Wednesday, March 16, 2005

In the beginning (from 3/4/05)

There are few things in this world that anger me more than the database system that I'm forced to use daily. If you've read that first sentence and are still reading this, I admire your tenacity. POMS and TMM, our purchase order generator and book title information database, respectively, have to be the worst designed programs ever in the history of the universe--yes, and that includes Windows 95. Among their myriad crimes are painfully slow load times, incredibly confusing layouts, and hidden data fields. I'm not sure what's worse, the fact that these programs were made, or that the company I work for actually bought them. We could have instead created a customizable web-based system that we could then modify to fit our needs. Of course rather than do that, we bought a clunky program that's impossible to navigate efficiently and is incredibly expensive to customize. Whoever decided that this program suite was best for the company should be taken out back, shot, drawn and quartered, and then their limbs should be used by the rest of the company's employees to whack their brainless heads around like hockey pucks.

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