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(Really Crappy) JavaOne 2005 Paper Submission Website

Every once in a while I get so much pissed by a software interface that I have to find an outlet for my frustration. This time, it is the JavaOne 2005 paper submission website.

The first nuisance was the welcome greeting with this dialogue box:


Next was the following HTML page after a SUCCESSFUL login:


Note that this message has all sorts of information but no indication that the login actually succeeded. The only way I could figure that out was to infer from the fact that Log In text had changed into log Out (not captured in the above image).

The final thing, and the most irksome, was the screen asking for contact details. It kept asking "Complete YOUR contact details below ..." on every Submit,


giving the impression that the Submit didn't succeed. After adjusting the value in some fields a number of times, I gave up and logged out. Logged in again just to check if the contact information was saved. And sure enough, it was there!


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