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Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« on: July 23, 2010, 01:12:25 AM »
I feel as though I havea dudely calling.... Is there anything I may be able to do to help with this great community? Other than just taking it easy? :-p

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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 06:45:38 AM »
I presume by "his excellency" you mean in the Bill and Ted or Wayne's World sense of the word. Not the royal, uh, uh, you know? We're all compeers here.

I sure could use some help with programming (plugins for wordpress mostly, php stuff). Are you a programmer?

If not, the coolest thing you could do is just spread the Dude word - via Facebook or visiting forums and telling people about it, or contacting your local media or press to tell them about Dudeism. Or walking around your town with a giant sandwich board advertisement. ;) But yes, taking it easy is an important part. We've got to walk the walk. Or lounge the lounge, rather.

Thanks for the offer!
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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 06:56:45 AM »
Wat? You told me I had to shave my head, send all my money and marry your cousin.

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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 07:52:10 AM »
...I sure could use some help with programming (plugins for wordpress mostly, php stuff). Are you a programmer? ...

Oh typical, here I am working in c#, vb, vba, and sql and you want php, why are all the job adverts like that?

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FYI I am a DBA for the Natural History Museum here in London England. And work in MS SQL, and MySQL, Project Server, BizTalk, and loads of other SQL based stuff.

If any of that's useful I can lend a hand. (BTW I hate MySQL because you have to code every thing in the app not the database like you can with MS SQL, but then MySQL is free).
« Last Edit: July 23, 2010, 08:02:46 AM by meekon5 »
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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 03:18:39 PM »
thanks meekon. yeah, all the dudeism/dudespaper stuff is based on wordpress, ergo php. i'm not much of a code guy so it's all been a learning process for me. i'm a designer/writer fella. the daydreaming right brain type. numbers and exactitude makes me anxious. i've been outsourcing some of my stuff via rentacoder but it would be great to get some dudeists involved.

thanks anyway!
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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 08:03:55 PM »
I feel as though I havea dudely calling.... Is there anything I may be able to do to help with this great community? Other than just taking it easy? :-p

Fuckin' eh, the bar's over there, have a White Russian and welcome, mang!

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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010, 12:22:54 PM »
thanks meekon. yeah, all the dudeism/dudespaper stuff is based on wordpress, ergo php. i'm not much of a code guy so it's all been a learning process for me. i'm a designer/writer fella. the daydreaming right brain type. numbers and exactitude makes me anxious. i've been outsourcing some of my stuff via rentacoder but it would be great to get some dudeists involved.

thanks anyway!

I did forget to say that though I hate MySQL with a passion (even though I'm an opensource evangelist otherwise) I do Admin a number of MySQL servers here for the museum so if you ever need help in that direction.
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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 12:27:53 AM »
thanks meekon. yeah, all the dudeism/dudespaper stuff is based on wordpress, ergo php. i'm not much of a code guy so it's all been a learning process for me. i'm a designer/writer fella. the daydreaming right brain type. numbers and exactitude makes me anxious. i've been outsourcing some of my stuff via rentacoder but it would be great to get some dudeists involved.

thanks anyway!

I did forget to say that though I hate MySQL with a passion (even though I'm an opensource evangelist otherwise) I do Admin a number of MySQL servers here for the museum so if you ever need help in that direction.

Dude, are you saying you prefer MSSQL?

And dude, I agree, totally cool with open source which said concept is very dude like.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2010, 12:31:33 AM by digitalbuddha »

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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010, 08:15:12 AM »
...Dude, are you saying you prefer MSSQL?

And dude, I agree, totally cool with open source which said concept is very dude like.

Unfortunatly I can do more with MSSQL in the one piece of software than I can with MySQL.

MySQL has only just taken on "views" in version 5, man you do not know how useful they are until your trying to output data without messing with the source so the end user cant say "well it wasnt like that when i gave it to you". there's also SiSS (intergrated sevices, everything from ftp to flat file manipulation), SrSS (nothing better than giving the end user a URL, very few of them can break that).

Sorry I could go on for ages.

