This hurts my head...
A negative database. The "anti-matter" of databases. To find out if some record exists, you have to find it out does not exist, if it does not exist in the negative database, it exists!
Not sure about that one yet. Too many people having problems still with the positive databases out there :)
And as a side note, maybe I'll have to rethink that whole "no ad" concept I have. Wow, that is a lot of cash.
Writing is harder than Coding
I loved this quote:
"So programming has the same relaxing quality as building stuff out of Lego. You know you're going to win in the end. Succeeding is simply a matter of defining what winning is, and possibly spending a lot of time getting there. Those can be hard, but not frightening.
Whereas writing is like painting. You don't have the same total control over the medium. In fact, you probably wouldn't want it."
I think I agree, I'd much rather write a nice programmatic solution to some problem - than write about doing it...
I'll be speaking that the Northeast Oracle Users Group in Waltham MA. Ahmed Alomari won't be able to make it so I'm picking up an extra session - will be adding "DML Error Logging" for an hour long talk in the early afternoon.
I just finished driving down from Hartford CT to Waltham in my spiffy rental car:
Yes, that is a cherry red PT Cruiser. Not exactly the car I would choose myself. In fact at Hertz I was standing there looking at the car, looking at the sign that said it was my car, looking back at the car, looking at the sign - trying to decide if I wanted to try and change vehicles. I ended up driving it away... The security guy laughed as I pulled up - but only because I was the first person to be able to get the window down and not have to open the door to give him my license. If you look at a picture of the dashboard you might understand why. The window controls are way up there, under the clock. Not a very standard location.
Anyway, it came with Sirius satellite radio - and I found channel 98. An entire channel dedicated to the Rolling Stones. Nothing but the Stones - old stuff. It was sort of fun driving down in the funky car with the old Stones music blasting.
Small pleasures, doesn't take much...