--

quotes from a former annoying co-worker

"I tell you the truth!..."

"...whatsoever..."

"blah blah blah referential integrity blah blah blah"
Permalink Death Cab for Sisa 
January 24th, 2006
er

ok?
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 24th, 2006
what
Permalink Cool Dad 
January 24th, 2006
Yeah, Indian DBAs--you combine cultural ego-centrism with the anal DBA attitude and you get PAIN in the ass.

Assuming he was Indian, of course.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 24th, 2006
I'm amazed that you can have a position based on that OP.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 24th, 2006
Who, the OP, or sharky?

While Referential Integrity may sound like something akin to flexible morality, I assure the OP it's nothing of the sort.
Permalink I am Jack's light life 
January 24th, 2006
Sharky. There's not nearly enough in that OP to formulate any sort of opinion. If anything it seems like a neuron or two randomly fired in the poster's head and compelled him to post fragmented gibberish. :)
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 24th, 2006
Yeah. I read this the other day:


http://sysop.wordpress.com/2006/01/22/advice-to-young-programmers/
(see #4)

and figured I needed to lash out at Indians.

A comment about that link on Reddit suggests it is a forgery:

http://myitblog.com/Thinker/9/

Not that all Indians plagiarize or anything.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 24th, 2006
Yeah, I'm loopy today.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 24th, 2006
"Today"?
Permalink  
January 24th, 2006
Cut Sharky some slack, she came out and admitted it for today. No need to be snarky.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 24th, 2006
Isn't "Sisa" an Indian name?
Permalink Arnold Schwarzeneggar 
January 24th, 2006
Either way, that's pretty bad advice. It shouldnt have been "study,study,study", instead it should have been "think, think, think".
The word "study" itself is treated differently in India. Most of the people around me end up learning programming by rote. Dont gawk. They have this tendency to absorb textbook matter like a sponge and reproduce the same in the exams (the standard of exams is a different issue altogether). And the end result is that barely 10-15% of graduates are "fit enough" to join the industry. The rest have to be re-trained to think.
Permalink Vineet Reynolds 
January 24th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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