The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 190,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 3 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 64,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
This post is different from my other previous posts as it does not talks about SQL or anything near to it. But it talks about the Progmmers who code not only in SQL but other programming languages too.
I stumbled into Lisa’s post which talks about Programming as a Dream. I liked this article very much and the illustration given by her really fits in each and every scenario in one’s day today life and specially in dreams.
An excerpt from her post:
“If you think about programming like dreaming, you’ll realize that programmers remember more if you interrupt them gently than if you barrage them. If someone wakes you out of bed and starts shouting a long list of things at you to remember, you’ll almost certainly forget what you were dreaming. However, if someone shakes you gently and gives you a few seconds to open your eyes and look around before they start talking, it’s a lot easier to remember the dream for later. The same works for programmers. If you just walk into their office and start talking, one of two things will happen: they’ll completely forget what they were coding, or they won’t really be paying attention to you. However, if you quietly walk up to them and let them know you are there but say nothing until they are ready, the programmer can come to the end of the thought they are on. Once they’ve finished their thought, it will be easier for them to pick up next time and still pay attention to what you have to say.”
To read the whole post here is the link for you to go thru: http://www.independentdeveloper.com/archive/2009/03/17/programming-is-like-a-dream
Just received an email from Microsoft that I’ve been recognized for this year’s (2011) “MS Community Contributor Award” for my contribution in Microsoft’s online technical communities.
And I can sport this badge now:
What is MCCA: The Microsoft Community Contributor Award is reserved for participants who have made notable contributions in Microsoft online community forums such as TechNet, MSDN and Answers. The value of these resources is greatly enhanced by participants, who voluntarily contribute your time and energy to improve the online community experience for others.
Becoming a Microsoft Community Contributor Award recipient includes access to important benefits, such as complimentary resources to support you in your commitment to Microsoft online communities.
I’ve been following the MSDN’s TSQL from since 2006-07, but actively answering the question for the past 6-7 months. In the duration I’ve got 2311 points till date (not bad), with total 511 posts & 132 answers marked (image below).
My MSDN’s TSQL forum link: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/manub22/?type=forum
MCC 2011 Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Microsoft-Community-Contributor/113784705335192
Yes, SQL Jokes… there are SQL jokes also… on internet that I collated from various sources and now they are in my single post, all below… read & enjoy!!!
>> A SQL query walks into a bar and sees two tables. He walks up to them and says ‘Can I join you?
Then a waitress walks up and says ‘Nice view !
>> Joins are what RDBMS’s do for a living.
>> And afterwards…like most men…he performed a Rollback and never Commited…
>> He picked those two tables after performing a full scan of the other tables in the room.
>> A SQL query walks into a bar on Valentine’s day, and sees two tables. She says “insert all this, you cartesian pigs!”
>> Q: Why do you never ask SQL people to help you move your furniture?
A: They sometimes drops the table
>> The Query was soon surrounded by subQueries – it was then he realized he had walked into an Array Bar.
>> SQL Table walks to a psychiatrist dr. Index
Table: “Doctor, I have a problem”
Dr: “what kind a problem?”
Table: “I’m a mess. I have things all over the place, i always look for my stuff”
Dr. “No problem. I will get you in order”.
>> Index and table are reading a book “index-sutra”
Table: Oh, baby tonight we can try a clustered position”
Index: “yeah baby, we can also try covered position”
Table: “or maybe multiple clustered position”
Index: “baby, yes, that’s the one. i’m just gonna call my friends”
>> Indexianina philosophy on Fill factor 50 = “Half empty or Half full?”
>> What does an execution plan say to t-sql query? “Go f**k yourself, if you are not happy with me”
>> Execution plan to t-sql query is like alter-ego to self.
>> What does table say to a trigger: “Hey, stop it, i’m full”.
>> When did God create the DBA ? A. The day before he had his rights revoked.
>> BIT says to itself: “When I grow up, i want to be BLOB”.
>> There are two types of DBAs:
1) DBAs that do backups
2) DBAs that will do backups
>> An Oracle DBA and a DB2 DBA walk into a bar. The barman asks them what they’d like to drink and a huge debate ensues on how to optimize the query. (Boom Tish)
Their mate the SQL Server DBA rolls in after about 15 minutes only to find them still arguing. After rolling his eyes at them, he walks up to the bar and greets the barman warmly. The barman asks him “Hey, you’re a DBA too aren’t you? Why aren’t you joining in?” The SQL Server DBA grins at the barman and says “Ah… well… the reason I’m late is that this always happens when these clowns go out drinking – I work with SQL Server, so I had the option of optimizing the query using a wizard before I got here! So mine’s a scotch!”
>> NULL is the Chuck Norris of the database – nothing can be compared to it.
>> What kind of undergarments to DBAs wear?
Well, (who’d have guessed it) Depends…
>> It is March 1st and the first day of DBMS school
The teacher starts off with a role call..
Teacher: SQL Server?
Teacher: Where the hell is MySQL
[In rushes MySQL, unshaven, hair a mess]
Teacher: Where have you been MySQL
“Sorry sir I thought it was February 31st“
… comments & more jokes are welcome!!!