Pride and Chagrin
Tuesday 17 September 2013 — Category: Miscellaneous
Nearly two months ago I announced new Web site enhancements, including the addition of keyboard navigation, using shortcut keys, on most pages. I was quite happy with how all of these enhancements turned out, and proud of my Web-site-design and programming skills. Unfortunately, there was a major glitch which went undetected until today. Maybe my self-appreciated skills are not quite as brilliant as I imagined them to be!
Olympus OM-D E-M1: Big Brother or Successor? — was linked to in an article on the 4/3 Rumors Web site. When I woke up about 6:00 AM, my article had already had more than 700 views, and the count was increasing by the minute! As with my previous 4/3 Rumors contribution, I felt proud that I could contribute my insights to the Micro Four Thirds community.
A bit later in the morning when there were over 800 views of my article, I began to think it was strange that no one was leaving any comments. So I decided to try leaving one myself, just to make sure that my programming still worked.
Much to my tremendous chagrin, I discovered that my wonderful keyboard navigation enhancements had made it impossible to leave a comment! So not only could today’s 800 visitors not leave a comment if they wanted to, but nobody could for the last two months! As the old proverb says: Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. How true!
So regrettably I had to disable keyboard navigation for the blog article page. Now the commenting process works fine once again. After more than thirty years as a computer programmer, I should know by now the first rule of programming: test, test, and test again! Or as my amateur carpenter / amateur photographer grandfather used to say: “Measure twice, saw once.” If only I had followed his good advice!
On May 22, 2015, Maximo wrote:
Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this post plus the rest of the website is also very good.