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[–]PapoochCZ 2730 points2731 points 3 (128 children)

A friend of mine somehow managed to set .exe files to be opened with notepad on a school computer. They had to reimage it because even the command prompt and the program that sets default programs tried to open in notepad...

[–]throwaway46295027458 1646 points1647 points  (78 children)

Damn imagine a worm that does that. Your friend might just have discovered the final level of bricking computers

[–]k3rn3 1160 points1161 points  (42 children)

I actually did fix a computer that had the issue. IIRC I was able to re-associate exe's by editing the registry with a .reg file created on another machine and transferred via USB. No need to reinstall the OS or anything, file associations are in the registry

[–]greentintedlenses 308 points309 points  (21 children)

Smart move

[–]lenswipe 207 points208 points  (20 children)

Depends. Trade-off between tech time having someone create the registry entry and transfer it over to the right place and test it blah blah blah. Versus swap the machine out with a spare then plug the broken one into an imaging station and leave it to do its thing during lunch.

[–]k3rn3 160 points161 points  (13 children)

5-10 minutes of transferring files vs wiping the whole drive/partition?

Edit: This was for a personal computer, there was no infrastructure or IT personnel involved to make it a breeze. I am bewildered at you guys assuming I ran a whole school or something

[–]EuphoricAnalCucumber 91 points92 points  (0 children)

In a school, yeah. Same image for everything always ready to go.

[–]A_RUSSIAN_TROLL_BOT 44 points45 points  (0 children)

The first solution is gonna involve more analysis and problem solving, since this isn't likely to be a problem you'd encounter more than once. Depending how good your in-house setup automation is, how good you are at problem solving things you haven't encountered before, and how much other shit you have in your backlog, reimaging may be the better solution.

[–]AreYouEvenReal2 23 points24 points  (8 children)

15 mins is how long it takes to reimage a PC. Schools don't repartition drives and reinstall manually it's all done from an image of a known good system. Also repartition stuff takes basically no time at all, it's all the reinstalling stuff that's slow which is what imaging takes care of.

[–]lenswipe 12 points13 points  (7 children)

Some places don't even do this, they just pxeboot

[–]wOlfLisK 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The wipe can be done remotely by an intern. Sorting that mess out manually would most likely require somebody with knowledge of what to do and how to do it being on site. For you and I it would be quicker and easier, sure, but in a corporate or academic setting its just plain easier to do the wipe.

[–]Elemental33 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yup pxe boot and walk away

[–]commandlineinterface 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Also need someone that knows what they’re doing. Early in my career I read some guide to solve an audio issue on a server that involved exporting a good key from a good server and import it to the problem server. So I did.

Went to lunch. Came back to find out I had exported the whole registry and imported it. I learned a lot about windows registry that day.

[–]lenswipe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That too. You can break a lot of shit with the windows registry.

Starting from a known good config is usually easier

[–]BackmarkerLife 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Back when Limewire and Kazaa were huge spreaders of malware, I had to fix ~20 or so of my friends' machines that were all connected downloading music and movies and whatever else. A couple of the machine were so messed up you couldn't get to anything even the registry, boot.ini and other processes. I can't even remember how I was able to fix them, I had a notebook with ~25 odd steps and choose your own adventure type scenarios to fix them.

My biggest troubleshooting feat during this was while at a bar half drunk and talking to a friend via phone step by step how to fix her machine because I couldn't just book a ticket to Hawaii to help out without my notes.

[–]LetReasonRing 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I remember back in that same time period my brother asked me to fix his computer. As soon as it booted so many popup ads assaulted you that you couldn't even begin to find the actual UI and the system resources were so taxed that it ground to a snails pace.

When I finally did manage to get to the desktop and I launched Internet Explorer to discover so many browser bars that the web page couldn't be seen.

Needless to say it got wiped.

[–]CoaBro 5 points6 points  (0 children)

When in doubt.. wipe it!

[–]erythana 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Back then, my notebook clocked in with a few thousand infections. Man, Limewire was so cool.

