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Error Code: Coffee

A geeky podcast about tech, web development and all things life.


In this weekly podcast, our mostly improvised conversations will take you to honest yet curious corners of various themes, including: web development, design, games, movies, UX design, mental health, life and much more!


S3E26: Developer Horror Stories (part 2)

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We're back with part 2 of "Developer Horror Stories," and this time, we're diving into the personal nightmares that will send shivers down any developer's spine. Join us for tales from the coding trenches:

  • Unconventional Design: Imagine receiving design materials in software like PowerPoint or a PDF. In Gideon's chilling experience, a client's refusal to invest in design software led to a nightmare scenario. He was tasked with creating a website and styling based on copied screenshots in a PowerPoint file.
  • Survey Software Meltdown: A large-scale survey project with 276 thousand respondents took a horrifying turn when data saving went awry. The survey software, lovingly built in-house, started storing responses in the wrong database rows. Fortunately, daily database backups provided a glimmer of hope. But what followed was a two-day marathon of manually splitting and merging SQL dumps with hundreds of thousands of records.
  • Interview from Hell: Sometimes, the scariest experiences happen outside the code. Gideon's quest for a permanent role in Amsterdam turned into a surreal journey. From unanswered doorbells to a cafeteria filled with unresponsive strangers, the odyssey took an eerie turn. Locked in a meeting room for nearly an hour past the scheduled time, this developer's patience reached its breaking point. Find out how the story ends in this unforgettable tale of a nightmarish job interview.

Today's podcast takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions through our coding career's darkest moments.

Who are we?

Error Code Coffee is hosted by Gideon (⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠gideonheilbron.nl⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠) and Murtada (⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠murtada.nl⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠). Both experienced freelance web developers who like to talk about web dev, technology, media, life and more. Our goal is to inform and help people about various topics in an entertaining fashion.

Do you have any questions or do you want to hire us? Contact us through Spotify or directly via ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠social@cursief.co⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

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