If you're a programmer or otherwise involved in creating software, you should really be reading The Daily WTF. Where else will you see gems like this?

There's a good selection of seriously messed up development stories there too. The recently posted Very Slow Service is one of my favorites. It's a great little database optimization story with a very predictable and political outcome.

Posted by jzawodn at October 20, 2006 03:16 PM

Reader Comments
# grumpY! said:

yahoo has a local mirror of daily wtf - we call it vault.

on October 22, 2006 09:04 AM
# laura said:

(We would like for a support more effective than you) <-- HA!!

So many great catch phrases come out of those quirky interpretations. My friends and I picked up "polluting the circumstance" from a radio control warship set manual:

"Please do not throw the package optionally to avoid polluting the circumstance".

Or the more widely known "All your base are belong to us"...

on October 23, 2006 08:00 AM
# Amy said:

I also face that error !

on October 23, 2006 06:12 PM
# spo0nman said:

lol @ vault.corp :)

on October 23, 2006 09:10 PM
# Paul Stamatiou said:

"Sadly, since he was "just a Contractor," his improvement never saw the light of day."

What a shame.

on November 2, 2006 12:25 AM
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