Since, I saw it, I have been internally using this metric for a slew of other topics besides code.
- American Idol. For each contestant, I used this metric to measure how much I liked them. Almost all of them had at least 2 per song. Several had 3 before they even started singing.
- Pundits on MSNBC. While watching Keith Olberman or Chris Matthews, pundits often come on with riddiculous statements. WTF/M was a perfect measure of how good of a pundit it was.
- Kids playing together. You would be shocked if you were inside my head. It’s a schmorgisboard of WTF. Why did you just hit him?? WTF! Why can’t you just be nice to him! A simple game of catch turns into a shoving match.
- Netflix movies. We really liked “Lars and the Real Girl” but some movies, (you know who you are!) just have WTF/M rates through the ceiling.
- Meetings. I have started counting in my head during a meeting. Some meetings are good with just 0.2 WTF/M, others…not so good.
- Software (Using it, not building it). This might be my favorite. For example: Mint: 0.1, Quicken Online: 10 (I had issues with it)
Maybe I curse too much in my head. What other things could you measure quality with this universal metric?