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2000-06-13 14:26:54+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

I just wanted to comment that it gives me a total woody when applications that are editing databases that would be better represented as simple text files corrupt those databases and then complain about false values in the database and start to crash regularly. I also squeal with delight when programs give me error messages like "Internal error #2013" with few further clues, and when these programs have a "Debug" menu option that doesn't seem to do anything different than the "Test" menu option, and of course don't have anything relating to "Debug" in the help system. And it's right up there with getting my toes sucked to have to regularly reboot the operating system that this whole thing is running under. Really.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:04+00 by: baylink

Been working with Windows again, have you Dan?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:05+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh boogers, is it that obvious? What I don't get is that I've got an amazingly heterogeneous environment in my Un*x machines, lots of different software authors throwing lots of different code around and, sure, I've got to restart Netscape every couple o' days 'cause of memory leaks, but other than that these computers run without hassles for months at a time. Usually I end up having to unplug them to move them before I get any fatal crashes. On the other hand, on the Windows box IE only starts successfully 50% of the time, the "OS" crashes routinely... Sigh, guess you've heard it all before.