The best thing I've built with it this year was a spreadsheet that checked account codes on the SQL server whilst budget holders were trying to add them to their budget plan, it refused to let them use codes that didn't exist on the server so the guys who processed the budgets get to do the job in a few days not a month.
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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2010, 05:45:39 PM »


MySQL has only just taken on "views" in version 5, man you do not know how useful they are until your trying to output data without messing with the source so the end user cant say "well it wasnt like that when i gave it to you". there's also SiSS (intergrated sevices, everything from ftp to flat file manipulation), SrSS (nothing better than giving the end user a URL, very few of them can break that).


Speak English damnit, don't make me send my marmot

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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2010, 10:55:18 PM »
...Dude, are you saying you prefer MSSQL?

And dude, I agree, totally cool with open source which said concept is very dude like.

Unfortunatly I can do more with MSSQL in the one piece of software than I can with MySQL.

MySQL has only just taken on "views" in version 5, man you do not know how useful they are until your trying to output data without messing with the source so the end user cant say "well it wasnt like that when i gave it to you". there's also SiSS (intergrated sevices, everything from ftp to flat file manipulation), SrSS (nothing better than giving the end user a URL, very few of them can break that).

Sorry I could go on for ages.

The best thing I've built with it this year was a spreadsheet that checked account codes on the SQL server whilst budget holders were trying to add them to their budget plan, it refused to let them use codes that didn't exist on the server so the guys who processed the budgets get to do the job in a few days not a month.

I hear ya, dude. The only thing I find unfortunate is that the nylists at Microsoft control MS SQL.

Ficking nazis, nothing ever changes.

And dude, sounds like some cool programming you're doing there, very unspoiled.

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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2010, 06:34:47 AM »
....I hear ya, dude. The only thing I find unfortunate is that the nylists at Microsoft control MS SQL.

Ficking nazis, nothing ever changes.

Completely agree (unfortunatly with M$ having 90-95% dominance of the software world you have to sell your soul to them at some point), if it was not for the fact that I'm such a lazy bastard I would use loads of different program's but having everything central is too tempting.

And dude, sounds like some cool programming you're doing there, very unspoiled.

I get to play with all sorts of cool shit. The Museum pays for my MSDN License so I can get anything from M$ for test purposes.

I'm actually a DBA and Developer here but being a national museum they tend to try to do as much on the cheap as possible so I get to be involved in anything that basically has the word Database next to it, (so the service desk seem to think).

I work very closely with the Finance team and HR amending and adding to the software they use.

Finally I do a lot of the front end design for ad-hoc projects because my boss may be a wizz at coding but designs like a spastic with no fingers.

Oh and I am the museums guru for spreadsheets (ten years in accountancy and  a high level of boredom means i am shit hot with them, even if I say so myself).

I quite like what I'm doing here the only problem is the money.

Oh and occasionally the fools ask us to spec our own servers, which usually takes the coarse of "how many CPU's can we get in one?" etc etc.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2010, 07:46:52 AM by meekon5 »
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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2010, 06:48:17 AM »
...Speak English damnit, don't make me send my marmot

I spend most of my day talking with people who just sound like they are quoting Alphabetti spaghetti.

But it's the Alphabetti spaghetti that keeps me in the job, just because you can install the latest Sponge Bob Squarepants game on the PC at home, most end users think they can do my work.  ;D

It's worse here because the attitude is "they are scientists of course they know what they are doing with PC's" I wouldn't trust most of them to tie their own shoe laces. And of course it's us that have to pick up the pieces when they break their damned fool projects.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2010, 12:52:39 PM by meekon5 »
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Re: Does his excellency The Lama need any assistance?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2010, 10:03:52 PM »
Jesus, meekon! What, are you a fucking software ranger now!? HA! Just kidding, mang, no harm intended.

Have to say, it sounds like you do some bitching shit there, dude. Awesome stuff to be sure. I do some MySQL programming for my company (eCommerce guru here), but have not gotten as deep into as you have. Your MSDN License sounds way cool!

As for open source, very dude like and very productive. Great shit like FireFox, Flock Browser, FileZilla, Open Office and a lot more, they all kick ass!

 

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