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September 30, 2002

The Beaufort scale of cruft

Verity Stob develops a Beaufort scale of cruft: "Cruft Force 3. Lived-in. Description: One time in seven when the user starts Word or other Office 2000 app, instead of running, it pretends it is installing itself for the first time and starts a setup program. Directory count in C:\ up to 17, and something has pooed a Paradox lock control file there, too."  When I sent this round the office, you could hear the muttering as people fired up Explorer and started counting... and yes, she was right about the Paradox files, too.

September 30, 2002 in Software | Permalink


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