User Interface (UI) quirk

Trying to update my Skype Account using their Web Interface… Changed my primary Email address from my Gmail one to my “” Email address and received this Gem upon typing in my password and clicking “Enter”…


The line of thought that popped in my head “Of course, it’s invalid Email address because it isn’t a blooming Email address!!”

After much time spent prodding around, turns out it doesn’t like domain email addresses ending in “.zone”, But who would have known from the above dialog?

User Interface (UI) quirk

Too close to reality

The Original piece appeared to come from here

1. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free.

2. Product is tested. 20 bugs are found.

3. Programmer fixes 10 of the bugs and explains to the testing department that the other 10 aren’t really bugs.

4. Testing department finds that five of the fixes didn’t work and discovers 15 new bugs.

5. Repeat three times steps 3 and 4.

6. Due to marketing pressure and an extremely premature product announcement based on overly-optimistic programming schedule, the product is released.

7. Users find 137 new bugs.

8. Original programmer, having cashed his royalty check, is nowhere to be found.

9. Newly-assembled programming team fixes almost all of the 137 bugs, but introduce 456 new ones.

10. Original programmer sends underpaid testing department a postcard from Fiji. Entire testing department quits.

11. Company is bought in a hostile takeover by competitor using profits from their latest release, which had 783 bugs.

12. New CEO is brought in by board of directors. He hires a programmer to redo program from scratch.

13. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free.

Too close to reality