In addition to the tripping hazard, this one features a roaring fire waiting at the bottom, as well as a heavy piece of metal suspended directly overhead. I’m not saying there will definitely be an accident, but if there is, you will definitely post it on Vine.
When I returned to IBM Poughkeepsie after Christmas Vacation, I was startled to see this as I pulled into the parking lot. I’m not sure if they are meant to scare away the geese, the deer, or the unsuspecting programmer. Regardless, they are kind of creepy.
Q: Wait – is it $39.95/year or $40/year? A: Officially it’s $39.95 because some MBA student showed us a spreadsheet explaining how there are people out there who if they see “$40” will say, “No way – that’s much too expensive!” But if they see $39.95 they’ll round down to $30 and think “Man, that’s barely more than a Starbucks coffee, what a great deal!” and then type their credit card into the system. We think he’s crazy but his Dad put some money into the company so we’re humoring him.
Actually looks like a cool service, and something I’ve pondered writing myself for years. Might need to sign up.
There is a standard Rookie mistake in website development when storing people’s information. A phone number, looks like a number, so people think they can use an integer to store it. The problem is that integers, as implemented on most modern computer systems and environments, have a maximum value of 2147483647. The results of this:
Somewhere in Dallas, some poor bastard is wondering why his phone rings off the hook with calls for the Nevada Division of Mental Health & Developmental Services, the Jackson County Florida Chamber of Commerce, a yacht club in New York…..
It’s even funnier because I’ve got a friend that ran into the same issue when working on a project as an undergraduate, it happens more often than you think.