war stories

A 4-post collection
4 months ago

Epic fail - Swift protocols

programming   opinion   Swift   war stories  

It all started with what seemed like a simple thing, and indeed... would be if I was using Java. I had a view controller which manage a number of other view controllers. A very common scenario in any…

2 years ago

Things that make you go hmmmm ... #3

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Having worked on main frames for a while I decided to move onto PCs. At that time we were just getting them instead of dumb terminals to talk to the main frame and things like Visual Basic were all th…

2 years ago

Things that make you go hmmmm ... #2

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IT's some years later than #1 and I'm working at another mainframe site. It's another large government site and I'm working with Adabase/Natural on a large system used to administer a piece of governm…

2 years ago

Things that make you go hmmmm ... #1

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After almost 30 years in IT, I've built up a good stock of stories. So it occurred to me to write some of them down. Remember - the names have been changed to protect the innocent, the guilty on the o…