From: Richard Clamp Date: 10:37 on 01 Apr 2007 Subject: Some hate may have settled in transit Somehow the verdamnit subscription database got truncated while doing a server move. I've kludged some stuff together by reconstructing the subscriber list from known haters (those of you that have posted in the past) this may result in extra-special bonus hate for some of you if you'd unsubscribed or changed addresses or whatever. So join us now in a rousing hate of the hates-software software, and of poor backup regimes.
From: David Mackintosh Date: 13:20 on 01 Apr 2007 Subject: Re: Some hate may have settled in transit --wRRV7LY7NUeQGEoC Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable On Sun, Apr 01, 2007 at 10:37:43AM +0100, Richard Clamp wrote: =20 > So join us now in a rousing hate of the hates-software software, and > of poor backup regimes. Would this be an appropriate segue into hating the hates-software web software, which doesn't build links correctly for people with a dot in the user portion of their email address (ie me)? =2E..which I don't actually hate, just dislike, so I guess it isn't really appropriate. --=20 /\oo/\ / /()\ \ David Mackintosh |=20 firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.xdroop.com --wRRV7LY7NUeQGEoC Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.6 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFGD6OrcwUBd0wDJQQRAghTAJ0bs3c+TYBJMgSnbOlmBDWvglyuMgCfVpNx hbgU1kSaBhTi7iNNXj6U1OQ= =51Em -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --wRRV7LY7NUeQGEoC--
From: A. Pagaltzis Date: 19:23 on 01 Apr 2007 Subject: Re: Some hate may have settled in transit * David Mackintosh <David.Mackintosh@xxxxxx.xxx> [2007-04-01 14:25]: > Would this be an appropriate segue into hating the > hates-software web software, which doesn't build links > correctly for people with a dot in the user portion of their > email address (ie me)? It does a lot of things wrong, the most striking being that software that deals with mail is incapable of one of the most basic aspects of mail: handling quoted-printable text. Of course, it has absolutely no concept of anything beyond ASCII. Its thread rendering also makes it IMPOSSIBLE to link to replies in a thread; only initial posts get URIs. That makes it impossible to read or refer to anything in one of those three-week flamefests the list has seen. Which is maybe just as well. In short, the hates-software web archive is the worst mailing list web archive I've ever had to deal with. I tries to feel more webbish than others, but only succeeds in the pointy-haired boss sense of webbish. Regards,
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