Sunday, August 31, 2008

We Burned the Poop

This story is happened to many programmers, think about it carefully :

Erik was in his robe, brushing his teeth and getting ready for bed when the doorbell rang. As he walked downstairs to see who it was, he was thinking that it was odd to have a late-night guest, especially on such a rainy night.

Standing at the door was his boss, holding a large cardboard box. Both he and the box were soaked, his eyes sad and his lip quivering. He stood there, motionless for several seconds, before opening his mouth to say, "Take some CDs. Take all the CDs you want."

Erik didn't know how to respond -- he'd never seen his boss outside of work, and had never really thought of his boss as a fellow human. Seeing him looking this sad and vulnerable was weird.

"Do you want to come in from the rain," Erik began, "or ..."

Without uttering a word, Erik's boss set the box down on the porch, turned, and started slowly waddling back to his car through the pouring rain.

It was late and Erik was very tired, but the curiosity was killing him. Taking the box inside, he took one of the dozens of CDs and put it in his computer. And moments later, he discovered why his boss was on the verge of tears.

I Won't Forget
This was the mid-'90s, and the Web hadn't really taken off. Pre-installed CD-ROM drives were becoming the norm, and scores of small shops sprung up to create CD-based multimedia presentations. Erik worked as a VB developer on a small team that cranked out these CDs at an alarming rate.

They were producing these CDs so fast that there wasn't really any time for luxuries -- like testing -- that most teams take for granted. Instead, they'd FedEx a CD to their client and have them send back an Excel spreadsheet of bugs and changes. At the time, it was impractical to send a 10MB file over the Internet, let alone a 650MB one.

Another casualty of the process: there wasn't any time to set up source control. Instead, the latest files would be kept by the lead developer in the most secure location possible -- on his workstation in a folder on his desktop. Check-outs consisted of saying, "Hey, Gary, can I have the latest version of Project X?" Check-ins worked the same way, "Hey, Gary, here's the latest version of Project X." Sometimes Gary would remember to back the files up on a CD-R, but that didn't happen often.

During the hectic shuffle of coding blitzes and cramming CDs into cardboard sleeves, several of the more ambitious developers worked out some reusable tools to get things done faster. Erik's friend, Pat, had developed some multimedia navigation controls that made it easy to produce clickable buttons that would whisk the user off to different screens, play movies and sounds, or display information.

The Big M
Erik's company had scored a project for a multinational software company called "The Big M" around the office. Almost all of the development staff was on the project, and the company would frequently name drop "The Big M" to shore up their credibility.

The Big M called the office frequently with an ever-tightening series of micro deadlines. The project lead would get chewed out by The Big M, and the team would get chewed out by the project lead. The stress kept mounting, morale kept declining, the death marches kept getting longer and no one was happy.

Except Pat, that is. He wasn't rattled by other people's expectations and kept a sunny disposition through all the crap. He had a strange sense of perspective and an immature sense of humor. Pat invited Erik to his desk to show him some new additions to his control library -- all of which were pretty slick. Erik was looking forward to using the new features.

When one button was clicked, an alert box appeared, eloquently notifying Erik to "poop."

"Uh, why does this button say 'poop' when I click it?"

"Oh, heh, that's just testing code," Pat said with a smile. "Don't worry, I won't forget to pull it out later."

Erik, sitting in his bathrobe and still holding his toothbrush flashed back to his conversation with Pat when the CD alerted him to "poop." The "poop" control had made it -- past the bugs and changes spreadsheet -- into the final CD run. The several-thousand CD run that had cost Erik's company tens of thousands of dollars.

Later that night, Erik's company had to pay for another massive (and massively expensive) run. For such a tiny company, it was a severe financial wound.

Pat's disposition was markedly less sunny the following day, and everyone had learned a valuable lesson -- don't put offensive words in your code, no matter how certain you are that you'll remember to take them out later.

That was the last time his company ever burned the poop.

Source : the daily wtf

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Pretending to happiness is more painful than bearing misery.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Invasion

Invasion (Body Snachers) , a microorganism from space come to earth by a shuttle and spread all over, people who catch the decease will not change until they fall to sleep, in sleep gradually their skin change to something disgusting (temporary) and after waking up they will be same in face & body & memories but their emotions & thoughts will be lost they will become aliens .

