all you JS coders, take note
| 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.
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!
| 7:43 am on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)|
| 2:27 pm on May 25, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Download and install Windows Live Mail, then you won't have to worry about the bad programming on the Hotmail site, unless your on a Linux box like me, then it's just the old waiting game.
| 1:44 am on May 26, 2009 (gmt 0)|
please test things before they're pushed to the production servers
More importantly, test the production servers again after the deployment. :)
| 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.
| 6:50 pm on May 26, 2009 (gmt 0)|
S'funny. Orange webmail (in at least the UK) has had b0rked CSS for the last day or more...
Is it the silly season again?
| 8:04 pm on May 26, 2009 (gmt 0)|
well, most of our city's roads are ripped apart for construction projects; my commute time has doubled. Maybe it's construction time on the Interweb too?