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It's that time again.

Every once in a while, I have to note that the Tropical Fish Song does not have enough representation on the Internet.

To help correct this problem, I have also posted a link on my people page.

Syndicated 2006-05-14 22:01:07 from THE MAGIC WORDS ARE SQUEAMISH OSSIFRAGE

Ilan, do you participate in the LUG at NCSU? I don't recognize your name, but that's not indicative of much; I'm not good with names.

You speak of dissatisfaction with the state of the LUG, but whenever we ask for input as to what we could do to serve the needs of Linux users on campus more thoroughly, there's a dull silence and the sound of crickets. It's a serious problem; the LUG is quickly succombing to atrophy, with fewer and fewer members. We really want to grow, and to be a more inclusive group, but the people who are (supposedly) being excluded don't appear to be making any effort towards inclusion. What can we do?

sej: I think you mean the halting problem, not the travelling salesman problem.
Bryce: The blonde woman is Olga, his wife.
Perl's DBI API sucks
Python's DBI API sucks

Oracle has the right idea for transactions; a transaction is a child of a connection, and a statement is a child of that. Perl and Python both assume that a connection is a transaction, and that really sucks.

Oracle sucks

OCIServerAttach() allocates some memory; its reciprocal function, OCIServerDetach(), frees 344 bytes less. That's right -- if you make a connection to Oracle, you're excersizing a memory leak.

So I wonder what it takes to get mirwin to certify you.

katzj: lots of questions still need answering though; not the least of which being intermediate bytecode execution and write-trapping. Oh, and deletion.
katzj: probably not. I think I told you the gest of it at chargrill once though.

It occurs to me that I'm having ideas so bad that they just might work.

mbp: but what about yogurt?

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