2010-11-08

Broken Software is Broken

I have very low expectations of open source software, and I don't feel put out when I have to fix it. But when I use close source software I expect it to 'just work' and get frustrated when it doesn't.


sthorne@pearl~/w/netbox> dropbox stop
Dropbox isn't running!
sthorne@pearl~/w/netbox> dropbox start
Dropbox isn't running!
Dropbox is already running!
sthorne@pearl~/w/netbox> killall dropbox
sthorne@pearl~/w/netbox> dropbox start
Starting Dropbox...Done!

I really shouldn't complain too loudly. As I'm in the process of backing up all my email I've ever received to it.

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