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LifeinAsia




msg:4525397
 5:00 pm on Dec 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

You know you've been working in IT too long when you refer to the RecordCreationDate field of a table as the "record date of birth."

Note- it was a co-worker, NOT me, who said this. :)

 

mack




msg:4526041
 3:21 am on Dec 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

lol. Reminds me of the Bud bottles with the "Born on" date on the bottle :)

Mack.

incrediBILL




msg:4526850
 7:32 am on Dec 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

LOL

In a similar vein I now refer to people dying as "reached their expiration date"

brotherhood of LAN




msg:4526851
 7:37 am on Dec 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

I'm sure we all do it.

Some IT terminology is a little weird at first. "killing" a process always seemed harsh, "parents and children" in processes is very mechanical sounding to a family man. And projects never really go 'live'.

Weird at first but I guess it makes things more palatable to remember the relationship of things.

I still shudder when someone says "they're having a play" with some new tech. It never excited me that much.

LifeinAsia




msg:4527024
 5:15 pm on Dec 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Some IT terminology is a little weird at first. "killing" a process always seemed harsh,

Not quite as bad as telling a nurse in the neonatal ward to "abort" a process on her computer...

johnhh




msg:4527104
 10:06 pm on Dec 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Not quite as bad as telling a nurse
ho ho , that reminds me - off topic - you know those pendant alarm things they give old people ... the software company I worked for got a report writing gig at one of these alarm companies, I was the only one old enough have used this early 1990 DOS database system. day one - can I test on the backup server - um no we don't have one. One hour later..opps crashed the system. No worries we will reboot.

Vision in my mind some old person frantically pressing emergency button...

limbo




msg:4528376
 9:28 am on Dec 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

I try to copy + paste in real life..

jimji




msg:4528391
 11:42 am on Dec 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

Well, if y'all want to go back in time I have to ask how many of you remember Leo's dancers on our Trash-80s?

Heh, do you rmember the first time you saw that green on your screen on your Trash-80?

I still have a couple Trash-80s stored up on that shelf to the right of this work station. Heavy-duty shelf, too. Those 80s are so heavy. Got a whole box of spare circuit boards for the 80, too. Lots of programs.

Wow, just reminded me of the true floppy disk. I even have some of those still new in the box.

icedowl




msg:4528867
 5:07 am on Dec 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

Wow, just reminded me of the true floppy disk. I even have some of those still new in the box.


Me too, and one really old computer that can use them if I ever decide to set it up again.

papercupmachine




msg:4530369
 7:15 am on Dec 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

Me too, and only really old computer that can use them if ever decide to set it up again

herb




msg:4530475
 7:58 pm on Dec 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

Anyone remember "Basic Faster and Better" by Lewis Rosenfelder for the TRS-80?

herb




msg:4530476
 7:59 pm on Dec 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

DBL clicked on above message

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