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Journal FortKnox's Journal: Bug Fix [Updated!] 10

I'm a little behind in my current project, which isn't cost prohibitive, but schedule prohibitive (like... this needs to come into compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley by July 31st, no exceptions!). Of course, a bug from something I fixed months ago pops up. Worked ALL DAY LONG on it.

Just fixed it.

I changed 1 character.

I literally cost this place a ton of money for my time.... to change 1 character.

I'm just glad today isn't monday.

Update: Many asked what the bug was:
There was a date array. I referenced date[1] when I should have referenced date[0]. So I changed a 1 to a 0.
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  • One of those bastard quotes? Or a =? The equals will nail you every time... :)
  • Yeah, I had one of those bug fixes Wed. I changed a '' and saved us about $30,000 (on paper). :-)
  • There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired. Several years later the company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their multi-million dollar machines.

    They had tried everything and everyone else to get the machine to work but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past.

    The engi
    • The check made payable to the engineer had "PAyed under protest" written on it, and he was the ntaken to court in a long and drawn out battle. All of his $50,000 was spent in a whirlwind of legal bills. The day before he died, the court found in favor of the Big company.
  • what character was it? maybe it's the same problem =9
    • Re:so ... (Score:2, Funny)

      by Sloppy ( 14984 ) *
      Yeah, I wish he'd tell us which character it is. Then we could go remove that character from all our programs too. It's like FK wants us to go through the same frustration that he did. Sheesh.
  • Had us crazy all day Friday.
    'Fixed' it by putting a n=Math.random() string at the end of the URL.
    Fucking Internet Explorer.
  • You always gotta screw up some little mundane detail, like putting a period in the wrong place!

    Heh. I do the same shit from time to time. I blame working ahead of my fingers in my mind.

Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists stand on each other's toes. -- Richard Hamming