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odd
odd

My t-shirt selfie.

SQL humor t-shirt.
nickkaczmarek
nickkaczmarek

@odd I love this. Of course the programmer in me is like but how can we optimize this SQL?!?!

odd
odd

@nickkaczmarek Yes! 😂

pimoore
pimoore

@odd Clearly you ran that query against my database. 😂

odd
odd

@pimoore Ooops! 😅 When users don’t have a clue, it’s 99% certain that management haven’t prioritized adequate education and not set aside IT person hours for it though.

Archimage
Archimage

@odd when 99% of users don’t have a clue, your product isn’t designed well.

odd
odd

@Archimage Oh, yes that might also been the answer. It depends if it is a single page app or for instance a multi-layered case worker app connected to many off-site databases. I could argue these could be implemented to be easier to understand as well, but they are often legacy systems.

Archimage
Archimage

@odd Legacy systems, almost by definition, should have users who know how to use the system. They’ve been around long enough for people to have figured them out. It’s the new users you have to worry about.

odd
odd

@jeannie Thanks! I got it many years ago. It’s a bit chauvinistic, but it’s a comfy heavy cotton t-shirt.

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odd
odd

@Archimage Yes, the example I thought of was when i was job training in Social Services, (social security case worker dept.) and most users there knew maybe one or two screens, and didn’t want to mess with something they didn’t know the outcome of. These are high data-density screens, and when there were one new screen implemented, everyone was sent on a two-day course to learn the new screen, myself included. Because I, unlike the 50-70yo women working there, wasn’t afraid of checking out the system, and based on prior knowledge and educated guesses, knew how it was built up, I understood the new screen within minutes the first day.

hjalm
hjalm

@odd That shirt is a beautiful thing. Feels like 127.0.0.1

odd
odd

@hjalm Hehe, I had the doormat with “There’s no place like 127.0.0.1” on it. Also from ThinkGeek.