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Signs of the sickness

2007-07-10 10:43:51.088493+00 by meuon 5 comments

You know you've been geeking too much when:

You are creating/updating complex HTML web pages (tables, css, images and/or javascript) served from MySQL via PHP, from a MySQL prompt. And it works.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-10 16:45:33.109586+00 by: ebradway

You know your geeky when you are both impressed by meuon's abilities and frightened once you realize that was a live system...

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-10 17:18:40.740388+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I was reading something recently about a "startup in a weekend" with some huge number of people who descended on a hotel and tried to build some sort of system (in Java...) before midnight on Sunday, and I thought "Meuon, Eric and me in some mix of PHP and Perl and we'd have time to go someplace nice on Sunday afternoon..."


#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-10 19:06:11.302964+00 by: spc476

We have a customer that uses osCommerce, and everytime he asks for a change, I find it easier to do from a MySQL prompt than use the so called “Administrator Panel.” I think that says enough about the usability of osCommerce.

Besides, you know you've been geeking too much when you write your own computer langauge to solve a one-shot problem.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-10 21:51:25.639222+00 by: meuon

Eric, hard to believe, but it was not a full production system.. I've learned SOME lessons over the years.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-14 06:11:24.119749+00 by: Shawn [edit history]

Not quite the same, but along similar lines, I still remember when I reached the point of having spent about a week coding a new application and it compiled/linked without errors the first try.