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January 5, 2004 11:28 PM   Subscribe

We hates software.
posted by arto (18 comments total) eats four months of my email.

posted by weston at 11:39 PM on January 5, 2004

A mailing list pretending to be a blog.

And it's all about software not doing what people expect.

How ironic.
posted by Lionfire at 11:48 PM on January 5, 2004

People are whining about software?

Get Tom Brokaw, stat.
posted by angry modem at 5:14 AM on January 6, 2004

Is it ironic that now in addition to all of us legacy Mac addicts whining about, say, the minutae of spring-loaded Finder windows changing in point revs, we can add an increasing army of Unixists whining about the minutae of text editing key bindings in the underlying BSD layer of Mac OS X...?

And so it goes...
posted by JollyWanker at 6:06 AM on January 6, 2004

Any of these issues are easily fixed by applying the XKred27 technique. Duh!
posted by Witty at 7:19 AM on January 6, 2004

This is intolerable.

I wonder how many times a day the author bleats out that little piece of shit sentence.
posted by jon_kill at 7:19 AM on January 6, 2004

I'm going to try that out today:

"No more donuts with chocolate sprinkles?! This is intolerable!"
posted by SPrintF at 7:27 AM on January 6, 2004

I'd suggest the alternate, "(spluttering)This is entirely unacceptable!"
posted by adamgreenfield at 8:14 AM on January 6, 2004

there's no bitch like a programmer bitch.
posted by badstone at 9:37 AM on January 6, 2004

I think this site is great. Software is evil and programmers are agents of darkness, and it's about time someone started documenting the fact.
posted by Mars Saxman at 9:45 AM on January 6, 2004

Gyat dam it! If only I could post there, I'd put:
Reason: Great program, fucking illegible interface.
posted by DenOfSizer at 9:49 AM on January 6, 2004

I wish I could post there. I have a million of those stories. This is most likely because I'm part of a herd of mindless sheep and use Windows XP as my primary OS.

Say you uninstall Creative's sound driver in Windows XP, or simply never install it in the first place. No problem, right? Just go to the site, download the driver, install it, sound card works, correct?

Fuck no.

The automated installer apparently has a line of code embedded somewhere within its bloated morass of filth, and will churn out an error message every time you attempt to install, noting that your sound card driver is missing, so therefore, you cannot install the sound card driver.


Solution? I google for "3rd party creative sound driver" and lo and behold, I find a website for the kX project. So I download the drivers, and install - and now my sound card works. Cool, right? EXCEPT THOSE DRIVERS DON'T SUPPORT EAX. I have a fucking motherboard with motherboard sound already, I don't need this shit. However - Now, since there is in fact a driver, Creative's drivers install perfectly. Wonderful. Is that the most utterly FUCKING BRAINDEAD thing you've ever read?

A bunch of fucking hobbyists made an installer that can install a driver when there is no one present. What the FUCK is your problem creative? Seriously.

/problem is real, language parodies site
posted by Veritron at 10:33 AM on January 6, 2004

Software is shit, but you try writing it.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 12:19 PM on January 6, 2004

That's right, inpHilltr8r.

Hey, everybody, stop acting like programmers aren't thinking of other things while grinding away code for months. What's next, "We hates cashiers?" "We hates McDonalds employees?"

Oh wait, I've seen those sites, written by people who expect high quality service for twenty cents an hour when they can't even be bothered to cook for themselves.
posted by jon_kill at 1:26 PM on January 6, 2004

I'd suggest the alternate, "(spluttering)This is entirely unacceptable!"

I'd suggest the alternate, "(spluttering) Inconceivable!" only to hear ...

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
posted by chuq at 2:22 PM on January 6, 2004

inpHilltr8r & jon_kill: most of the people posting on hates-software are programmers themselves. This means software stupidity winds them up even more crazily.
posted by deaddodo at 4:11 PM on January 6, 2004

I found the site amusing.
Regarding programmer hating - heck, I'm a programmer and even I hate programmers.
Actually, I think most programmers do - as the old joke goes 'Physicists stand on the shoulder of giants, programmers stand on each others toes.
posted by spazzm at 4:24 PM on January 6, 2004

Wish I could get this one in:

I needed to upgrade my DSL modem to enable port forwarding, so the fine folks at Frontier emailed me a copy of the V.2 firmware. What they didn't mention, not on the site, on the phone or in the email was that you had to be disconnected from the the DSL line before installing.

Not knowing this, I do the clicky-click and it immediately hoses my modem drivers and interface. Not a problem, says I -- I'll just reinstall. So I uninstalled via Windows add/remove programs and tried to reinstall. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

I get it escalated and I finally get someone who knows what he's talking about who explains that it's a known issue, " cannot uninstall the modem ever after upgrading the firmware or it destroys it entirely."

These people are distributing software that when normal maintenence procedures are used turns perfectly good hardware into charcol briquets. Sure hope they get these things cheap because they're going to be replacing a lot of them (coolest technician delivers me new modem in less than 24 hours and leaves me not only two extra Ethernet cables but an extra modem; he says for, "The next time you get ambitious").
posted by cedar at 4:45 PM on January 6, 2004

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