Today Red Hat announced the Fedora
Project which is a pretty big deal in my opinion. We have a
lot of work cut out for us to enable external contributors,
it’ll take some time. But we are excited about it.
Tonight a web site opened a dialog to tell me I had typed my phone
number as “NNN NNN NNNN” instead of “NNNNNNNNNN”. I didn’t even use
parentheses or hyphens. Somewhere a developer coded a whole dialog
instead of writing a single line of code to just remove the
whitespace. Hopefully this person is embarassed. I’m embarassed to
be a software developer when I see stuff like that.
After I fixed the whitespace, it opened another dialog saying I had to
fix a date to be “MMDDYYYY” instead of “MM/DD/YYYY”.
(This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2003-09.html#22)