Lyle Seaman

Counting to One

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Two of today's ticklers require a little explanation, while the others require little.

Kicking things off this week, an anonymous reporter wants to keep their password secure by not divulging their identity. It won't work, that's exactly the same as my Twitch password. "Twitch seems to be split between thinking whether my KeePass password is strong or not," they wrote. Explanation: The red translates to "This password is too easy to guess", while the green 'Stark' translates as "you've chosen a very good password indeed."


Money for Nothin'

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... and gigs for free.

"Apple is magical," rhapsodizes music-lover Daniel W.


Persnickety Sticklers Redux

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This week's installation of Error'd includes a few submissions which honestly don't seem all that WTFy. In particular, this first one from the unsurnamed Steve. I've included it solely so I can pedantically proclaim "24 is not between 1 and 24!" There is still a wtf here though. What is with this error message?

Insufficiently pedantic Steve humorlessly grumbles "Configuring data pruning on our Mirth Integration Engine. Mirth can do many things, just can't count up to 24."


;pam ;pam ;pam ;pam

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One of this week's entries is the type that drives me buggy. Guess which one.

Regular contributor Pascal splains this shopping saga: "Amazon now requires anti-virus software to have an EPA Registration number."


In Other Words

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We generally don't like to make fun of innocent misuses of a second language. Many of us struggle with their first. But sometimes we honestly can't tell which is first and which is zeroeth.

Whovian stombaker pontificates "Internationalization is hard. Sometimes, some translations are missing, some other times, there are strange concatenations due to language peculiarities. But here, we have everything wrong and no homogeneity in the issues."


Swordfish

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Despite literally predating paper, passcodes and secret handshakes continue to perplex programmers, actors, and artists alike.

For our first example, auteur Andy stages a spare play in three acts.
Nagg: Hello I'm not the account owner and shouldn't be logged in to this account. Can you help me?
Nell: Sure, here are the owner's credit card details. Please use those to say that you are the account owner.


Just Doer It

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Testing in production again, here's five fails for the fifth day of the week. Or the sixth. Or is it the fourth?

Anonymous Ignoronymous declares "Dude! Science tests were never popular!"


Hunger

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No real theme this week, just a handful of whoopses, culminating in a whoopsiedaisytopsyturvysuperduper huh?

Excited Python fan Adam B. sneaks in some low-key publicity for the 3.10 release, saying "The community is so excited about the upcoming 3.10 release, they ensured that everyone notices the announcement."


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