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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
GeneralRe: Why care about descriptive names? Pin
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GeneralHad a Boss Pin
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GeneralExecutable that requires elevation Pin
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GeneralRe: Executable that requires elevation Pin
Richard Deeming16-Oct-13 1:45
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The list of file names you can't pin to the taskbar or start menu is worse than the installer detection heuristics:
http://www.west-wind.com/weblog/posts/2009/Oct/08/Application-that-wont-Pin-to-Taskbar-in-Windows-7[^]

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GeneralWhats wrong with this code??? Pin
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GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pin
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GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pin
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GeneralRe: Whats wrong with this code??? Pin
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