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Posted Friday, March 14, 2014 6:47 AM


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jcrawf02 (3/13/2014)Do any of you guys have random people endorse you for skills, that you know they have no idea if you can do?


I've had people who should know better endorse me for skills that I don't possess--an ex-boss of mine endorsed me for Sharepoint, for instance, a skill I have never possessed and have no particular desire to learn.


Rumour has it that LinkedIn are trying to come up with a better endorsement system as the current system isn't particularly good. Somebody I used to work with thinks the system is a waste of time too. He's put skills of 'Lego' and 'Considerate Lover' on his profile and received endorsements. Not from his partner though...
hahaha that's hilarious! I'm going to have to go add Insubordination and Tactlessness to mine...


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Anyone for a game of 'guess what index is on which table'?
http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1550657-391-1.aspx


Yeah, that one is killing me. Vague weirdness, badly edited execution plans quite literally changing everything we can see, I'm pretty sure I'm done without more meaningful input.

How can anyone even ask for help if they're not willing to tell you want they have that they want help with??? Maybe I'm just being thick, but I just don't get it.


Don't you get it? That SELECT statement with it's malformed WHERE clause is proprietary information. No one, on the planet, knows that we use SELECT to pull data from our database. And those column names, no one can ever know that we use ID for identity. This is top secret stuff. The NSA wishes they knew as much about our stuff as that single column name provides...

Yeah, maybe I'm thick too.


There are two better explanations for his reluctance to post a plan which hasn't been obfuscated by beating it with a car door. One - he doesn't want the company he's working for to know that he's getting help doing his job, and two, he doesn't want us to see his whole query because he knows it's a mess and we'll dogpile. Either way it's bl00dy frustrating. So's the OP, and those who are helping are doing a magnificent job with what little they've got.


This person has been posting a lot of threads lately and they are all masked in vagueness to "protect his client". I think that person is so over their head they aren't sure what else to do. For me that name as the OP is enough for me to just look to the next person because there is no help for this one.


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Posted Friday, March 14, 2014 8:35 AM


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By the gods, people get hung up on the weirdest darned things. They can focus like a laser on stuff that's just a waste of time. It's weird.


I think we're talking about the same topic


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Don't make weird, non-standard design decisions based on an unfounded expectation of some unknown performance improvement.


This one is going on the cubicle wall!


As promised . . .



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Do any of you guys have random people endorse you for skills, that you know they have no idea if you can do?


Seems quite widespread. I have people whom I last worked with 25 years ago endorsing my prowess in SSIS

Worse is when people endorse you in the hope that you'll endorse them back, even when they were dismissed for not possessing the skills they claim to have in Linkedin.

I'm going to add Pinball Wizard to mine and see who bites.
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Do any of you guys have random people endorse you for skills, that you know they have no idea if you can do?


Seems quite widespread. I have people whom I last worked with 25 years ago endorsing my prowess in SSIS

Worse is when people endorse you in the hope that you'll endorse them back, even when they were dismissed for not possessing the skills they claim to have in Linkedin.

I'm going to add Pinball Wizard to mine and see who bites.


I know a few people with "Endorsing on LinkedIn" as a skill. I've endorsed a couple of them as well. Sadly I don;t think their joke quite hit the spot :-(

Rodders...



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I know a few people with "Endorsing on LinkedIn" as a skill. I've endorsed a couple of them as well. Sadly I don;t think their joke quite hit the spot :-(


I think I'm going to put "Tech 2 Invention" and "POS Management" up. See how many endorsements I get, see if anyone realises they're from EVE Online.



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By the gods, people get hung up on the weirdest darned things. They can focus like a laser on stuff that's just a waste of time. It's weird.


I think we're talking about the same topic


Yup.


GilaMonster (3/11/2014)
Don't make weird, non-standard design decisions based on an unfounded expectation of some unknown performance improvement.


This one is going on the cubicle wall!


As promised . . .


So what does it mean when I have things that I've said in people's signatures or on people's walls?



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By the gods, people get hung up on the weirdest darned things. They can focus like a laser on stuff that's just a waste of time. It's weird.


I think we're talking about the same topic


Yup.


GilaMonster (3/11/2014)
Don't make weird, non-standard design decisions based on an unfounded expectation of some unknown performance improvement.


This one is going on the cubicle wall!


As promised . . .


So what does it mean when I have things that I've said in people's signatures or on people's walls?


It means that I'll gladly endorse you for Pithy Sayings on LinkedIn.


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So what does it mean when I have things that I've said in people's signatures or on people's walls?


It means that I'll gladly endorse you for Pithy Sayings on LinkedIn.





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I find when answering interview questions, and in particular multiple choice that the following pattern will get you close to 100%
A B A C A B
Just repeat until you have run out of questions.

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Shouldn't you get more points if you follow the pattern: D B A D B A ?

No, you should lose points for basing your chice on a web-unsafe color, just as you should for A B A C A B


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