Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
Azure Jane Lunatic

Wrestling with a database all day long!

11:43 AM 4/6/2007
WTF is up with all this random time code change crap? WTF. Things are coming out of
the timeclock system that they didn't really tell us about. My database now makes
reference to underpants gnomes, to wit:

[CompanyInitials]Task: FOO; Action: X; timeclockini: [blank]; description: Downtime
due to Underpants Gnomes; Bucket: [blank]; RankingBucket: Unknown

[CompanyInitials]Task: BAR; Action: Y; timeclockini: [blank]; description: Training
to be a Gnome; Bucket: [blank]; RankingBucket: Unknown

(The tasks FOO and BAR are downtime and training tasks, but the actions are not on
my little list of valid actions.)

12:49 PM 4/6/2007
I think I have attained Clue about what these bizarre things are. It's the ladies in
the admin office being completely clueless about the actions when editing people's
times. I'm going to e-mail for confirmation, but DAMN.

1:10 PM 4/6/2007
Snarky Lady has come in and gone out, whee! They had no class for her to teach
today. There are cancellations on account of being overstaffed due to clients
pushing job start dates back and back again, so argh, argh, argh.

1:20 PM 4/6/2007
Aha. It's not "being completely clueless about", it's "having completely no control
over", which explains it all. Glee!

1:56 PM 4/6/2007
The old lady who hands out gum is retiring at the end of June! She's such a fixture
around here that it'll be quieter without her. She was out for a month, though, and
she's very old, and she's looking forward to complete retirement.

2:12 PM 4/6/2007
Forward from Guide Dog Aunt, NSFW ascii emoticons.

We all know those cute little computer symbols called "emoticons," where:

:) means a smile and

:( is a frown.

Sometimes these are represented by



Well, how about some "ASSICONS?"
Here goes:

(_!_) a regular ass

(__!__) a fat ass

(!) a tight ass

(_*_) a sore ass

{_!_} a swishy ass

(_o_) an ass that's been around

(_x_) kiss my ass

(_X_) leave my ass alone

(_zzz_) a tired ass

(_E=mc2_) a smart ass

(_$_) Money coming out of his ass

(_?_) Dumb Ass

You have just been e-mooned! Send this to 5 people within the next hour and you will
be blessed with people laughing at your e-mail.

This is NOT a chain letter, so if you don't mail it out, you won't have bad luck.
(But who wouldn't want to e-Moon a friend?)

3:02 PM 4/6/2007
This database loves its mother inappropriately and also is using scientific notation
on things that are supposed to be by-the-gods text strings of numbers. I am
attaining that certain level of frustration with database that indicates that I must
eat my lunch and then shortly call it quits.

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