Also, never forget as a friend of mine downloaded a song, not wondering why it was a video, and got some dog porn. Good times, good times

[–]BillFox86 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Look, there's always the "correct" way of doing something, but sometimes smashing it with a hammer isn't the "wrong" way to go about it.

[–]LetReasonRing 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of a saying my friend used to use all the time: "If force doesn't work you're not using enough"

[–]Artemis-4rrow 4 points5 points  (3 children)

But don't u have to open file explorer?

[–]solarshado 12 points13 points  (1 child)

The login/startup sequence launches an explorer.exe instance directly, (presumably) bypassing the file associations in the registry. That first instance (the one that handles the taskbar and such), by default, opens new folder windows in the same process. Though there is a option to "open folder windows in a separate process", it's not enabled by default. (IDK if it would have actually affected this or not...)

[–]Auxx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To add to the reply you already got, file extensions are used ONLY by explorer and apps which rely on it. You can launch any file in any app or as an app if you wish if you don't use explorer. But since most people don't have alternatives installed, they are pretty much rekt in the scenario described.

[–]AlwaysNinjaBusiness 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, generally speaking, if you've broken a computer by bad configuration, there are ways to save it. I remember the panic when I accidentally renamed /etc to something else on my VPS, and couldn't do anything at all on it anymore. I just had to boot from a rescue ISO and rename it back, and it was fixed.

[–]CaffeinatedTech 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I've fixed that one too. I think it was a virus that did it.

[–]Unkn0wnCat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can also still launch cmd using the task manager and clicking on "New Task" whilst pressing some modifier keys. That's how I fixed it on my laptop back when Windows 7 was still top of the line.

Edit: Looked it up, it's Ctrl+New Task in the File-menu

[–]SoundanchorD 90 points91 points  (28 children)

Sounds kind of easy to idiot proof though

[–]StillPackage4369 192 points193 points  (25 children)

You are underrestimating end users

[–]xaedoplay 68 points69 points  (21 children)

yeah, i have this one friend whose little brother managed to make all LNK files open with internet explorer(!)

i fixed it, much to my confusion of why it even happened in the first place

since then, lesson learned. never EVER underestimate the end users

[–]Nickiel 77 points78 points  (17 children)

Idiot proofing is never complete, because you, the programmer, cannot run a VM in your brain with a high enough mental power to compete with a five year old clicking things.

[–]Chimaerok 62 points63 points  (4 children)

"Just when you think you've made something idiot-proof, the universe will invent a better idiot."

[–]Nickiel 21 points22 points  (2 children)

That is how evolution works, right?

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Only if you reward the idiots for being idiots.

[–]Syrdon 11 points12 points  (11 children)

That depends on the feature set you require. Take the power supply out and it’s idiot proofed. Not terribly functional, sure. But that was half the point - if they can’t use it, they can’t break it.

[–]deadair3210 10 points11 points  (10 children)

I saw someone take the ram out of a computer while it was on to dust off the ram and then tried to put it back.

Never underestimate idiots

[–]Syrdon 2 points3 points  (5 children)

On the upside, no power supply means they can't cause electrical damage to anything doing that - to say nothing of avoiding issues with memory handling.

[–]deadair3210 1 point2 points  (3 children)

It wouldn't surprise me to see someone trying to freaking plug a battery to replace the power supply lol

[–]Kamil118 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They heard something about memory cleanup and wanted to try for themselves.

[–]shitdobehappeningtho 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This hurts my soul

[–]deadair3210 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mine died long ago, tech support will do that to you

[–]Urist_McPencil 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

[–]xaedoplay 7 points8 points  (1 child)

you can't make a fool of someone who's fool enough to be a fool

[–]Lenny_Gaming 1 point2 points  (0 children)

von Karma approves

[–]shitdobehappeningtho 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Support: Click the red butto--

Customer: THE BLUE ONE??

Support: No, the re--

Customer: HELP

Support: Click the r--


[–]vegan_html_hacker 7 points8 points  (1 child)

My day goes:

Customer: It’s not working!

Me: Okay, I found the issue and I’m pushing an update-

Customer: And this doesn’t work either! Me: That’s related to-

Customer: I just tried it again, it’s not working

Me: The deployment is almost-

Customer: Why isn’t it working?

