Re: The new, improved ETL...
Errm, I believe SSIS just comes free with MS SQL...
34 posts • joined 3 Nov 2009
It's such a shame then that Oracle Fusion is so shite. It's hands down the worst designed and implemented pile of craps I ever had the (mis) pleasure of working with. And don't get me started on Oracle (un) support.
Have any of you actually experienced this monumentally awful software?
Can't think why this simple low tech solution hasn't been more discussed. It seems blindingly obvious to me that slinging a large net between the prison roof and the outside walls would solve the drone problem easily. And better still if the mesh was ferrous then wouldn't this act as a faraday cage and block mobile phone signals too?
I wonder if you worked at the same place I did?
My two fellow "workers" thought it hilarious to watch a poor retch behind beheaded. I rapidly decided I never wanted to speak or hang out with these guys ever again. I just don't understand how any reasonable person would be anything except sickened when they witness such brutality.
Me too, snapped one up when I saw the £699 price at Comet. At that price there isn't really any other (proper quad) core i7 laptop around. First job is to rid yourself of the ASUS crapware or as others have said if the 5400rpm disk is a bother , then budget for a decent SSD with the bonus of getting a nice fresh install of whatever OS takes your fancy. On that matter I did find out that Ubuntu 12.04 really doesn't seem to regulate the battery properly and it tends to run down in less than an hour, which is seriously disappointing! It's also far trickier to dual boot due to UEFI.
Otherwise a good machine and yes those B&O speakers really do sound good. A great laptop for Devs who don't want to spend an arm and a leg just to do their work.
Yep, All those things, that's why more than two days a week at home would be my limit. I remember a particular contract I had a few years back meant I worked from home ALL the time. I think I went a little mad, never got out of my dressing gown, stopped shaving which really freaked the girlfriend out.
You have to turn up at the office sometimes if only to remember what other human beings look like and to have conversations with.
Most of those championing NoSQL simply have missed the point when it comes to RDBMS.
I'm constantly amazed at the lazy, crappy applications that loop over SQL tables retrieving records one at a time (Java programmers I'm looking at you) and then have the temerity to complain that
a) Their app server doesn't have enough memory (16gb for a few tens of users!!!!!) or
b) SQL is too slow for their app (it can cope beautifully with tens of millions of rows a second on 4Gb of Ram)
Most commercial off the shelf enterprise apps are guilty of this. Most of them haven't even heard of a stored proc, primary/foreign keys or even the Update statement. A five year old could write more efficient code.
Go back to using Excel you useless lazy, ignorant tossers
Anonymous Coward - <smug>"Perhaps because it's affecting the profits of the big corporations - there, fixed it for you."</smug>
So...'big corporations' aren't allowed to make profits? Tell me who do most people directly or indirectly work for? Yup, probably one of those "big corporations". If we followed your argument to it's logical conclusion then we'd
1) all be out of a job because the company we worked for has gone tits up after all profits had been sucked up by pirates and
2) as a result all back in the good old USSR due to the collapse of capitalism.
And of course everyone knows how well that little experiment worked.
I had to chuckle when you mentioned archaeologists' job prospects. When I graduated (some time ago now!) with a BSc in Archaeology I had high hopes of becoming a post excavation bone specialist. But, the reality of a junior site archaeologists' pay shocked me so much I retrained (myself) and became an Access developer. Many years later and I'm a senior SQL DBA steeped in T-SQL and (now) .NET.
Despite my lack of an academic background in IT (though I started out programming 68000 assembler in my teens), my non CS background has benefited me with reasonable social and communication skills which I'm convinced has won me many a contract over my CS graduate competitors.
I'm a relatively new Linux user (9 months-ish), but not a computer virgin (I'm a SQL DBA), so Ubuntu made sense to me. 9.04 and worked pretty well on my Acer Aspire 5684.
However, the upgrade to Karmic ruined it (even with a split partitions for root and home). It took 5 minutes or more to get to the logon prompt and then another 2mins to an almost unworkable desktop. Lots of forum googling led me to the conclusion it was all down to the *completely* missing graphic drivers.
Only after another 2 failed attempts did a full clean install finally work even then I had no nvidia drivers and had to manually install them with envy (text version) before the long boot times disappeared and I actually got to the desktop.
I'm a lifelong Windows user but I have with no entrenched OS loyalty. I like Ubuntu and want to see more competition in the desktop arena but, this isn't the way to win over the man in the street.
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