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Software Engineer & Architect & Evangelist & Pundit & Skeptic

Started with Unix in 1984. I have no recollection of what version but was labeled IBM, maybe a Unix-style shell on mainframe?, then to C64 (all BASIC line editing by LIST and using the up key), Apple ][ (who didn't?), Windows, Linux and AIX in 1993, OS/400 in 1997. Back on Windows now as a client only to my Linux boxen in the "cloud."

Under my own revolution a little now in that I'm starting to be OK with Windows as the server. With a decent shell and vi, it works for me (gasp).


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comment The most mind-bending programming language?
or bytecode for that matter too?
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accepted The most mind-bending programming language?
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answered What's the best way to learn image processing?
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answered Why is $ in identifier names for so many languages?
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answered How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
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comment Is there a way to combat Sales perpetually overcommitting?
Can't do #4, you clearly know this. Sales are chasing 100x the prospects of any given active contract.
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answered Is there a way to combat Sales perpetually overcommitting?
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answered What are some useful resources for learning tuple calculus?
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comment Does having pagination lessens server load? (theory)
@YannisRizos: define "stress on the db". You're still shoving two queries across the line. Are you paginating in the query (a rowcount super-select), or caching results in another tier? There are way too many variables to say there is too much db stress. I would contend that properly done in a transactional sense (do you allow a dirty read/inconsistent count in pages?) increases db "stress"/load but simplifies programming.
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comment Do you have any techniques to help you get started in the morning?
We could all only wish this could be possible. For those of us who are either A) classic programmers without much chance for a partner aside us in the morning and/or B) married, we can only dream of such things.
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comment Do you have any techniques to help you get started in the morning?
@phresnel, my comment was not to debase the validity of the answer, but an attempt at smack. As you well know, the acceptance of smoking is much greater in Europe than in the States. I'd expect the same response if I stated I walk into my BLM land adjacent to my property and fire off a few rounds for practice too in the morning, acceptance of an activity is at the end subjective :)
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