View Full Version : Fail Of The Day and fixes
01-27-2009, 10:24 AM
This might not mean a lot to some people, but I tried to run "import python" at a bash prompt.
I soon fixed it with "alias 'import'='/usr/bin/env'".
Any other good examples of things that didn't quite go as expected?
01-27-2009, 06:07 PM
I figured out that installing the (deadly) "Tor Button" wipes out all of your cookies. Thankfully, I read about that before installing it and avoided that as well as some major bugs that need to be addressed in the next update. That's probably one of the most malicious-by-accident programs I've seen in some time.
When I was testing an ubuntu firefox bug with and without nVidia drivers.
Wow, that was quite a ride. I uninstalled the nVidia driver, then used ctrl-alt-backspace to logout, then again to cancel gdm. It kept trying to restart gdm every 10 seconds and kept failing, but in those short intervals I managed to login terminal style. The I executed "startx" and realized I had forgotten to disable the compiz startup command in sessions. After about 3 X resets i managed to disable that. Then I got a warning about X server restrating too many times in the past five minutes. I managed to test the glitchy page before having X restarted 3 times again, accompanied by some message about multiple X servers. Between these I got the nVidia driver reinstalled, and restarted.
Back to normal!
01-27-2009, 10:08 PM
Oh, I had a good bit of fail on my behalf that I fixed today.
When making a change to a couple of the web service calls I work with, I deleted the line of code that sets the "All Ok" return variable to true. Fail. For ages, couldn't work out why the code was returning "null" for that parameter.
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