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Bug of the moment 2007-04-17

While leaving a comment on the blog of the esteemed Daisy Christodoulou, I decided to once again verify the syntax page for Warwick University’s blog system (since, after all, we can’t have standardised syntax now can we?) That was when I noticed something a little odd about the address to the syntax page, of:


Aside from the fact that it inexplicably stopped working (you end up somewhere else), is it just me or does it look like the trail of a person who got lost? It would go something like this:

Gimli, I think we took a wrong turning at services mate, let’s go back and try another passage…

If I were following the daft Internet memes that go around, it would be more like:

  1. services
  2. its
  3. elab
  4. ???
  5. Profit!

Goodness only knows why a blog at blogs.warwick.ac.uk doesn’t have a syntax page at blogs.warwick.ac.uk/help/syntax, but the intersection of logic and computing is pretty close to the empty set at times. And I really need to stop thinking “Derek Werek” …

While I am at it … what happened here?

I decided that I wanted to make a correction to the subject line (probably the capitalisation) but – and I forget – either left arrow or backspace stopped working. Not that it matters which, as sometimes I suddenly can’t type anything in the Subject field at all any more.

I tried to tab out of the field and then back into it to get it to wake up, and then I ended up with (so it would have me believe) two focused controls at once.

Words cannot do justice …

Posted 17th April 2007 – Comments and questions?