Tag: Amusements

We use the rather excellent mailTrap for testing code that sends emails. Whilst this site is very well done, I didn’t realise quite how clever the developers were until I noticed this…

Just saw this comment on Stack Overflow, and thought it too good not to repost…

A programmer’s wife sends him to the supermarket. She tells him, “Buy a loaf of bread, and if you see some eggs, grab a dozen.”

The programmer later returns with a dozen loaves of bread under his arm

Having blogged recently about some great error messages, I came across another one! Microsoft much employ people to craft these, they just couldn’t be there by accident. I reckon they are put there to amuse developers, and distract them from the fact that the software is misbehaving!

Anyway, I was using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard, and it threw up the following error message:

Error 0xc004706b: Data Flow Task 3: “Destination 14 – EntityHistory” failed validation and returned validation status “VS_ISBROKEN”

I just love that last bit!

And I’ve seen a few! I was just trying to back up an SQL database, and got this truly wonderful error message… Not much you can say to that is there?

Bored of the usual methods of inflicting torture upon myself, I thought I would upgrade SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2014 (stop laughing at the back!), because, erm, well it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Read more to hear the whole sorry story