Bug of the moment 2008-03-08
Update Roll-Up 3
We’re long overdue another random assortment, and I’ve been stockpiling various screenshots.
OzZyLoStHiSMiNd sent me the following two:
The latter is from the support CD for an ECS Elitegroup 865G-M motherboard for the Intel Pentium 4 processor and according to the guide book, it’s good for 98/2000/XP. Except that apparently it’s not. Though,
'S' is nothing more than an integer of value 83…
While saving the above image, I was reminded of Pidgin’s odd choice of default save directory. Not the Pidgin folder, or My Documents, or Desktop, but the GTK runtime binaries folder:
The following Apache configuration file was obviously automatically generated by a broken copy of Globat’s Control Console, during a period where they were toying with the idea of binary config:
I use Bare Bones BBEdit 7.1.4 as my primary text editor. It’s a spectacular product and I was quite caught by surprise when asking to Redo (I think) spontaneously corrupted my document:
I also learned the hard way that Bare Bones and the PHP Group disagree on heredoc termination: Bare Bones allow for trailing spaces after the semicolon, which PHP does not accept, and throws up a seemingly spurious unexpected $end parse error.
The Finder always has random new surprises for everyone, whether we’re in 9 or X. Here, dragging an item from Fetch to the hard drive keeps triggering the window’s icon – from its parent window – to draw at the bottom of the window:
The following Internet forum has a rather strange approach to formatting four-digit years:
Either that, or it’s not the year I thought it was …
Word 98 demonstrating a random bout of confusion:
Finally, the SparkPlug archive explorer tool for RISC OS doesn’t appear to find out if you accidentally delete an archive being browsed. Continuing to browse said deleted archive results in a delightful crash :)
Posted 8th March 2008 – Comments and questions?