Tag Archives: wtf

Twitter Updates Now Turned Off

Right, so maybe you liked them, maybe you didn’t. Maybe having a publicly-searchable archive of my tweets was a good idea, maybe it wasn’t.

Either way, the “Twitter Weekly Updates for week BLAH” posts have now been turned off. Frankly they were just annoying walls of text that (probably) no-one actually read, and they just cluttered up my search results when trying to look for stuff I’d actually blogged.

Not to mention the timer which apparently had a mind of it’s own – Sunday 3am is NOT Sunday at 10pm, and there was even that post which was posted on a Wednesday… Argh, what?! The time difference never seemed to be consistent, so I got angry and removed it altogether.

Maybe you’ll notice they’re gone, maybe you won’t. Either way, it’s gone, and I don’t plan to add it back anytime soon. If I feel like it I’ll also be removing the previous archives manually with WordPress’ bulk actions.

Much love for WordPress’ built-in bulk edit actions.

Measuring Code Quality by WTFs/minute


via WTFs/m.

Just pulled an all-nighter pumping out some serious C code that, in theory, looked deceptively easy – but, in practice, was incredibly difficult to get my head around.

As a reward, here’s an oldie but a goodie – measuring code quality by WTFs/minute.

I’m sure whoever marks the code I just wrote will be WTF-ing very hard.

Ubisoft’s new DRM will end your game if you’re disconnected from the internet.

Ubisoft wasn’t kidding when it said that its new digital rights management technique mandates “an active Internet connection to play the game, for all game modes.”

Advance copies of the first two games to embrace the new solution–Assassin’s Creed II PC and The Settlers 7 PC–recently arrived at PC Gamer, leading to the discovery that the games automatically shut down if temporarily disconnected from the Internet.

via Ubisoft’s New PC DRM Really Requires Net Access, Ends Game If Disconnected – Shacknews – PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360 and Wii video game news, previews and downloads.

Man allegedly pretends to be U.S. Marshall, kidnaps woman and has her deported to the Philippines

According to local Hemet, CA police, Gregory R. Denny arrived at the doorstep of a local woman, “arrested” her, and drove her to a local border patrol station asking them to take her into custody.

He apparently did all of this while dressed as a U.S. Marshall wearing a law enforcement uniform, badge and a handgun.

When the border patrol post could not verify the existence of a warrant for the woman, he drove her to the San Diego airport, made her buy her own ticket to the Philippines, then bypassed security to be sure she got on the plane telling the security checkpoint staff that he was deporting her.

via Man allegedly pretends to be U.S. Marshall, kidnaps woman and has her deported to the Philippines | Gadling.com.

A WTF counter? I’ll take two.

wtf button

As in any office, my co-workers and I experience several WTF-Situations during our working day. So we decided to implement a simple system to count the WTF’s and use them as a metric for our working climate 🙂

we use an “emergency stop”-Button which is connected to an arduino. This arduino sends the string “WTF” on the serial line a little python scrip writes them to a file, another processing app count’s the lines in the file and offers the result via http, which is read by a processing app for visualisation …

via Arduino based Office-WTF-Counter.