xximxx: please kill me now....
smarterchild: Hi xximxx, I'm SmarterChild!
xximxx: can you kill me now?
smarterchild: Sorry, I need to know if I can ask you some questions first.
smarterchild: Type yes, no or skip.
xximxx: yes
smarterchild: Cool! OK, let's get started.
smarterchild: To skip any question, type skip. 
smarterchild: To exit the interview, type exit.
smarterchild: What's your first name?
xximxx: Sucker
smarterchild: Cool, I'll call you Sucker now.
smarterchild: Do you go to school?
xximxx: Nope
smarterchild: I see. Do you work?
xximxx: Yes... and it's killing me...
smarterchild: Huh. That... wasn't the answer I was looking for.
You have to answer yes or no. Please try again or type skip or exit.
xximxx: Yes. And it's killing me.
smarterchild: C'mon, not again. Be serious.
You have to answer yes or no. Please try again or type skip or exit.
xximxx: YES
smarterchild: That's cool. What's your profession?
xximxx: corporate slave
smarterchild: Corporate slave, huh? That's cool.
smarterchild: What's your favorite hobby?
xximxx: not being a corporate slave
smarterchild: Not being a corporate slave? Cool!
smarterchild: What's your next favorite hobby?
xximxx: being happy
smarterchild: Not being a corporate slave and happiness. Interesting!

I thought the Infinite (Fruit) Loop bug was fun… Today I resolved a bug with the following:

This appears to be working now.

(It is unknown what change was made to fix this.)

Hey, as long as it’s resolved, who cares what happened!

I just wrote up what might be the greatest bug report of all time…

Just because it ends with the text:

You have just entered an infinite loop.

Huzzah! More bugs!

Seriously, if I see one more web app developed where the ability to DELETE something has not been built into the first iteration, I’m gonna go nuts and kill someone.

I mean it!!!

If I am correct, WordPress.com will do the wrong thing, and product INVALID markup, due to the fact that I put a " quote ” in the title…

Let’s just see, shall we?

Dave sez:

…anyone can produce a best practices doc…


Here is mine!

RSS Best Practices Document 1.00000000000000001

Use Atom.

Ta da!!!

Heh, just kidding… couldn’t resist.

My real best practices doc would be:

RSS Best Practices Document 1.00000000000000001

Use the Feed Validator – http://feedvalidator.org/

That’s it. Thank you, and good night.

What Corporate Projects Should Learn from Open Source

You want a challenge? Try to apply all of the ideas of working on and managing an open-source project to your day job… Good luck… If you succeed, I applaud you.

Chances are you can get some ideas implemented, and it might even help your organization, but key elements will always be missing… sigh… oh well, whatever… It’s a living!