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Man some people are a complete waste of biomass - A monkey with a keyboard
phuul
phuul
Man some people are a complete waste of biomass
I was going to title this post "Oh my fucking god, if I have to deal with another fucking, brain dead, mouth breathing moron today I just might go buy a gun then stake out the post office tomorrow. Ya know just to give postal workers a better name." but of course that was too long so waste of biomass is what you get.

I just read this post from Violent Acres. Strangely, although it talks about some chewed carrot for brains asking about adopting a pet (and please if there is a God he better not get one) it pretty much described my day.

Them:
So how do I go about putting the encrypted number on this form?

Me:
Well for all of the forms like that they usually use memory variables or cursors. Check out the function that creates it and do something similar to the way other information is populated in the form. (Translation: we stick shit in places that other things can find them.)

1 hour later

Them:
I can't seem to get the new information to show up.

Me:
Did you figure out how the other information was showing up on the form?

Them:
Yeah, yeah, but I did the same thing and it doesn't work.

Me:
Ok let me take a look. Uh, ok I see the problem. You didn't add anything new to the cursor where all the other data is coming from. You created a new variable that is local to this procedure. (Translation, you put information into a container that was going to be immediately lost, you might as well have stuffed it down the toilet.)

Twenty minutes of explanation and excruciatingly explicit examples later...

Me:
So you see if you just added a new field to this cursor that all the other information is coming from then you can reference it on the form.

Them:
Oh yeah, yeah I see now.

45.32 minutes later

Them:
For some reason this other thing I need to put in isn't being displayed in the form.

Me: ...

Me: ...

Me: Did you add a new field to the cursor?

Them: No I didn't want to change how it was currently working I tried to do it this way.

Me: ...

Current Mood: frustrated frustrated

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dorcus From: dorcus Date: February 2nd, 2008 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow how I DO NOT miss working in Tech Support.
phuul From: phuul Date: February 2nd, 2008 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Well if it was tech support I could deal. But it was a developer I work with. So you can imagine how bad it really is.
dorcus From: dorcus Date: February 2nd, 2008 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I... wow. That is just too much awesome for me to handle. And when I say too much awesome, I actually mean too much dumb.

I think you're owed a beer. STAT.
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