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My wife is generally the "just make it work" kind, also, but a number of years ago she was working in a local government office and decided to create a database in Access to improve some processes which were entirely done manually. I think it had something to do with tracking volunteer applications, assignments and hours and when they were eligible for some rewards like a certificate or a t-shirt and stuff like that.

I got to teach her a bit about database structure and design and some basic SQL when we tweaked some of the queries she had created in the SQL view.

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Sometimes at home I want to talk about something technical I did at work because I’m excited about it or simply because articulating it helps me remember or understand it a little better. Before I start talking however, I give my wife permission to either ignore me or feign polite interest. She’s off the hook and I get it out of my system.
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george sibbald (10/16/2013)
I avoid it as if I do I get asked to fix their PCs, and I know nothing about them. Trying to explain to the uninitiated that a DBA is something different is impossible.


Exactly! If they know you work in I.T. at all, they think you know everything about all technology. Crazy
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Sean Lange (10/17/2013)
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My wife doesn't want to hear about it. But interestly enough, she goes on and on about her work and expects me to be interested. She really got upset one time when I said 'ok, TMI'. But she does that anytime I start talking about my work. Hmmmmmm.


This is universal from what I can tell. It certainly is the case around my house too. :-P

I am shocked! It's not universal at all. I do a great 'interested face', and I even ask questions. I still have no idea what he does though ;-).
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george sibbald (10/16/2013)
I avoid it as if I do I get asked to fix their PCs, and I know nothing about them. Trying to explain to the uninitiated that a DBA is something different is impossible.


Exactly! If they know you work in I.T. at all, they think you know everything about all technology. Crazy


And I bet I'm not the only one who's getting tired of the hilarious question 'do you just tell people to switch it off and on again?


On two occasions I have been asked, "Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?" ... I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
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For the most part I don't. I save that for work and this forum...:-)
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My wife thinks what I do is the most boring thing in the world. But, sometimes, I still have to share with her, so, I explain all the concepts that I'm going over in ways she can understand. Funny enough, it gives me great material to work with for writing and presenting. Because, if I can explain it all to her, I can explain it to anyone. It's really useful. Makes her a little crazy, but I make sure she's prepped ahead of time.

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SQLBill (10/17/2013)
My wife doesn't want to hear about it. But interestly enough, she goes on and on about her work and expects me to be interested. She really got upset one time when I said 'ok, TMI'. But she does that anytime I start talking about my work. Hmmmmmm.

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blasto_max (10/21/2013)
SQLBill (10/17/2013)
My wife doesn't want to hear about it. But interestly enough, she goes on and on about her work and expects me to be interested. She really got upset one time when I said 'ok, TMI'. But she does that anytime I start talking about my work. Hmmmmmm.

-SQLBill


That's the part I never get w00t


+ 1. My wife's a teacher, I get to hear all about her day but the moment I mention an interesting problem I'm working on I see the lights go out.


On two occasions I have been asked, "Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?" ... I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
—Charles Babbage, Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

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