons to trigger the suspend/reanimate routines and unless I'm forced to, don't ever reboot.

      Seeking Green geeks in Minnesota


        root@lapcat # uptime 4:40pm up 19 days, 6:12, 8 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

      Oh, I would love it if it were impossible for the users to interact with any part of the ensemble but the viewscreen part of the monitor (keep even that power button away from them), the keyboard (preferably the kind I don't have to fish two dozen staples out of every now and again) and the mouse. But they're all using Windows of course, so every now and again it'll completely lock up, or turn itself off, or whatever, and I don't feel like getting off my lazy ass to the cube farm every time that happens.

      Of course, I pretty much do anyway. Damn, I hate them sometimes.


        Well, I strongly believe people shouldn't be running Windows either.... ;-)


      The size of a button indicates its importance and usage frequency.

      The reset button in your wrist watch for example is tiny and cannot be reached without a pin. As opposed to the reset button on the Intel PCs which gets used more than you ever use the keyboard.

      He who asks will be a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn't ask will remain a fool for life.

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