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Re: Chapter 714: The Long Chapter

by Corion (Pope)
on Dec 01, 2000 at 14:15 UTC ( #44321=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Chapter 714: The Long Chapter

Well spoken !

I've stayed out of the princepawn discussion for a long time since I saw no good coming out of the personal arguments flinging back and forth (and I only saw worse coming if I'd entered the discussion). But I've always found princepawn, together with mt2k, a bit annoying but still a part of the monastery. t0mas compared princepawn to Don Quixote, and I guess it's what I admired, the ability to always come back and try again (and even gain XP in the process).

Every time somebody leaves the monastery in a spectacular way (Abigail, mt2k and now princepawn), this should be a warning sign, as "we" (as the community) have proven unable to integrate/tolerate them. And I want to see the Monastery as a community (and not a faction), so my goal still is to provide help (and not salvation) even for the heathen - of course, some heathen get easier help from me than others, but I'm no saint (yet), so I'm allowed to have stains on my halo.

I always remember the rules of the Fidonet programming forum asmx86 (x86 assembly language), which help me stay calm in the face of ignorance everywhere :

  • Nobody in this forum is required to give answers to questions.
  • Nobody in this forum is required to believe anything answered to him.

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[marinersk]: Corion This DBA wants to smack others who like putting whitespace in column names.
[marinersk]: s/smack/whap/;
[talexb]: Wow, what hilariously bad form.
[SuicideJunkie]: Just wait; someday soon, you'll be given a DB with unicode emojis in the column names.
[Corion]: marinersk: Well, I have done select statements like select sum(foo) as "Total Amount", ..., but to have a table like that makes me shudder
[Corion]: SuicideJunkie: :-D
[marinersk]: SuicideJunkie LOL
[choroba]: Woohoo! Fixed a test that hasn't run for 3 years.
[marinersk]: Corion Yes, sometimes whitespace in column headers is acceptable, but I still consider it be less than desireable if that query might get revectored for an ETL-esque process...
[marinersk]: choroba++

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