Nicole kidman & Daniel Craig are the movie heroes and fight with people changed to aliens and trying to change them into, yeah it's zombie like movie where infected victims spreading decease by hunting other uninfected people but these zombies are not moaning with bloody teared apart clothes trying to bite and eat others, they are highly civilized race with no selfish thoughts they are part of a big mind, a big family they even don't bite but they use ... oh my god... they vomit on face of victims because decease is not spread through just blood but any body liquids, for example by kissing.
there are some people that are imenue to decease which aliens are trying to kill them because they are a danger to community (one of them is kidman's son). except killing these people the aliens didn't do any thing bad, when Bush and other world leaders get infected there were all peace around the world no war no murder no crime no humanish mistakes, all were part of community if i could choose i would select the alien world (actually we should call it machine world).
I don't remember seeing kidman doing action stunts like crazy driving, gun shoting even killing people. a 6.1 of 10 is a kinda suitable score for this movie have fun!.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Delete Arp Table in Windows

You may know what's the ARP, ARP(Address Resolution Protocol) is a protocol about converting network-layer protocol addresses (like IP) to mac address the results are cached for a short period of time in Arp Cache.
today I have a problem with it, and I should refresh the cache before it's normal time, a few search and this is the solution :
  1. netsh
  2. interface
  3. ip
  4. delete arpcache
to delete arp cache (arp table) type this commands one after one in windows command prompt
note : you need administrator privileges to do this
Related : how to change mac address

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Zombie Walk 2008 ( San Francisco )

Sometimes for having good times you can gather some friends and go to Zombie Walk. for more photos see here & this image comes from here.

in some zombie walks if anyone wants to be a zombie he/she will stand in the way of zombie mob with old or tearable cloths and recognizable signal, zombies will pretend biting him/her by surrounding the new victim , concealing him or her from witnesses' view, they tear clothes and quickly apply greenish makeup and fake blood, to create a new zombie, who then shambles along with the ever-expanding pack to find new victims.

Ok, Let Me Say It Again

Source : Design You Trust

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Announcing the Extend Firefox 3 Contest Winners

Three days ago FireFox announced the winners of best FireFox extensions contest here is the list :

Best New Add-on
  • Pencil : GUI prototyping and diagramming that everyone can use
  • Tagmarks : One click bookmark tagging
  • HandyTag : Automatic bookmark tagging
Runners up
  • Webchunks : Firefox implementation of the Internet Explorer Webslices feature, plus more!
  • Badges on Favicons : Add informational badges to the tab favicons
  • Devo : A command launcher for Firefox
  • Close ‘N Forget : close the current tab and forget about the visit
  • Callout : Makes the notification services of the Operating System available for web pages and Greasemonkey scripts
  • Reasy : An RSVP reader

Best Updated Add-on

Best Music Add-on
  • : Direct access to the extensive music library on

Source : &

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda is about a lazy clumsy fat kind-Heart panda named Po, who lives with his goose father an uninteresting life running a restaurant dreaming himself as a kung fu master that with the company of legendary five helping people, but someday oogway the master of jade palace announced that he is going to choose the Dragon Warrior to protect the valley of peace from a snow leopard named Tai lung a very dangerous kung fu master who held prisoner in dungeon with 1000 guards and only one prisoner.

Tai lung somehow manage to escape and this is dragon warrior's responsibility to save the people from the evil. the question that how our fat panda can defeat someone who even can not defeated by master shifu and the legendary five has long answer you should watch it to know (if you still have not watched it).
as I know only real kung fu man in the movie was Jacki Chan as voice of monkey warrior I respect this man, other voices were Jack Black as Po, Dustin Hoffman as Shifu, Angelina Jolie as Tigress, Seth Rogen as Mantis, Lucy Liu as Viper, David Cross as Crane and ... I'm not familiar with others at least by name.

the most important thing about the movie is that it make me laugh, I hadn't laughed for good period of time, I like it very much wish you too.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Windows 7 Server to be 'minor release'

Microsoft said on Monday in the US that the server version of Windows 7 would not be a major release and will bear the name Windows Server 2008 R2. In the past, Microsoft has used R2 monikers to signify a product with a few new features, as opposed to major changes to a product. Microsoft declined to discuss what will be in Windows Server 2008 R2, but a spokesman confirmed that it is the server version of Windows 7. The release was due sometime in 2010, Microsoft said.

