Msg#: 3918909 posted 6:08 am on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)
Tonight, Hotmail is inaccessible. The page loads, my messages are there, they are bold and that shows that I haven't read them.
But alas, clicking does nothing... I can't read my mail because of a
Firebug shows me that it's a silly syntax error. I see the problem. Hey Microsoft! Let me at the source code for about 5 minutes! I'll fix it! And you wouldn't have to pay me - I'd do it just so I can read my mail!
Msg#: 3918909 posted 3:27 pm on May 26, 2009 (gmt 0)
I use hotmail extensively for personal correspondence... I've noticed quite a few strange outages and intermittent UI bugs in the past couple of weeks. I think the folks down at Windows Live must be tinkering with their UI.
I don't want to sound like a hypocrite. I've unfortunately let a few bugs creep into production at times, despite all efforts at diligent QA. The real litmus of a good deployment process is whether those final-stage bugs are found+fixed before anyone notices. In the case of Hotmail, they get so much traffic there's no chance a major bug will go unnoticed.