Bypassing a PAL should be, as one weapons designer graphically put it, about as complex as performing a tonsillectomy while entering the patient from the wrong end.
—Peter D. Zimmerman, nuclear physicist and weapons inspector
The Conversions team, in the middle of whom I sit, was here all night working on a problem. My Indian coworker was also working all night. I’m not sure what the problem is but as of 0718 CDT, it still isn’t solved. Thankfully, (a) I’m a contractor and therefore exempt from such intense work hours, and (b) this problem doesn’t affect the work I do at all.
XML is like violence: if it doesn’t solve your problem, you’re not using enough of it.
– xmlicious on TheDailyWTF
nntp//rss, though in beta, is sort of funny. It chops the last letter off of description fields in ATOM feeds.
– Fencepost error?
Uhh… here’s a birthdate field that is stored as VARCHAR(255). Ignoring the problems of storing a date as character data, why do we need 255 characters to store a date string?
Every time I see the phrase “code reuse,” I always read it as “code refuse.”