[duxhelp] Mr McGillicuddy

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  • Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 00:13:40 +0100

Hi all,

It's Friday, after a hard week, so forgive me if you all
know this.

But for those of you who are wondering about the
McGillicuddy comments between Peter and I, let me explain.

Having spent a week at Duxbury, I was leaving Boston in a
taxi off to catch a plane back to England.

Every set of traffic lights we came to turned red.  And
Boston has its fair share of traffic lights, I can tell you!

I turned to the taxi driver and said something along the
lines of, "Typical, isn't it.  Murphy's Law.  Red lights all
over the place when you need to catch a plane!"

"Sorry sir," he replied, "but we don't have Murphy's Law in
Boston".

A shade worried that I might have upset a third generation
Irish immigrant, I nervously asked, "Oh yes, so who's law do
you have?".

"McGillicuddy's Law!", he retorted.

"What's that?", I said.

"Murphy was a [expletive deleted] optimist!", he replied.

But I caught my plane home to England nevertheless.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Sent: 31 March 2006 23:57
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: another crash

Peter,

No, no no.  That's McGillicuddy who finds it!  I just pass
on the message.

George. 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter
Sullivan
Sent: 31 March 2006 23:43
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: another crash

George,

I'll only hate you for the bug you find the day after we
start shipping.

- Peter 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of George Bell
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 5:41 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: another crash

Oh yes, Joanie!  Me too. SPECTACULAR.  

You know, Peter's going to hate you as much as me finding
this kind of
thing!  (BIG SMILE)

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joanmarie
Diggs
Sent: 31 March 2006 21:35
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: another crash

I think I just confirmed this, but am reporting just in case
it's a
different problem.  In order to test something else, I wrote
"This is a
test." In a new Duxbury print document.  I then selected it,
copied it, held
down Control V and kept it held down to rapidly fill up the
document with
text.  It locked up around line 26 and sent CPU usage to
100%.

Take care.
Joanie

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter
Sullivan
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 3:03 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: another crash

Lissa,

Brilliant.

The we think we've got it.  The problem is rather
embarrasing -- and quite
general, insofar as we can tell.  The program could in fact
lockup at just
about any time.  Faster typing presumably just brings it
about faster.

It will be fixed for beta 4.  Best for now to be very
careful not to depend
on DBT 10.6 beta 3 for time-critical work.  And save
frequently while you're
using it.

- Peter 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Melissa
Hirshson
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 2:53 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: another crash

Woops! All this time I should have said lockup, not crash.
Thanks.

L

Peter Sullivan wrote:
> Lissa,
> 
> We'll have a look.
> 
> In the meantime, Mike may have a breakthrough for you.
But I do need 
> to know, regarding your earlier six-key input crash, was
it it a 
> lockup or a crash?  A crash means you get an ugly dialog
box with lots 
> of uninteresting details, and DBT exits on its own.  A
lockup means 
> DBT is still running -- and it's often a struggle to get
rid of it.
> 
> Your description earlier sounded perhaps more like a
lockup.  And that 
> is just what Mike has found & fixed.
> 
> Sorry about ignoring your other questions.  We're giving
this issue a 
> lot of focus.
> 
> - Peter
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Melissa
Hirshson
> Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 2:32 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] another crash
> 
> This time, all I did was move the cursor to the top of
page 7, and it 
> crashed. File attached.
> 
> It must be me.
> 
> Lissa
> 
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