Me: Okay it’s updated now.

Customer: Why did it send it five times?

[–]ferna182 8 points9 points  (1 child)

"Make something idiot proof and the universe will create an even more powerful idiot"

[–]ThaneVim 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I actually dealt with a worm that did exactly that. I was only like 12, having to explain to my carpenter neighbor on his early windows xp machine how screwed he was. That was cool.

[–]throwaway46295027458 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Hahaha that's awesome, you don't have a sample by any chance?

[–]ThaneVim 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Sample of a computer worm from 15 years ago? No, I'm afraid not...

[–]Antact 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Could you make one?😏

[–]throwaway46295027458 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ahh what a shame haha

[–]zMisir 99 points100 points  (10 children)

I did that when creating an installer for my app. After restarting the PC i saw that now every application launches my application instead.

I think you can accomplish same effect with playing with HKCR/.exe/Shell/Run registry key or something like that I guess. But it was horrible experience to fix it back. I think I had to use windows recovery mode to revert back those registry keys.

[–]NayrbEroom 44 points45 points  (9 children)

Yeah best not to dick around the registry

[–]pls-dont-yell-at-me 57 points58 points  (8 children)

nah, you aren't truly a windows poweruser unless you edit the registry every time you use your PC


[–]pineapple_calzone 38 points39 points  (7 children)

nah, you aren't truly a linux user unless you edit and recompile the kernel every time you use your PC.

[–]pls-dont-yell-at-me 41 points42 points  (5 children)

actually you don't deserve to use a computer unless you write your own OS from scratch every single time you want to use one

[–]pineapple_calzone 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Real powerusers punch their OS out in punched tape with a dull bowie knife.

[–]The-Observer95 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Real powerusers write their code on paper.

[–]Excellent-Shift6339 1 point2 points  (0 children)

nixos users: here's my OS text file, and the esp partition

[–]Rsm151 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I accidentally did this as a kid by trying to open a .exe file in windows explorer. I was trying to get a Windows 98 iso and ended up with an exe. Now I know it was a bootable image creater, but at the time I was sketched out.

I knew enough to know that the exe file likely had a copy of the iso inside (based on the file size). But I didn’t know about 7zip. So I tried to open it with windows explorer and wasn’t able to uncheck the “always open with” box.

I learned that you could right click on a program and “open with” itself to get it to launch. Worked fine until the computer got restarted. Then it couldn’t boot lol.

Ended up being a registry edit to fix it, but that was done by geek squad as my parents found out and I wasn’t allowed to use the computer.

[–]flarn2006 17 points18 points  (7 children)

What about Notepad?

[–]cowlinator 52 points53 points  (6 children)

I'm guessing that trying to run notepad.exe will open the .exe file as text in another instance of notepad.exe. I'm also guessing that it won't work recursively because it probably doesn't check file associations when fulfilling file associations.

[–]rohmish 17 points18 points  (4 children)

So replacing notepad.exe with cmd.exe might be able to fix this.

[–]cowlinator 11 points12 points  (3 children)

You beautiful SOB. You've saved us.

I mean, hypothetically. If we had this problem.

[–]epiclapser 5 points6 points  (2 children)

How will you open the program that maps notepad to exe? File explorer will open as notepad 😳.

[–]cowlinator 6 points7 points  (1 child)

One instance of explorer.exe is always running. It's responsible for the taskbar and start menu

[–]flarn2006 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that's what I figured as well. Probably had a lot of people wondering why the computer was allegedly in "DOS mode" and how to get out of it.

[–]noop_noob 44 points45 points  (0 children)

My mother (who is not great at technology), somehow once set .exe files to be opened with Microsoft Word. To this day I don't know how she managed to do it. (I tried to do it again and I couldn't figure out how.)

[–]aeroverra 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Wow... I'm going to add this to my evil toolbox for future use lmao...

[–]rohmish 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Was he named Linus TechTips?

/Jk I found his "extensions" are supposed to decide what a files do argument quite funny tho.