The server move calls into question just how different Windows 7 is going to be from Windows Vista on the desktop side. Steven Sinofsky, the head of development for the desktop version of Windows, has said that Windows 7 on the PC side would not make major changes to things like the kernel and driver model, but has maintained that it would be a major release of Windows.

Microsoft has said that the desktop version of Windows 7 would include a new multi touch interface, but has not talked about other features. The software maker confirmed its naming plans, following a report by blogger Mary Jo Foley. Initially Foley reported that Microsoft was skipping its minor R2 release and moving straight to its next major release. However, Microsoft clarified that it indeed saw Windows 7 on the server side as a minor release.

From : MSFN

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Creative Add - Smoke Kills

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Which is the right religion for you?

I find something about Islam in a quiz named "Which is the right religion for you"? in the quiz you will answer 50 questions and quiz will tell you which religion has more in common with your believes, here is mine :

You scored as Islam. Your beliefs are most similar to those of Islam. Do more research on Islam and possibly consider taking the shahadah and officially becoming a Muslim, if you aren't already. Despite the actions of some - who go against the teachings of Islam - Islam is a religion of peace; the word "islam" means "peace through submission to God." "Muslim" means "one who submits to God." Islam is the third of the three Abrahamic faiths, and it shares much with Judaism in Christianity; its differences are the acceptance of Muhammad as the last and final prophet, and the oneness of God - in other words, that Jesus, though he was a revered prophet, was not in fact God, and only one God exists. Apparently the Taliban could not read (though their name means "students"), because the Qur'an states that men and women are equal as believers, and that all believers should be educated and seek knowledge. Modesty in dress and behavior is required in Islam for both men and women to preserve the values of society and move the emphasis from superificial appearance to intelligence, knowledge, and God.












P.S : I don't know which is correct :" in common with your believes" or "in common with your beliefs"

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Images from Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince

Dementor.Ir announced that new images from harry potter and half-blood prince has been released to see them go here.

Saturday, August 09, 2008


If you laugh to your problems, always there would be something to laugh.

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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008

Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 on last Wednesday, you can find more info here and if you want to find more about SQL Server 2008 check here.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Black Sheep

Consider that you are going to write a screen play for a movie about dangerous animals that attack humans and maybe eat them, which animal you would be choose? for more spice add those animals a zombie theme, so which animal?
dogs? no zombie dogs were taken, birds? no, bees? ants? other insects? ... there were all used, lets think of some less harmful creatures, may be a Sheep!

Black Sheep is a horror movie with some funny theme, peaceful dumb sheeps were converted to blood thirty animals that would attack every one except other "sheeps". a boy that afraid of sheeps, a meat-is-murder girl, a farm boy and a gunslinger granny headed to clean the mess. every one that get attacked by a sheep will become a sheep (a sheep walking on two feet),... you knew the rest some horrified screaming people ruuning from sheeps and so on... . I do not regret of watching this movie it has new idea and a fairy tale ending (people get cured by our heros and became human again) . have fun with this were-sheep movie!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Humans VS Other Creatures

All living creatures decay after their death but
human beings before that.

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7 Tips to Develop the Habit of Daily Exercise

It's about one million year from when i decided to go to gym or at least starting some light running, and yes i have not started it yet. I found this tips that MAY help me but I don't think there was any hope or cure for my laziness. :D
  1. Understand the benefits
  2. Just get started
  3. Develop a set time
  4. Make it fun
  5. Use the time for personal growth
  6. Get a partner or support team
  7. Celebrate your success
Source & Detail at Dumb Little Man

Photos From Inside the iPhone Factory

Remove The Labels said:
My mother bought an iPhone this morning. Got it home, ripped off all the factory sealed packing, registered it and while changing the wallpaper, found three photos in the camera roll. Two are blurry, but this one is something else…

See full sized images : this, this and this

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