Cricket and Thread?

Really, all I wanted to do was check scores from Aus-Eng ODI. So I go to Cricinfo, and a few windows like this one pop up to greet me. What exactly is a thread BTW, never knew cricket had a caste angle as well :)

I even ran into a kilometer wide pop-up that proclaimed with joy: hey look, we found you a FileNotFoundException! Eeks, how ghastly!

What exactly is it then. Technology sucks, or just the engineers who bring it to us? Most will say both. And I only hope this is not a result of Cricinfo moving to Bangalore!

Now don’t tell me the regular tech support script that I got to upgrade to latest versions of java, firefox or windows to avoid these ghastly debugging visuals. And BTW, that exception pop-up reveals that those programmers thought the Nov 6 AUS-WI champions trophy final was still going on. Shame on them!

10 Comments so far

  1. REM (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

    Everybody errs, some times :)

  2. Sanjay (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

    This is just a defective applet and has got nothing to do with Cricket. Thread here means a processing sequence. Normally, we find errors like this if a poorly designed applet is posted on a site without proper testing.

    Beware : This at times also means that the site is hijacked by someone and the window in front of you is just a smokescreen to cover damaging code executing on your system.

    In order to safeguard yourself, go to the security settings of the explorer you are using and disable execution of scripts to the level “Ask Me”.

    Let me know if you need any further help/info.

    Enjoy and live large.

  3. Sajith (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 6:34 pm

    May be the Match was boring and CricInfo thought of giving you some exciting messages.

  4. Anonymous (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 7:10 pm

    Is there really any need to make snide remarks about “thread” and “upper-class”. Is this supposed to pass for an educated-class joke. Please do let us all in on the joke.

  5. Briju Prasad (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

    Thread?..Upper class?
    what does this mean?
    can some body explain please?

  6. silkboard (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 10:06 pm

    “Snide”??? Oh o dear anonymous, don’t get too touchy and feely about a poor joke. Perhaps the use of word upper wasn’t politically correct, so I have removed that.

    REM nice take on a classic song.

    Sanjay, yes poorly written applet has nothing to do with cricket, but how do you explain that to a novice surfer who just wants to check scores.

    Sajith Monty Panesar bowling to Ponting, how can that be boring!?

    Briju A PJ turned sour for one, thats all.

  7. R.A. Levin (unregistered) on January 14th, 2007 @ 11:06 am

    Is this what they refer to as a “sticky wicket”? Lol!

  8. blr bytes (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

    Why is this posted on a Bangalore Metblog? Aren’t the posts supposed to be related to the city?

    This isn’t a personal blog or a tech blog.

  9. MadMan (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

    Um, I could have sworn this was the Bangalore MetBlog…

  10. silkboard (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 8:57 am

    This being a blog and not newspaper, I feel obliged to offer defense to a comment above. I thought the “usability part of technology sucks” message is apt for Bangalore readers. Besides, a hint in there about quality of Cricinfo Applet being linked to them moving to Bangalore – I thought I would get lynched for that. May be that doesn’t hurt people as much, or may be the hint was too subtle.

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