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Re: Database performance monitoring tool for developers.

From: Daniel W. Fink <>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 18:57:09 -0800
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     Very well said and a great point to be made. The real problem is when a person/organization repeats the same mistake over and over again. As I recall, the definition of insanity is repeating the same exact action while expecting different results. I have found that this is usually the result of the person who makes the mistake not feeling any pain when the problem is fixed.

     To paraphrase from Johnny Dangerously, "I made that mistake once...Once!".

Daniel W. Fink

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Cary Millsap wrote:

>One more thing while I'm kind of on the topic... Guys, my ratio of screw-ups
>to attempts is as high as anyone's. But the fastest I've ever learned has
>been by paying attention to those screw-ups, calling them what they were,
>and then for heaven's sake writing them down so I could remember them. And
>in fact so that other people can remember them too. Hiding them helps no
>There should be no actual shame in screwing up if the attempt is honorable,
>and if you're not making the same dumb mistake a second or third time. I
>think there's a big difference between "I am an idiot" and "I on occasion
>have done idiotic things." The cemeteries are full of people who didn't
>learn from their own mistakes...
>Cary Millsap
>Hotsos Enterprises, Ltd.
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