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It was along time ago, but we are still feeling it's affects. My Dad was in a similar situation (he told stories of being straffed by FW190's on the way to school!), on VJ Day he broke a Window trying to fly a flag (which got out hand)
Asia is a beautiful tropical paradise that has only 1 shortcoming: Asians.
too damn many of em, there's literally nowhere you can go where there aren't other people, 24/7... no empty country side, no empty mountains, no empty forests (what little remains), no such thing as an empty beach.
interestingly I watch a British series called Death in Paradise, set in a fictional Caribbean island, although Saint Marie doesn't exist it is filmed in Guadeloupe and nearby locations.
One thing stands out: a tropical countries that have done it right. Small populations, most of their islands un/low-developed, every day: get enough for the day and then enjoy life. (ok, some over simplification but mostly like that.)
Asians have burned and asphalted almost all of their jungles, built the ugliest crowded cities, and well to keep it short: every day is about money at any cost no matter how long it takes, and taking free time is seen as lost opportunity for more money.
I'm tired, I'm always tired. Everyday think about leaving, (100% no lies) and almost ready to get out, but just a little bit more have to do. (family, sigh).
I think murder victim in Death in Paradise must be one of the greatest acting job for British actors at the moment. They fly you out, you get bumped off in the first couple of scenes, then you have to sit around in a fully funded Carrbiean hotel until the rest of the episode has been shot, then they fly you home.
Like I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, if you aware if the show. Stars get flown out to Australia, the one voted out first then has to live in the 5 star hotel for the next couple of weeks waiting for the rest of them to leave. Losing on that show is winning if you ask me.
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
We attempted a deployment last night. This involves both one or more web apps, and one or more databases. The web apps gave us no problems, and all but one of the databases deployed just fine.
Why the one data base failed: We have for db environments dev, test, QA, and production. We develop on dev (of course) pretty much ignore test, test on QA (external testers), and deploy to production. SQL Server versions by environment:
dev - 2012
Test - 2008R2
QA - 2016
Production - 2008R2
While developing, we used DATEFROMPARTS. This tested fine in Dev and QA, but failed on production. We spent two hours coming up with a fix, but since we couldn't run it through a proper test cycle, we had to roll back everything.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
You have simple life...
Imagine a few hundred customers... Each have one production environment and at least one test environment (some has two or three)... Each (can) have a different OS, with different patches and .NET Framework, different SQL (version and edition)... The network can contain from a one to n computers, each with different role (like printing server, SQL, app, web)... They may use NLB and clustering...
Now deploy an update to all of them...
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