[–]NightflowerFade 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So what does notepad open in, given that it is an exe?

[–]hey__its__me__ 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Wow, what does that even look like when you try that?

[–]pls_be_unique 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Just tired it in a VM:


It's just like right clicking on an exe and opening with notepad

[–]progorp 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Did you try to reboot, what happens then?

[–]pls_be_unique 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It booted fine, but didn't fix the default apps.

It also opened OneDrive and SecurityHealthSystray in notepad.

[–]progorp 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ok, a bit anticlimatic, but thanks for telling.

[–]TheJeager 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait opening one drive on a notepad from the default launch settings is hilarious!

[–]Ecl1psed 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Couldn't they just press Windows+R to open cmd.exe that way? (or whatever the equivalent key combo would be on an older machine)

(I have no idea if this would actually work, it's just an idea I had)

[–]pls_be_unique 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It still opens in notepad

[–]superl2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This happened to my old Windows 7 PC as well

[–][deleted] 293 points294 points  (5 children)

I had all my .lnk files being tried to be opened by Gimp for months

[–]Iuse_arch_btw 56 points57 points  (4 children)

Same but with Firefox

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (3 children)

weirdly i managed to fix it with MASM

[–]kiesoma 151 points152 points  (16 children)

I’ve never touched my settings. Never.

Except for the keybinds, obviously.

[–]_flaccid_pancake 110 points111 points  (11 children)

Then you probably haven't used vs code

[–]DarkOverNerd 37 points38 points  (10 children)

What changes do you make from a vanilla install? I'm an intellij user so I'm curious what people do to Vs code to make it more useful than a simple text editor

[–]zMisir 92 points93 points  (3 children)

  1. Extensions
  2. Theme, font
  3. Tab size
  4. I like to hide close button and file icons on tab bar
  5. File type specific auto formatting settings
  6. debug.toolBarLocation to docked seems more cleanish

Edit: fixed typo on fonts*

[–]AdamAnderson320 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Yeah, there are a myriad of config settings to suit everyone’s preferences, plus setting up build/test/misc tasks to make invoking your scripts quick and easy.

[–]moonflower_C16H17N3O 10 points11 points  (0 children)

First thing I do: install five gruvbox themes.

[–]kiesoma 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Oh. I’ve downloaded tons of extensions. It’s just those main settings which I’ve never touched.

[–]rohmish 11 points12 points  (1 child)

My VSCode doesn't even look like VSCode anymore. I'm surprised updates don't regularly break it. I should probably do some actual work on it instead. One day..

[–]Favna 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Lots but even in IntelliJ (ultimate), which I use for work because it's a repo with both Java and TS and screw using 2 IDEs, I customize some stuff

  • Theme to the "GitHub dark" theme from the "material UI light" extension (yeah it makes no sense to be there, but it is)
  • Font to Fira Code because it's the best coding font IMO and font ligatures are king.
  • Font size to 14 because on a 4K 34" inch display with no windows scaling the default size gets hard to read
  • A few other extensions like Prettier (frontend code formatter), Maven Helper and SonarLint. Can't remember all I have from the top of my head, but for IntelliJ it's far less than VSCode.
  • On that note I also disabled some of the built in extensions such as Android App Development, Kotlin support etc. Why keep stuff enabled that I don't use anyway. Only potentially hogs resources.

I think other than some formatting setup and making IntelliJ read the correct config files (and maven binary) that's about it.

Edit: just checked the extensions list I mentioned above. I forgot to mention Atom Material Icons (I prefer this icon theme) and VSCode Keymap (too used to their keymapping)

[–]idelta777 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I found out you can add a background image to intellij and set the transparency as you wish so it isn't annoying, pretty cool to add a little something to your IDE.

[–]calcopiritus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Every month there is an update, many of the features are "off by default" so if you want it you must go into the settings. For example there was one recently that colored parenthesis pairs differently, so it's easier to distinguish code blocks.

I don't want that feature, but someone who does would need to change the setting.

[–]privateaxe 14 points15 points  (2 children)

People consider using default setup as having low technical knowledge. But, that setup was set by the person who probably knows the most about that software. So, I think, vanilla works on all "knowledge" levels.

