Friday, March 28, 2008

how... odd

Here's a funny random thing. Residents in some countries can apply for an Irish visa online.

They're even nice enough to provide translations of the "Information on completing Online Application" into other languages, including Chinese. However, in their list of countries for which they allow online visa applications, China is not present.

So why the hell did they bother translating the "how to use the online application system" PDF into Chinese...?

Welcome to the Irish government. Home of weird bureaucracy and silly contradictions.

Also, the actual web application tells Opera users to upgrade their browser because of some buggy cookie test. As usual, an Irish government site/webapp ends up poorly designed and coded, and probably cost at least €10M. Saps.

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