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"Turns out my nephew is really good with computers, so we're going to give him the job" (thedailywtf.com)
36 points by edw519 on July 23, 2008 | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

I have no patience for this sort of thing.

Just yesterday a client's son called me out of the blue to ask me to forward my client's website to his mac.com account, because he was taking over the website.

I called up the client, who confirmed the transfer.

So, I called back the client's son and gave him the FTP username and password, to which he said, "What's FTP? I've only ever used iWeb..."

Out of curiosity, I asked for the URL for the new design. It's in a sub-directory of a mac.com member account, and the online store page comes up blank. The contact form has been replaced with a mailto link with the client's personal email address.

I wish them both the best of luck. In the unlikely event that they ask me to clean up the mess later, I will refuse, and they'll end up paying a lot more to someone else (I don't charge enough).

That's what happens to people who prefer prestidigitation to honest thaumaturgy.

I have discovered that if you slightly misspell prestidigitation while Googling its definition, Google doesn't suggest the correct spelling. :-)

Reading this article is like eating candy. It tastes good, but you get no nutrition out of it.

The dailyWTF stories without code samples always seem phony.

what... the ones with VB code samples seem more legit? WTF isn't worth time

Why not? The writing is pretty good and I always get a chuckle out of them. It's worth my ten minutes a day.

+1 for a ban on stories from tdwtf.

Something like this happened at a company I used to work for. Morale there is quite low, now... after the 3rd round of layoffs.

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