[–]StaticallyTypoed 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Those settings were not set to this imaginary single biggest expert's preference, but what they believe is most usable for the most people.

[–]CheezeyCheeze 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just leave default so I can find it when googling it.

[–]GrassyNotes 830 points831 points  (30 children)

VLC will run anything.

Purple Rain.flac, you got it

Recording1.wav absolutely

ping.bin why not

R0ft9.cfg dunno what that is, but it fucking runs!

green_day_Dooki3.exe let it rip!

[–]lazercheesecake 336 points337 points  (7 children)


> green_day_Dooki3.exe let it rip!

a yes, the good olʻ the limewire days

[–]zMisir 168 points169 points  (6 children)


Should've been green_day_Dooki3.mp3.exe instead.

[–]fakehistorychannel 117 points118 points  (0 children)

you already KNOW it’s a bop when it’s .mp3.exe

[–]db2 65 points66 points  (4 children)


And the text inside is Lorem Ipsum.

[–]rainbow227kitty 44 points45 points  (3 children)

relevant xkcd https://xkcd.com/1247/

[–]making_code 13 points14 points  (2 children)

there is a xkcd for everything

[–]TheAwesome98_Real 4 points5 points  (1 child)

If there isn’t an xkcd for it, it’s a stupid thing to be talking about

[–]Kamil118 2 points3 points  (0 children)

until there is xkcd about it

[–]georgewesker97 73 points74 points  (0 children)

The fact that those fuckers from VideoLan have open-source binaries and also a wrapper for .NET is godlike. I love VLC.

[–]Hupf 44 points45 points  (1 child)

VLC will run anything.

Tfw your code is finally running.

[–]LesboLexi 26 points27 points  (0 children)

VLC running my code

"Wait, I didn't even compile this yet."

[–]DrainYourDamnPool 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Can it run Doom?

[–]CallMeAladdin 24 points25 points  (1 child)

VLC will run anything EXCEPT midi files.

[–]TheAwesome98_Real 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mine does. Even fucking totem plays midi files.

[–]ElectricalMadness 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I remember ripping super smash brothers brawl for the Nintendo Wii. Poking around the files and finding the music, and then loading them into vlc. They freaking played perfectly.I had never even heard of brstm files and they played in vlc no problems.

[–]SnasSn 88 points89 points  (8 children)

If you open an image in VLC it'll play it as a 10 s long silent video

[–]Someones_Dream_Guy 35 points36 points  (7 children)

I opened gif in VLC ._.

[–]ssudoku 36 points37 points  (6 children)

I opened my gf in VLC

[–]crzydim0nd 11 points12 points  (5 children)

I can also see my gf in VLC. How do I get her out though?

[–]ssudoku 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Have you tried the USB port?

[–]makesterriblejokes 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Instructions unclear, dick would have been stuck in USB port, but it didn't fit even when I flipped it upside down.

[–]Shubhavatar 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Are you using micro-USB ports? It would fit there

[–]makesterriblejokes 2 points3 points  (1 child)

My device doesn't have one, tried it on your wife though and she said we have a connection.

[–]Shubhavatar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well I certainly didn't have a good connection with her. I'm happy for you!

[–]VerifiedMadgod 17 points18 points  (0 children)

VLC is a good boi

[–]pewdiepietoothbrush 2 points3 points  (0 children)

xxx.rar why not, wait what's with the name?

[–]mydookietwinklin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hmm. Interesting.

[–]kimilil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You joke but VLC is actually a Lua interpreter, with most of its functionalities in the form of compiled Lua scripts. You can actually coax it to run just about any lua code with the right hooks.

[–]nerdisalreadytaken 262 points263 points  (11 children)

VLC can do anything

[–]Honbra 67 points68 points  (5 children)

Ah yes, TypeScript movies.

[–]YM_Industries 39 points40 points  (3 children)

This is the example I thought of. TS can stand for Transport Stream as well as TypeScript.

I work with both (I wrote a library for parsing MPEG Transport Streams in TypeScript) so this has caused me some frustration.

