The microblog: 2020.12.06 18:40:23

2020.12.06 18:40:23 (1335640244587118594) from Daniel J. Bernstein, replying to "Brian Smith (@BRIAN_____)" (1335638614198214656):

You've suggested multiple times now that you've identified some sort of error in the blog post. Can you please quote the first sentence that you're disputing, and say why you don't think the sentence is correct?


2020.12.06 18:14:22 (1335633694158061568) from Daniel J. Bernstein, replying to "Brian Smith (@BRIAN_____)" (1335629491377299459):

Not sure what you're claiming is wrong in the intro. The interns were handling a list renumbering in exactly the horrifying way that the intro reports.

2020.12.06 18:15:44 (1335634039118688258) from "Ric “el pony esponjoso” (@fluffypony)":

Yes but that’s because they purposely disabled Word’s autonumbering (which you can do with some difficulty). In other words, the fault was their own, not a deficiency in the software they were using.

2020.12.06 18:27:51 (1335637087006072834) from Daniel J. Bernstein, replying to "Ric “el pony esponjoso” (@fluffypony)" (1335634039118688258):

Or maybe they had no idea how to auto-number within the format of that document (non-indented numbered paragraphs), or how to auto-number anything. I didn't ask. Anyway, I'm missing how these assessments of intern competence are supposed to be disputing something in my blog post.

2020.12.06 18:33:55 (1335638614198214656) from "Brian Smith (@BRIAN_____)":

I think most readers would react to that intro with the thought “The author doesn’t understand even basic things about MS Word, or is highly biased. I should be extra skeptical of everything that follows.”