I have no problem with Microsoft innovating. I have a huge problem with them single handedly being responsible for so much pain because of trident. Lets settle n a single engine and innovate around that. (And while you're at it ditch gecko. )
The one built in to the core library is WebKit, and the Trident and Gecko ones are external addins, and won't be installed by default (if I can ever get VS/WiX/etc. to cooperate with me and actually build.)
They also will likely not be implemented until after version 1.0.
The WebKit (Awesomium) version I am using is the latest beta/RC, so it is kinda buggy at times.
Some of the error 'messages' I encountered:
* 'Internal Epic Fail Error' <--- likely my favorite.
* 'The Daily WTF needs THIS code.
X| X| X|
* 404 Brain Not Found.
* [Nasty Words Removed] code!
We're upgrading and reconfiguring our load balancers as a final step in the changes we made over the break. During this time there could be some small outages, but it should all be done by lunchtime, US Eastern
Or, more to the point, how stupid do they think I am? I received the following from Intuit via email today:
Direct Deposit Service Informer
We cancelled your payroll on Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:18:32 -0430.
• Finances would be gone away from below account # ending in 1370 on Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:18:32 -0430
• amount to be seceded: 6137 USD
• Paychecks would be procrastinated to your personnel accounts on: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:18:32 -0430
• Log In to Review Operation
Funds are typically left before working banking hours so please make sure you have enough Finances accessible by 12 a.m. on the date Cash are to be seceded.
Intuit must reject your payroll by 4 p.m. Central time, two banking days before your paycheck date or your state would not be paid on time.
QuickBooks does not process payrolls on weekends or federal banking holidays. A list of federal banking holidays can be viewed at the Federal Reserve website.
Thank you for your business.
Intuit Payroll Services
Now, seriously, if you were going to run a scam in a foreign country, wouldn't you invest a little to hire a translator who is fluent in the target language? I think the Google translator could do a better job than this, even if the original was in Elbonian. This isn't a phishing attempt, by the way. All the links go to a site that sounds (from the domain name) like a dodgy Internet sales site, so the sender is just dredging for traffic, most likely. Still, it's annoying, and rather pathetic.
I see this sort of email at least a few times a week, most of it far worse than this one. How often do you get them?
In the past I'd get them a couple times a week. Improvements to Yahoo Mail's spam filter have reduced them to a rare occurrence. My favorite is the one where a "barrister" contacts me because some rich guy in Outer Fruitopia has died and they wish to place 500 gazillion dollars in my checking account for safe keeping. All I need to do is give them my account number and of course they let me keep some cash for my troubles.
Wow! You must have made millions from that opportunity. Can you lend me about 500k? Send me your ABA routing number and account number, and I can have my attorney set up a payment schedule at a really nice interest rate. Trust me...