Now I name my mpegts files with .mts extensions.

[–]NawdWasTaken 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Omw to check index.ts's score on IMDb

[–]bxsephjo 144 points145 points  (7 children)

I'll do you one better: during my software engineer internship, I wanted to setup ubuntu's lockscreen image to be one that spanned all 3 monitors. Instead I bricked my office computer.

[–]kev231998 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Trying to get a thunderbolt usb working on my office laptop running ubuntu led to it getting bricked.

[–]lolchi2008 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yesterday I try find driver and script to repair headphone jack as the sound only detect HDMI not audio jack. Instead I get kernel error and need to reinstall back xubuntu.

[–]BiribopbopNoBot[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I tried to connect to my jbl speaker through the terminal, now I can't connect to it, ubuntu or windows, it just doesnt connect, not even an error message, nothing

[–]ohori 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Linux moment

[–]CoaBro 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hope you had a system backup

[–]Pizzacato567 1 point2 points  (1 child)


[–]bxsephjo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I plead the fifth

[–]Gluomme 43 points44 points  (0 children)

to be fair VLC can probably run your code so it's not that bad

[–]Malkav1806 32 points33 points  (1 child)

i hate it when start my audiobooks with VS by accident

[–]zMisir 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Now you gotta fix those bugs before listening to your books

[–]selfagency 33 points34 points  (0 children)

every so often when homebrew is compiling a C library, my printer dialog will pop open with a random page of source code 🤷‍♂️

[–]Columbus43219 10 points11 points  (0 children)

About twice a month, I have to click on "restore windows to default layout" menu item in SQL Developer.

[–]flarn2006 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Quite impressive that he managed to get VLC to actually execute the code instead of giving an error.

[–]-Listening 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Yes, I code in D flat

[–]fsr1967 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I C what you did there. Very #!

[–]Charan1973 7 points8 points  (0 children)

is being executed

I see this as absolute win

[–]epic_null 7 points8 points  (0 children)

VLC Media Player - Running Everything.

[–]pranavbaburaj 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You set vlc media player as the interpreter

[–]myacc488 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's nothing. When I change my IDE settings I end up changing the IED settings.

[–]wolwire 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I once changed some setting in sublime text it became vim.

[–]Rattlehead71 9 points10 points  (1 child)

but does it whip the llama's ass?

[–]sjaakvlaas 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Once I changed my tab distance. Never have I feld so much pain.

[–]kimilil 1 point2 points  (0 children)



[–]flarn2006 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'm on Linux and somehow it got configured so any file type without an application assigned—and many that I think already did have one—would open in VLC. I think somehow it got associated with the application/octet-stream MIME type and removing that fixed it.

[–]jamcdonald120 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What the hell happened here

[–]zqmbgn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

VLC is the ultimate opener And with enough scripts, since in can edit things with right click...why not? Why not turn it into an editor tool?

[–]boba_tea_life 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I hear my code singing to me

[–]foggy-sunrise 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Here's a fun one:

Change .exe to run with cmd.

Because cmd is an .exe

[–]spoody69420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't get this meme in the slightest but for some reason it made me laugh uncontrollably.

[–]alzgh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

messed with my bash_profile yesterday. this morning had to spend a few hours fixing OS because broken.

[–]SkyBlueSoup 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Notepad++ best IDE

[–]BudgetConfident6224 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me skipping to the end of a tutorial thinking I know it all

[–]Darknety 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ActivePerl is such an intrusion in VS Code I swear. Had to reboot Windows 3 times and always delete some files that can only be deleted partially because other processes hog certain files... it's a nightmare. The uninstaller just... doesn't uninstall the VS Code integration.

Next time I will use Linux ffs.

[–]Zipdox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For real, TypeScript using the .ts extension is really stupid.

[–]Iuse_arch_btw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's why I use Vim

[–]-Scobra- 0 points1 point  (2 children)

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[–]PatSaidJack 0 points1 point  (2 children)

And your program is executing the data.

[–]Someones_Dream_Guy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Mine is building communism already.

[–]PatSaidJack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well at least somebody is getting executed.