The Dumb Programmer’s Award For The Day

A few weeks ago, WordPress added a feature which broke their editor. Someone at WordPress grabbed an old, buggy version of their code and implemented an interactive image scaling feature.

The problem is that the image scaling only works in editing mode, and doesn’t work in published posts. To make matters worse, they broke the ability to scale images manually.

Bottom line-  some clueless programmer at WordPress reintroduced old editing bugs, broke image scaling, broke WYSIWYG, and left it broken for weeks. Hopefully he/she will never get a job in the aviation industry.

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5 Responses to The Dumb Programmer’s Award For The Day

  1. NikFromNYC says:

    Geeks are all passive aggressive backstabbing saboteurs. Nerds are too expensive to hire by venture capital management, especially since being emo introverts, they avoid dot com companies due to the open office area obnoxiousness factor. The iPhone won’t play half of the videos I run into on design world blogs each day, so I copy/paste the URL into either the YouTube or Vimeo apps. Both of them, for a year now, fail to simply parse the URL and display the video. That’s ten minutes of regular expression Perl scripting or an hour of C++. Usually it’s the embed metadata in the URL that I must manually delete. Even when I switch to my desktop PC to power browse with dozens of background loading tabs, geek culture follows me, now placing nearly every series of art or product images in little fucking boxes with bizarre zoom controls and right-click disabling copyright pop up error messages. Why won’t an entire generation of script kiddie geeks just post the page images full size on the actual page? A good part of it is scornful envy.

  2. gator69 says:

    He/She has could have a bright future in climate modeling, no brains or meaningful code required.

  3. daveburton says:

    You beat me to it, gator69

  4. Sounds like he’s well qualified for a job at GHCN.

  5. Blade says:

    The Dumb Programmer’s Award For The Day Year

    They’ve sure have been screwing up things for a while now.

    Even though it doesn’t happen here ( but does over at WUWT ) I especially like the shrinking comment box that can be as small as three lines high. It has something to do with the amount of text paste into the box.

    I also love the way that visited links quickly return to un-visited all of a sudden ( happens here ).

    Or how about the fast expiring cookies so logging in is required every few days.

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