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Please stop wasting my time…

By Carsten | April 28, 2009

Another day, another application that insists on having to count every single object in the db/filesystem/whatever, just to show me a progress bar as it copies/updates/deletes something.

I. Don’t. Care.

Really. I just want you to get started on your task and get the job done.

If you insist on showing a progress bar, fine. But then get the counts you need in parallel with the operation you’ve been asked to perform. Perhaps you’ll find that the job you’ve been asked to do is completed before you finish counting.

User-friendliness my ****.

Getting the job done is user friendly. Wasting my time isn’t.

Topics: MySQL, php |

One Response to “Please stop wasting my time…”

  1. Dado Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Agreed. Sadly, my DE of choice (KDE) does exactly that. If I’ve pressed Shift-Delete + Enter, I must have little regard for the content of the files and even less for how many of them are there.