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tkizer
Almighty SQL Goddess

USA
38200 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  12:35:52  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm now an Aged Yak Warrior! How about a beer?

Tara

Crespo24
Village Idiot

Iraq
144 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  12:45:58  Show Profile  Visit Crespo24's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:

I'm now an Aged Yak Warrior! How about a beer?

Tara



Nooooooooo! Have a nice splif... it's better...


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X002548
Not Just a Number

15586 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  12:51:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats Tara !!

How long you been a member?

Brett

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tkizer
Almighty SQL Goddess

USA
38200 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  12:54:40  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just since 10/09/2002, but I had been reading this site for quite some time before that.

Tara
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nr
SQLTeam MVY

United Kingdom
12543 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  13:04:13  Show Profile  Visit nr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Congrats Tara.

(p.s. I slid past 4k recently and no one noticed - even me :( )

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Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
DTS can be used in a similar way.
Beer is not cold and it isn't fizzy.
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Crespo24
Village Idiot

Iraq
144 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  13:06:42  Show Profile  Visit Crespo24's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:

Congrats Tara.

(p.s. I slid past 4k recently and no one noticed - even me :( )

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Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
DTS can be used in a similar way.
Beer is not cold and it isn't fizzy.



Yeah... nobody notices old B***** anymore
How long have you been here man? 4000 posts!!!

BTW, how old are you nr? Really.... I mean give or take a couple of years that is


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nr
SQLTeam MVY

United Kingdom
12543 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  13:19:34  Show Profile  Visit nr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Old enough to not use decimal for my age.
Old enough to have used punch cards (once).
Old enough to think Britney looked good as a schoolgirl.
Old enough to remember when every project was like government contract (bottomless cash pit).
Old enough to remember when you didn't have a hope of getting anything working without a couple of years of training.
Old enough to know that it's better to know a few things well rather than a lot of things poorly.
Old enough to know that you actually need to use less than 50% of a product.

Remember buying my first PC - without a mouse because I didn't think windows would take off.
Also went for ingres because it was a lot better than oracle and would probably put it out of business.

Got a few things right though.


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Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
DTS can be used in a similar way.
Beer is not cold and it isn't fizzy.

Edited by - nr on 03/13/2003 13:21:27
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robvolk
Most Valuable Yak

USA
15732 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  13:26:54  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
To Tara:

cold, fizzy

NICE JOB!!!

To Nigel:

warm, non-fizzy


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Crespo24
Village Idiot

Iraq
144 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  13:32:41  Show Profile  Visit Crespo24's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:

Old enough to not use decimal for my age.
Old enough to have used punch cards (once).
Old enough to think Britney looked good as a schoolgirl.
Old enough to remember when every project was like government contract (bottomless cash pit).
Old enough to remember when you didn't have a hope of getting anything working without a couple of years of training.
Old enough to know that it's better to know a few things well rather than a lot of things poorly.
Old enough to know that you actually need to use less than 50% of a product.

Remember buying my first PC - without a mouse because I didn't think windows would take off.
Also went for ingres because it was a lot better than oracle and would probably put it out of business.

Got a few things right though.


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Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
DTS can be used in a similar way.
Beer is not cold and it isn't fizzy.

Edited by - nr on 03/13/2003 13:21:27



You must be really really really old then
Hey listen........ when you're done with all this shit... gimme your SQL brain cells!


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chadmat
The Chadinator

USA
1974 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  13:32:43  Show Profile  Visit chadmat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Congrats to both of you.



-Chad

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Crespo24
Village Idiot

Iraq
144 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  13:55:52  Show Profile  Visit Crespo24's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is NOT fair!!!!!

If we can have beer, then why can't we have some splifs and naked women as well?!

Please?!

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jsmith8858
Dr. Cross Join

USA
7423 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  14:00:45  Show Profile  Visit jsmith8858's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Congratulations, Tara !!! Wait to go.

nr -- 4000 -- wow!!!! Catching up with Rob!


(That's ok, nobody noticed me hitting 500 either.)



- Jeff
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X002548
Not Just a Number

15586 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  14:22:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well my, Congrats to Nigel as well...

Your advice has been extremely valuable, a true veteran.

Do you remember the dual floppy no hard drive 250k memory 8086's? With the Green Screens? Do you know what a Wang is? (Crespo24 don't even...), Do recall VM and Office Vision/PROFS?

Ah the good old days...

Brett

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graz
Chief SQLTeam Crack Dealer

USA
4149 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  14:41:20  Show Profile  Visit graz's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Congrats Tara! And thanks for visiting. A great big thanks for coming back and answering questions.

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Creating tomorrow's legacy systems today.
One crisis at a time.
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nr
SQLTeam MVY

United Kingdom
12543 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  14:42:28  Show Profile  Visit nr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
>> Do you remember the dual floppy no hard drive 250k memory 8086's? With the Green Screens? Do you know what a Wang is?
yep - and pdp11's - boot by flicking switches :).

I can remember adding a 3.5" floppy to my PC.

>> nr -- 4000 -- wow!!!! Catching up with Rob!
nope - struggling for > half his post count.

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Beer is not cold and it isn't fizzy.
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X002548
Not Just a Number

15586 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  14:50:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
PDP 11's wow, we had an 8e, remeber the TTY's that were 10 cps, and the yellow "tape" that let you save your program as hole puches? Then the DEC Writer came in at a BLAZING 30 cps.



Brett

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graz
Chief SQLTeam Crack Dealer

USA
4149 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  14:51:28  Show Profile  Visit graz's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
>> Do you remember the dual floppy no hard drive 250k memory 8086's? With the Green Screens? Do you know what a Wang is?
yep - and pdp11's - boot by flicking switches :).


Holy Smokes! That's where I learned to code .. on an old PDP 11/40 ... coding in BASIC! Woo hoo! Then I saved up my money and bought an Atari 400. Complete with a cassette tape player for backup. Oh those days playing Frogger and Archon.

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Creating tomorrow's legacy systems today.
One crisis at a time.
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M.E.
Aged Yak Warrior

Canada
539 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  17:38:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheers Tara... Welcome to the aged yak ranks

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SQL isn't just a hobby, It's an addiction
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robvolk
Most Valuable Yak

USA
15732 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  20:10:15  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Then I saved up my money and bought an Atari 400. Complete with a cassette tape player for backup. Oh those days playing Frogger and Archon.
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MANNNNNNNNNNNNNNN! Those were the days!

And yet, you didn't mention the greatest Atari computer game ever:

SCRAM: The Nuclear Reactor Simulator!

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Doug G
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

USA
331 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2003 :  20:16:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
... we had an 8e, remeber the TTY's that were 10 cps, and the yellow "tape" that let you save your program as hole puches? Then the DEC Writer came in at a BLAZING 30 cps.

My first home computer I was the board repair center for a PDP-8/E based system and inherited a complete unit in the late '70s, with 2ea 5mb Diablo disk drives in a full 19" rack, and a 500lb CDC line printer (plus the asr33 of course). It pretty well filled up the spare bedroom but was a lot of fun.

After that I was the only Atari repair person at the ill-fated CDC retail computer stores. I used to test units in for repair with extensive game-playing.



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X002548
Not Just a Number

15586 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2003 :  09:02:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doug,

You had your own PDP, wow. How did you afford the electicity? The fan alone....

Check out:

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&krd=1&from=R8&MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&query=pdp+8



Brett

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