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attempts to make them even more 'interesting', like in the linked article
Jeeze, that is really Awful!
Avoiding mention that the "dialog" is actually a "window", or the fact that people don't just blindly dismiss message boxes, I don't think I could name one person who would be happy to be "treated" to such an "improvement".
Has he taken on a major role in ms development, since then? I wouldn't be the least bit surprised.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I have found even better ideas, like having to answer three multiple choice questions about the message correctly to get the message box closed.
Message boxes are ok, but only if they have something really important to bring to the user's attention. Everything else is just annoying and should be shot down like the Klingon battlecruiser, right when it decloaks and before it can raise its shields. The simplest way to avoid the entire problem is to earn the user's trust that any interruption will be important.
"I don't know, extraterrestrial?"
"You mean like from space?"
"No, from Canada."
If software development were a circus, we would all be the clowns.
No, they stopped going after too many udder disasters.
«When I consider my brief span of life, swallowed up in an eternity before and after, the little space I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant, and which know me not, I am frightened, and am astonished at being here rather than there; for there is no reason why here rather than there, now rather than then.» Blaise Pascal
And may I remind all those who persist in using middle-endian date formats that the only countries that use this format are American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, United States and their Minor Outlying Islands and the United States Virgin Islands.
Dang, I took a wrong turn somewhere on the way to work.
Chris Maunder wrote:
the only countries that use this format are American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, United States and their Minor Outlying Islands and the United States Virgin Islands.
Thank you Mr. Wikipedia.
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
There are only 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.