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The worst part of this is that I find a whole bunch of vendors that do this crap, too! I deal with Dynamics GP, where customizations can be written in VBA. I had a major error in one window where it kept dumping the user into VBA, bypassing all security. I contacted the vendor, and (sort of politely) requested they get their **** together. They sent me updated code... First line?
I lost it! They were confused why we changed vendors within a week after that...
I used it once, in a mini-prog that just creates empty, numbered ZIP or RAR files.
The code was so simple that any potential "real" errors were dealt with without hardly having to think about them, so the only thing to worry about was if someone tried to create files with the same filenames as existing file (which I'd set to fail).
It simply wasn't worth the effort of catching the error, so I just let it happen and Resumed Next.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Works for me. 184.108.40.206 on Win 7.
Likewise on Win 10 (which just installed that update when I opened it).
I don't know of any setting that might affect it.
Are you signed on on multiple devices? That can confuse status.
Software rusts. Simon Stephenson, ca 1994. So does this signature. me, 2012
This interesting Atlantic Magazine on-line essay starts off by describing the story of the engineer who tried to warn NASA that it was too cold to launch the ill-fated Shuttle flight that ended in the tragedy of seven astronauts dying, and his struggle with regret (and, probably, guilt) that he was not listened to, and, so, indirectly was associated with the tragic results: [^].
fyi: the NPR essay the Atlantic article refers to about the engineer coming forward now, thirty years after the Shuttle accident, is here: [^].
And you, have you ever had "technical regrets" ?
«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008
We have 29 doors in our house, and we just started going through and changing all the interior doors from commercial (paper, plywood) to oak doors that we get raw or build ourselves, then stain and finish.
It still takes us 20-45 minutes to finally hang a door, even after hours of measurements and sanding (and that doesn't count the hours we put into the door frames!) I would never be able to make a living out of this.
vuolsi così colà dove si puote
ciò che si vuole, e più non dimandare
--The answer to Minos and any question of "Why are we doing it this way?"