October 24th, 2005


(no subject)

Note to humanity: standard behavior and desired behavior are two entirely different things. Computers crashes are standard behavior. Doors that will lock behind you when you forgot to pick up your keys are standard behavior. Old cars that have trouble starting at low temperatures are standard behavior.

None of these are desired behavior, and one of these has since been fixed.

Don't ever say "That's not a bug! That's standard behavior!" and end your explanation there. You'll look like a moron.

(Note: This is different from "That's not a bug! That's standard user interface semantics, and the alternative would confuse people." In that case, you've got a reason.)