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Re: My favorite food for feasting:

by pajout (Curate)
on Nov 13, 2006 at 10:58 UTC ( #583684=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My favorite food for feasting:

Dead llama parts.
For explanation of potential culture diversities, in Czech Republic, in IT jargon, (l)lama or lamer is the very unexperienced user, FBU. We don't eat llamas commonly :>)

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Re^2: My favorite food for feasting:
by wolfger (Deacon) on Nov 14, 2006 at 12:45 UTC
      Yep. I'v imagined the misty shape of lama...

      Some years ago my friend experienced this story: He was a system maintenance engineer in a medium (~50 people) company. Once at night, when he was leaving republic, the director called him that the system is totally off, nothing works. Hi decided to get some informations by phone and asked the director to go into server room, switch the monitor and...
      "What do you see in the monitor?"
      "There is 'Enter login name and password'..."
      "Please, enter following login name and password: ..."
      "I'v entered it."
      "Whats happened?"
      "Nothing."
      "Hmm, please, try it once more... I will spell it..."
      ...
      "Whats happened?"
      "The same. Nothing."
      So my friend decided that the problem is serious, turned his car back and after a few hours was in the server room. Both login name and password were correctly typed. But nobody pressed enter.

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[MidLifeXis]: I think I forgot "running on a farm of commodore 64, vic 20s, trs 80s, and apple ]|[e systems"
[GotToBTru]: oh I know what it is .. but it is a number only slightly useful to me and of no possible use to our customer
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[GotToBTru]: i guess it's a placeholder, the code will only fill it in if there is nothing else to use
[GotToBTru]: but then .. if you have nothing to say, why not say nothing?
[MidLifeXis]: I have a user who has a lot of say on how some of our processes work that abhors significant blanks. Perhaps that is a part of it. A not-so-obvious "this space intentionally left blank" indicator.
[MidLifeXis]: On the back end, however, that doesn't mean that i have to use that value to indicate "undefined", no matter how much he thinks I should.

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