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Daily WTF

2005-07-30 21:04:05.875818+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

The Daily WTF: Tales from the technology trenches, mostly actual code found by programmers maintaining real systems. Might be a good source for interview questions.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-07-30 22:38:34.950143+00 by: Dave Goodman

That's hysterical. I've seen so many situations like that myself.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-07-31 03:13:23.772786+00 by: markd

Good interview question would be: "Have you heard of the Daily WTF?" If they say "yeah! I got some code on there!", you know to not hire them. If they say "yeah! I posted some code there, man was it bad!" then you probably have a pretty good candidate.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-07-31 12:13:05.487624+00 by: meuon [edit history]

I was just so relieved I was not listed there. :) - Although I enjoyed his WTF examples.. the discussions/replied were just plain bad. And I'm really learning how much I should take a 'C' course, just to understand some things.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-08-01 12:29:37.280262+00 by: markd

yeah, some of the discussors are pretty clueless, especially when the discussion strays from VB and MS SQL. Every now and then there's someone who can come up with a plausible explanation of the day's Horror, but for the most part I skip the discussions and just relish not having to deal with the day's WTF for my job.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-08-07 03:57:00.871385+00 by: meuon

My recent version/variant of a common FormMail.ASP probably qualifies, I'm just not good enough at .ASP/VBscript to know what idiodic things I did. Although unlike most of these, I made this one send out a MIME encoded email with both a nicely formatted HTML/Table of the output as well as a plain ASCII text version in the same e-mail. Although fake-able, it also checks the referrer, although I highly reccomend forcing/hard coding the recipients address.