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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
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AspDotNetDev17-Apr-12 12:10
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I.explore.code17-Apr-12 21:55
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AspDotNetDev18-Apr-12 4:29
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Mohibur Rashid17-Apr-12 15:48
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I.explore.code17-Apr-12 21:57
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Mohibur Rashid18-Apr-12 20:55
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Wes Aday17-Apr-12 16:05
professionalWes Aday17-Apr-12 16:05 
gladiatron wrote:
must have similar stories to tell



Oooohhhhhhh yeah.... I know exactly what you are talking about.

Our "partner" was once tasked with building a very simple dialog based application consisting of a listbox and a couple of radio buttons. The app simply had to list files in a directory and write to a text file. They tried to tell us back here that it would take them a full month to write this application. A week just to do the UI! After 4 days of telling them that they are wrong, I wrote the entire thing in 2 days.
Why is common sense not common?
Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level where they are an expert.
Sometimes it takes a lot of work to be lazy
Please stand in front of my pistol, smile and wait for the flash - JSOP 2012

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Brad Stiles18-Apr-12 1:31
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