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And they have idiotic ideas of how to structure the data and present choices. A recruitment site project I was just removed from working on for insulting the boss had e.g. a dropdown for 'Experience Detail'. What possible options does one put in such a drop down, never mind asking for 'detail' in a dropdown field.
Why can't I be applicable like John? - Me, April 2011 ----- Beidh ceol, caint agus craic againn - Seán Bán Breathnach ----- Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo! ----- Just because a thing is new don’t mean that it’s better - Will Rogers, September 4, 1932
Thankfully this one didn't. I have seen some that require a field with a format, and leave you to guess the format (e.g. MM/DD/YYYY, YYYY-MM-DD, YYYY/MM:DD, etc, usually a completely random format that makes no sense, and one asked for a birth date down to the millisecond , and a SSN with 256 Characters . That company did not last very long.)
You have to appreciate that these are very busy people (the Internet is big, and they obviously need to see all of it), so they can't afford to spend too much time on doing things for the people who provide the money that pays their inflated salaries.
Remember that they're doing you a big favour by allowing you to give them them a large chunk of your earnings, and show them the appropriate respect.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
In other words, a complete, unmaintainable mess.
And from the .php file extension, it was server-side preprocessed. I DO NOT, I repeat, I DO NOT want to see the PHP source for that!!! And I think that whoever wrote that should not burn in hell, but it should burn in the center of the sun!
Well that sucks. I liked having an RSS reader as a web app thingy rather than a desktop app, but then again, I rarely even visit the reader. I guess I'm one of those people who are contributing to its decline.
Any good web-based replacements you can recommend?
Not sure yet - I guess I'm still hoping they change their mind, or maybe even (ick) add the functionality to G+. I'd even be willing to send them some money. I know they need it to fricking fund driverless cars and $1500 google bloody glasses.
I've heard some good about NewsBlur[^] (but don't really like the look of it, plus it's being hammered now) or The Old Reader[^] (looks like a very early beta).
Actually, I've never been impressed with Reader. The experience was terrible, the way it organized feeds was just confusing, and always required a huge effort to follow them all (instead of displaying everything in a quick glance like iGoogle does). I always loved iGoogle, but it is also going away. None of the alternatives looked appealing, though. Don't know what to do.