Programming Fails you've had

chrisrog

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We've all had those moments. We're going as fast as we can or just miss something and the whole program/site just does something we're not wanting or expecting it to do.


lol my choice of background colors never seems to end well being one example.
 

essellar

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Would sending the head of IT 20,000 emails/minute count? It happens when you get the test condition of a while() wrong...
 

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1. DDos'd a server with a scraping engine and badly configured cron job, was supposed to be every 1 hour but I'd set it for 1 minute intervals.
2. Caused 000Webhost to limit the size of incoming form POST data while building a workaround for the lack of remote MySQL connections.
3. Got a ticking off from Yahoo for abusing their Pipes service. Rumors the entire V2 rewrite was a result of my actions are scurrilous lies
 

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Improper variable naming. You'd be surprised what kinds of memory leaks you can get when you aren't actually erasing items from a list, thus causing them to be stored infinitely (spoiler: left a game I was working on to run overnight. Woke up to it using 3gb out of my available 4. Not good.)
 

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My first website was a programming fail.
Had a friend give me a book about Javascript, but didn't even mention HTML. I wanted to get started but didn't know how to use Javascript without the HTML the book was mentioning. Got Dreamweaver and started making a web page without knowing any code at all, and didn't know what FTP was, so as a test I used the host's file manager to upload some of the files for a test. I didn't upload all the files, just some to see if it was working. Unfortunately one of the files I didn't upload was the CSS, so the website appeared all blue and wacky looking because of the lack of styling. At that time I didn't understand that the files on my hard drive are different from those uploaded to the site, so I thought I had just ruined the site I had worked on for so long. The site itself had tonnes of images and videos that took up many GB of space, but I only had 100 MB of space on my host, so I couldn't upload much of the content I wanted to share. Now I look back at how bad I was at making sites...
 
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