Archive for November, 2009

‘A Virus Walks Into a Bar…’ and Other Science Jokes – Brian Malow

November 24, 2009 7:38 am

Worst Hockey Fight Ever…

November 22, 2009 9:40 am

Video Of Real Bears Playing Hockey

9:37 am

See the fight at 2 minutes :)   This video has to be from Russia…

Some of the more interesting comments:

“which sick basterd came up with the idea for this.

it’s fucking sad.”

“This is amazing, it would be awesome if they could play as a team. I’m glad that these bears got the opportunity to make-it in the real world. I hope they can feed their bear-family with the pay they get as hockey players.”

“It’d be sick if they stormed the crowd and started tearing off heads”

and of course…

” This team beats the thrashers”

Tricks of the Trade by Matthew Baldwin

9:25 am

Here are some interesting job hacks that were mailed in to Matthew Baldwin…  These 3 apply to me :)

Desktop Support

When desktop support technicians resolve a ticket, they are usually required to document the cause and solution to the problem. Supervisors see these records, so you have to be professional, but can usually get away with using the acronym “PEBKAC” in situations where the user caused the initial problem. PEBKAC stands for “Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair.”

Software Tester

Because developers don’t expect testers to read through their code, doing so is a quick and easy way to find possible bugs. Look for comments like “// HACK” or “// fix this crap later.”

Technical Support

When helping someone fix their computer over the phone, and you want them to see if all the cables are plugged in correctly, don’t ask, “Have you checked to see if the cable is plugged in?” because the customer will always say, “Of course I did, do you think I’m a moron?” Instead say, “Remove the cable, blow the dust out of the connector, and plug it back in.” The customer will most likely reply, “Hey, it’s working now—I guess that dust really builds up in there!”

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Ghetto Hive!

November 15, 2009 3:52 pm

The world now has ghetto Hive!  Just what CouchDB needed..

Enter an idea: what if I could marry the ease of SQL to the flexibility of CouchDB? Actually, it was more like: what's the most amusing thing I could build after a day like today?

I'm a big fan of perl: there's nothing perl can't do, and with a wonderful repository like CPAN throwing together a script that would make the devil himself shiver becomes an easy task. Sure, perl can be so messy and complex that it can't even be parsed, but like any language, under the right circumstances it can really shine.

An hour later, I had the beginnings of a masterpiece, a bridge between the worlds of SQL and NoSQL. It was the worst abuse of technology that I could think of: a SQL front-end to CouchDB.

via NoSQL meet SQL.

But seriously, its a neat script.

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