The news are full of messages that Microsoft’s Windows Home Server corrupts files
Then I learned today that MS outlook marks a low disk alert message as junk/spam:
Low Disk Space Alert on XXXX
Alert on XXXX at 12/xx/2007 12:01:33 AM
The following disk is low on free disk space. Low levels of free disk space can cause performance problems and prevent users from saving files on the disk.
Drive Letter: F:
Free Disk Space: 256.000000. MB
% Free Disk Space: 0.268364.%
You can disable this alert or change its threshold by using the Change Alert Notifications task in the Server Management Monitoring and Reporting taskpad.
The admin I know cursed worst than a sailor or a coachman. But maybe that was MS intention all along—to have folks curse and thus increase their work morale and output: those bad words can be very helpful at the workplace
Two separate incidents, but both proof one thing: Testing always was and apparently always will be the forgotten stepchild of programming.
Can you share a story of an obviously untested program?
While that might be bothersome in some cases—once there are lives involved it is getting really messy.
How would you enforce more and better testing?
Maybe having the programmers / testers pay damages out of their own pocket?
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