Re: another failed attempt at database independence

From: Yechiel Adar <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 09:01:35 +0300
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In truth, this is not limited to our profession. Some time ago, I wanted to put a roof on my porch. As a law abiding citizen, I went to the architect who designed my building and asked him to prepare a plan so I can get a permit from city hall.
He prepared a plan for 10 square meters only and said that this was the law. I had to go to city hall and photocopy the regulations that stated that I can get a roof that is 33 square meters.

Adar Yechiel
Rechovot, Israel

Jared Still wrote:
> LOL!
> I had to do the same thing a few months ago.
> Consultants could not get the workflow mailer to work.
> I located the ML document with instructions to set it up, the doc is
> very well written and the
> procedure is pretty simple.
> When working through the doc, it became apparent why the mailer didn't
> work.
> The consultants had typed in the example input, word for word!
> Things like domain name: " <>"
> I kid you not.
> Needless to say, 10 minutes later it was all working.
> --
> Jared Still
> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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