Tag Archives: WTF

Nightmare on Skype street, or Skype on old computer

Hi folks We often install Skype on our relatives’ computers and educate them how to call us and respond to our calls. One of my 80 years old relative had Skype configured and it suddenly stopped to work a while … Continue reading

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WTF! MicrosoftAjax.js vs ‘use strict’ vs Firefox vs IE

Hi folks I fixed a very weird bug today. Initially the bug was raised that some actions causes JavaScript error in Firefox: This was not happening in IE or Chrome. I started to debug and found that the problem is … Continue reading

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svn for git-addicted or git-svn gotchas and WTFs – Part 2

Part 1 Hi folks. Let’s continue our git-svn adventures. In the previous blogpost we’ve managed to fetch the whole svn repo. Let’s discuss some pitfalls. Local branches this will create a local branch and keeps track of svn version of … Continue reading

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svn for git-addicted or git-svn gotchas and WTFs

Hi folks I’d like to talk about svn, git-svn, SubGit and SmartGit. I joined a new company and they are using svn. It is a choice of client, so we cannot change it easily. I am a Tech Lead so … Continue reading

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PowerShell Start-Job WTF

Hi folks Another WTF… Let’s consider the following scenario: Script1.ps1 Script2.ps1 Script3.ps1 Now we want to modify Script1.ps1 to run Script2.ps1 asynchronously Let’s modify line #13 If we run Script1.ps1 it fails with Stack trace is not helpful at all. … Continue reading

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PowerShell Start-Process WTF

Hi folks Another WTF… Let’s try And it returned nothing. As I described in the previous blogpost, this means that some exception occurred returns That is a known PowerShell bug: Start-Process: http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/details/585549/start-process-passthru-return-value and http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/details/520554/start-process-does-not-return-exitcode-property And here is the workaround returns … Continue reading

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PowerShell .NET property access swallows exceptions

Hi folks Recently I discovered some WTF which I would like to discuss. then check returns nothing returns True Let’s check the type of ExitCode property returns So we see a return type is System.Int32 which is not nullable. So … Continue reading

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