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"Murphy was an optimist!"

And Mariner 1 nosed dived into the ground… September 26, 2008 4:02 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Programming, Technology
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Yup. I’m that guy. The one responsible for the missing hyphen. I’ve been debugging my code. I have a relatively simple action in front of me that is misbehaving. Turns out, I was missing a closing parenthesis. Like Mariner 1, it was a simple mistake with a catastrophic impact…well, nothing blew up on me. I’m just behind schedule for what I wanted to accomplish today.

I’ve always cited the period instead of a comma as causing a space probe to miss its mark but apparently the typo never caused any dreadful results.

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