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Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:52 AM


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I agree with jcrawf02. Get sense of humor people! It is April Fool's Day. The scary thing is that I was reading the article as if it were true because I could see this happening!



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Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 7:19 AM
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Please, if you don't have anything else to do, go read some whitepapers.

Don't waste other dba's time.

I spend every day some time to keep learning new stuff and was reading your story
and finally you came up saying april fool.

If you are a dba with umpteen things to do with very little time to spare, you would not resort to such waste details.

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Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:24 AM
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Muralidharan Venkatraman (4/1/2009)
Please, if you don't have anything else to do, go read some whitepapers.

Don't waste other dba's time.

I spend every day some time to keep learning new stuff and was reading your story
and finally you came up saying april fool.

If you are a dba with umpteen things to do with very little time to spare, you would not resort to such waste details.

Thanks
Murali


As Nelson from the Simpsons would say - "ha ha!"

It took me no more than about 5 minutes to read this.


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Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:34 AM
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I, for one, enjoyed that. It reminded me of back when I was a newby, on Dec. 31, 1999, when my supervisor (a consultant) decided that it was a good idea go do an application update on our main database application. He had been finishing up a Y2K server update (talk about waiting until the last minute) and figured, "Why not kill two birds with one stone?" Well, the application update failed and when he went to restore it he discovered that a) none of the drive mirroring was working and hadn't been working for 3 months and b) none of the tape backups had worked for a few months either. Needless to say, I did not make it home in time for the New Years Eve party that I was hosting. My friends gamely carried on without me. And I took that as a sign that I better learn my own business quickly so I could take responsibility and get rid of that consultant who supposedly new more than I did.
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Geez, some people with no sense of humor. I read it thinking it was a real horror story unfolding on a poor DBA. Glad to see it was just a joke!

Hey, if you don't have a sense of humor, you're in the wrong career field!



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Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:38 AM


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Geez, some people with no sense of humor. I read it thinking it was a real horror story unfolding on a poor DBA. Glad to see it was just a joke!

Hey, if you don't have a sense of humor, you're in the wrong career field!


Nah. If you don't have a sense of humor, you're in the wrong species!


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Geez, some people with no sense of humor. I read it thinking it was a real horror story unfolding on a poor DBA. Glad to see it was just a joke!

Hey, if you don't have a sense of humor, you're in the wrong career field!


Nah. If you don't have a sense of humor, you're in the wrong species!


You mean the platypus?


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Geez, some people with no sense of humor. I read it thinking it was a real horror story unfolding on a poor DBA. Glad to see it was just a joke!

Hey, if you don't have a sense of humor, you're in the wrong career field!


Nah. If you don't have a sense of humor, you're in the wrong species!


You mean the platypus?


Now that's a joke! lol



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Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:52 AM
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April Fools. Hah. Since it sounded like a month I had early in my career, I was really feeling for the DBA.

Nice one.

Maybe those who are upset by this don't observe this day as a jokefest. Maybe they don't understand. But if they do... laughter is vital to physical and mental health. So, lighten up already!
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Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 9:25 AM
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Hey we all have good senses of humour, but I think those who found this funny are the kind of people that still find series one of 'Friends' funny.
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