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Category: web

09/30/10 08:35 - 56.ºF - ID#52862

API LaborWorkX Etime Sucks

This company I work for recently bought API LaborWorkX etime - time tracking software in order to do time tracking and payroll. As a professional web programmer, I can say this is some of the worst web software I have ever seen.

First of all, the system only works in Internet Explorer and seems to have been designed that way. The UI is also beyond quirky and dated with heavy reliance on split frames.

This is their website
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This is what you get for your million (i'm guessing) dollars.
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Just check out those icons
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As I said before it does not work in any browser besides Internet Explorer. I wanted to investigate why and found that on every page it loads up this seriously ancient javascript browser detection library but never really needs it because it blocks non Explorer agents on the server side.

The interesting part is that the code reads like a historical compendium of what was the web between 1999-2001. The are references to mac 68k, windows 3.1, vax, vms, irix, etc.

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Here is the whole thing in a PDF ::READ PDF::

To make it worse, most of the code on that script is commented out. Then why freakin' load it on every page load! If that glaring mistake didn't catch any sort of code review, it makes me think the entire application is probably full of crap speghetti code, copy and pasted from all over the internet.

The whole system seems so rickety. Search for them I found some org has their system on the internet which is even scarier considering how sketchy the code might be if there is the likes of the script above lying around. You can see their browser detection script in action there

In the end this is why I never trust websites with big glossy pictures of people. For some reason business people seem to think they are the best image but to me they scream lipstick on a pig.
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Category: food

09/29/10 01:42 - 60.ºF - ID#52856 pmobl

Blue Fin Bistro on Elmwood

The food was tasty. I am a fan of the mixed Asian cuisine. I had fried rice and the nigiri lunch special. The menu was overwhelmingly similar to the one at Wasabi. Either they are related the menus are prefab for Asian restaurants, or they totally ripped them off.

The food was really yummy. I would totally go back.

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09/28/10 12:40 - 69.ºF - ID#52847

Ace of Diamonds

I love gems, so the opportunity to dig up came up I jumped on it. (e:terry) and I spent Sunday afternoon smashing up rocks with sledgehammers in the hopes of locating crystals.

It is hard freakin work. In the first half hour we found like 20 gems. After that it went downhill and we spent like 2 hours smashing rocks to no avail.

I left the one big crystal we found in the matrix to remember the hard work.

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And the video

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Category: haircuts

09/28/10 11:44 - 68.ºF - ID#52846 pmobl

New Haircut

I am not sure how many more possibilities there are.

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Location: Buffalo, NY
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Category: houses

09/26/10 05:36 - 60.ºF - ID#52840 pmobl

House For Matthew

Not even sure where I took this pic - I think it was in Herkimer - but I made (e:terry) pull over because I knew (e:matthew) would love this house both in style and color.

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Category: hiking

09/26/10 05:32 - 60.ºF - ID#52839

Mass Grave

While hiking we came upon a mass grave for picnick tables at Glimmerglass state park.

It looked like this from the top.
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And like this once you saw over the ridge.
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Category: food

09/26/10 05:28 - 60.ºF - ID#52838 pmobl

Camping Dinnet Saturday

Ever meal at camp was amazing. My favorite was rack of lamb cooked on a campfire with homemade mint sauce.

(e:hodown)'s boyfriend Max and I made coals from some pine we collected.The Lamb was cooked perfect. I think (e:hodown) and I ate one rack each.

I made the mint sauce with peppermint tea and sugar. We had salad, heirloom tomatoes, brocolini and garlic smashed potatoes as a side.

After dinner we sat around the fire for hours. I brought organic heavy creme and strawberries for the trip but no beaters. No one thought it was possible but I managed to whip it into whipcreme with two forks and a speghetti ladel. Although it had a faint Smokey flavor from beating it around the campfire, I think that made it even better.

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Category: camping

09/26/10 05:14 - 60.ºF - ID#52837 pmobl

Luxury Cabin Camping

For a completely different kind of camping experience than usual, we met (e:hodown) and her friends (Lisa and Max) in the middle of the state at Betty and Wilbur Davis state park. Unlike, our normal tent camping this cabin had it all - it came wirh dishes, utensils, sheets, hot water -even a refrigerator and dishawasher. Had I realized how it was ahead of time I would have invited (e:Mike). It would have finally been a camping experience he could handle :)

It was a great time.

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Category: driving

09/24/10 05:06 - 84.ºF - ID#52828 pmobl

Highway on the beautiful day

Outside on the cold cloudy days.

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Category: food

09/23/10 01:38 - 58.ºF - ID#52818 pmobl

The cost of water

Pop and water now costs $1.50. Doesn't that seem outrageously expensive?

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Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 09/23/10 01:38


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