Monday, December 19, 2005

code zero

A typical forward.

hey guys this it gr8!! it really works! try it out yourself!!
I tried it out, and it gave me this wierd site!
This must be some sort of bug in Microsoft that they haven't discovered yet!!!

1. Goto
2. Enter: kccollg
3. Click on I'm Feeling Lucky!


I know what you're thinking. And yes.
That has nothing to do with Microsoft. But wouldn't you rather blame them?

See our project in TY was... (too long to explain actually).
Put in a nutshell, there were 11 different projects, with our project combining all of those together.
So we (Greece and me) had the worst job a programmer could ever have. Go through somebody else's code. And the way we were taught programming in college wasn't helping a lot either. I mean if a teacher writes 'freinds' instead of 'friends' in a presentation and shows it on a projector to the entire class, somebody will notice, and somebody will laugh! Except here, that somebody turned out to be the entire class who noticed and laughed and laughed and laughed! (and still laughs when we remember it!)

It works here:
why doesn't it work there?!

Ever notice how everyone wants to blame Microsoft for any errors or bugs in their code? Even in my college it used to happen. People can't use VB properly. So forget the fact that you're an uptight, ah-hoc programmer who doesn't even know how to use proper naming conventions, commenting techniques, or simple code indentation, but the bugs were because of 'Stupid Microsoft!'. (Naming conventions and stuff might not be required for small programs, agreed. But these folks are writing group projects without it!)
When we had to show the projects to our guide, people would face problems because the resources they used at home were not copied over. Now I can understand they didn't copy an image or something, but, Ravi once came without the database! Then he started telling me that VB is not working properly and it must be corrupt! So I told him that next time copy your MSAccess database also. And he says, "But Access is already installed here! It's still not working!"

No code, No bugs, No problem!

We required projects from 10 other groups.
One such group was Shahid and Sushil working on Student Mgt. When we got their initial copy we were surprised that it compiled without a single error! Wow, we thought. No breaking our heads on their code this time. And as all good things are, it was too good to last. Once we generated a dll file for their module and tested it via our project, the forms opened and nothing worked. There were no buttons to click anyway, and the menu items didn't work either. Only thing that did work was the Exit command from the File menu. So to check what went wrong we went through their code and... wait, what code?? There was no code. Just the forms. No code. They had probably reasoned it like this: you can't have errors in your code if there is no code!
I guess thats proper logic!
And they were not the only ones.
...Highly Censored Content!...
Yea rite! I can see that!!

Anyway, we never had to worry about that anymore. Because we had a few good modules from a few good groups which we used to demonstrate our project, TimeTable, Library and Student. Rest all of them: well I removed all code and compiled them.

After all: you can't have errors in your code if there is no code! :)

3/* Comments:

Blogger Hob Gadling rambled...

Heheheheheh! Now keep all that in mind, and remember that that sort of thing will happen when you are working fulltime too! There's no shortage of idiots and sooner or later one of them will be a coworker!

8:24 PM, December 23, 2005  
Anonymous humor_lover rambled...

Humor should be a tool, never a weapon. Laugh with others - not at them.

12:46 PM, January 17, 2006  
Blogger Thë Là¢ke¥ rambled...

Sure. Humor should not be mixed with intelligence.
Laugh with others.
Be a sport.

3:58 AM, January 18, 2006  

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