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Yeah, but the last 1000 members or so are "fake" because some CP enthusiasts were trying to get the 10,00,000th member number.
But congrats anyway.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.-John Q. Adams You must accept one of two basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not alone in the universe. And either way, the implications are staggering.-Wernher von Braun Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.-Albert Einstein
One cannot be both SoMad and kidding at the same time. I am of course kidding. Sorry, I think I missed your joke icon while zooming and panning on my phone.
It has been a long day for me. Job interview this morning on Skype, followed up with Skype call to recruiter and launch of my wife's new boutique with trips to WalMart, Home Depot, Costco and a couple smaller stores to buy various stuff. I took the TV from our bedroom and hung it in the store and took the receiver from our living room to connect the new speakers - now we cannot watch TV at home.
Once again I am pretty wiped out.
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty
Chris might be Member #1, but no one ever talks about Member #0[^] - you won't believe who it is!
When did this happen?
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Open any downloaded internet black & white image of personal interest using Photoshop, activate the smudge tool and, using your mouse make swirling motions through the picture. Increase the rate at which you swirl until the CPU is no longer able to keep up with the motions of your swirl technique and, to your eye, the smudge cursor appears to be lagging. And finally when you've had enough of this, stop smudge swirling and save the document as a .psd. In a folder you will be able to find at a later time.
Do this in hopes of diminishing real value of returns in the "reputation" standings here at CP in case you feel you're over compensating somehow by checking it periodically.
Having said that, its really difficult (politically) to be as simple as it could... As it seems software development, for the business run by other people (some of whom have never developed any software), is a dependent process... Honestly many times it becomes a matter of daily bread too for many.
I have felt it several times ... The spearheads are mostly dictating this is what they want... without any consideration for simplicity, maintainability, testability and productivity .. Sadly people are mostly jumping with 'Get it done, FAST, with what little we have' ... I have also warned them to stay close of the KISS model .. and they got convinced that the more complex it gets the more better it is .. and then see such projects fall on the face (sometimes breaking all teeth)
Sorry for being a little lengthy .. but the word actually brought in a lot of feelings
Not the people I'm around (including me) Also when I learned the acronym, KISS was a bit more insulting than just calling me silly. I don't have a goal to make things simple, my goals are to make it easy to understand, meet the requirement and my changes don't break anything. A lot of times my goal is to make something more performant. All of that sometimes also leads to making the query simpler to understand as well.
Sometimes Simple just ain't possible. I had this bug on a stored procedure, traced the performance problem to a view, since I didn't have a bug on the view and the logic was gawd-awful, created my own logic in the sproc that transformed the performance from minutes to seconds. My results exactly matched the original result without using the view. Suddenly the performance of old and new sproc matched, but I was getting more results than the original sproc was now getting.
Traced the unchanged sproc back to the now changed view. Someone had used a similar technique I used but their where clause didn't include all the extra data the other included. So did he fix the view to meet new requirements, or screw it up when going to the new process and not matching up the original selection which I had done? I certainly didn't know the real business requirements to say which (or neither) was doing things correctly.
Are you using Chrome. It pants beyond use at the moment, some sort of adware that doesn't show up as an extension andlocks up the page if it can't get its way creating popups. Ive had to switch back to iE
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."
Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)