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Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:16 PM
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Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:00 PM


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Got a phrase that you use to share a difficult concept?


As a matter of fact, I do... RBAR


--Jeff Moden
"RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row-By-Agonizing-Row".

First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

"Change is inevitable. Change for the better is not." -- 04 August 2013
(play on words) "Just because you CAN do something in T-SQL, doesn't mean you SHOULDN'T." --22 Aug 2013

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Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:43 AM


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How about 'dead in the water'.
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Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:48 AM


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"Dead as a flat badger." Followed by the analogy:
"Sure you can drive with a push bike the 100 miles. But if you want to arrive there quick, you better take the car."

Whenever I have to talk with management about why our server resources are inadequate.
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Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 3:08 AM
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I always liked 'Picnic'. Problem In Chair, Not In Computer.
I have a lot of this where I work sadly.
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Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 3:30 AM


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I know this as "Pebkac" - Problem exists between keyboard and chair.
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Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 3:41 AM


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I know this as "Pebkac" - Problem exists between keyboard and chair.

...also known as the eye-dee-ten-tee problem (ID10T) or the "layer 8 issue" (the logical extension to the 7 layer OSI model being the user).

In IT terms, one can talk of an app "automagically" populating something rather than trying to explain the algorithm behind the real time lookup and insertion. However, many's the time when a techie will try to explain something to a non-techie, but will use so much jargon that the explanation is worse than the original concept. In that case, the techie could be accused of "simplicating".


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Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 4:19 AM
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Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:49 AM


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One of my co-workers was a Chinese national and sometimes his command of the English language - coupled with his brevity - led to some "inside jokes" for the DBA group that are still used, years after their first introduction to a conversation (in this case, about troubleshooting). One of these lasting quotes was simply...

"Database fine."

Luckily, he was a good sport and knew we weren't poking fun at him when we repeated it as the occasion required shorthand for "stop blaming the database for bad code" and fit nicely on one occasion when we discovered the cause of "performance problems" blamed on the database to be a [huge, very complicated] query that started with "SELECT DISTINCT *" ...
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Never use phrases like "I think it's time the rich client got a new facelift" or "we need to dump our fat client for a thin client model" in front of an actual client who isn't tech savvy.


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