How to suck at programming #D – Build a terrible web experience

You have a home grown site devoted to delivering information. Maybe this information is news-like containing important product updates or company statuses and decisions. Maybe the information is more comical like attire articles bashing celebrities. Whatever the case, your site is rather important to people on the other side of the internet. These other-side people … Continue reading How to suck at programming #D – Build a terrible web experience

How to Suck At Programming #739

Quickly create a patch for a single file edit using “svn diff” and then review the word wrapped command line noticing you forgot the file redirect operator “>” in the command so let’s put it in the first blank spot your eyes detect after the word “diff”… Becomes:

How To Suck At Programming #392: Type your password into your AIM window

You’re on AIM blast. You’re having fun with your buddies, talking tech and shooting the breeze. You pack up to leave work early and run some errands. Just before signing off you can’t resist cracking one more dumb joke. “…and that’s why Budweiser employees don’t use Java!”, goes your reply to one of your AIM … Continue reading How To Suck At Programming #392: Type your password into your AIM window

How To Suck At Programming- Put a mandatory reboot at the end of your install script

You have created the slickest software this side of the east coast! People will literally chew through the concrete enclosing the office that houses your cubicle just to get their hands on your latest release. You’ve managed to find a niche that nobody else had even considered. You will become an instant success. Now all … Continue reading How To Suck At Programming- Put a mandatory reboot at the end of your install script

How To Suck At Programming- Use your IM as a password prompt

Don’t act like it’s just me! You’ve been there! You’re hacking away feeling uber productive (I hate the word “uber” because it sounds so geeky) in a Tuesday morning. You got about 15 windows open that you meticulously manage bouncing back and forth between your email and your calendar verifying meetings at 10:30 and 2pm, … Continue reading How To Suck At Programming- Use your IM as a password prompt