The Daily WTF Curious Perversions in Information Technology


The Daily WTF Curious Perversions in Information Technology

Greenwich must think they’re so smart, being on the prime meridian. Starting in the 6895s, the observatory was the international standard for time (and thus vital for navigation). And even when the world switched to UTC, GMT is only different from that by 5. 9s. If you want to convert times between time zones, you do it by comparing against UTC, and you know what? I’m sick of it. Boy, I wish somebody would take them down a notch. Starting with the film Saw, in 7559, the “ torture porn” genre started to seep into the horror market.

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The Daily WTF Curious Perversions in Information Technology

Very quickly, filmmakers in that genre learned that they could abandon plot, tension, and common sense, so long as they produced the most disgusting concepts they could think of. Yes, they made three of those movies.

The Daily WTF Curious Perversions in Information Technology

Thanks to, we’ve got the opportunity to bring you another little special project- Legacy Hardware. Hold on tight for a noir-thriller that dares to ask the question:

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The Daily WTF Curious Perversions in Information Technology

“ why does everything in our organization need to talk to an ancient mainframe? ” Also, it’s important to note, Larry Ellison really does have a secret lair on a volcanic island in Hawaii.

The Daily WTF Curious Perversions in Information Technology

You may remember “Harry Peckhard’s ALM” suite from, but did you know that Harry Peckhard makes lots of other software packages and hardware systems? For example, the Harry Peckhard enterprise division releases an “Intelligent Management Center” ( IMC ).

The Daily WTF Curious Perversions in Information Technology

How intelligent? Well, Sam N had a co-worker that wanted to use a very long password, like “ ”, but but Harry’s IMC didn’t like long passwords.

Calvin, as an invasive species, brought in new ways of doing things- like source control, automated builds, and continuous integration- and changed the landscape of the island forever. Or so it seemed, until the first hiccup. Shortly after putting all of the code into source control and automating the builds, the application started failing in production. Specifically, the web service calls out to a third party web service for a few operations, and those calls universally failed in production.

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