awfulhorrid: (Default)
As swiped from CMERUN12

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favourite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

It often happens, though, that this value is reference on many different forms, so that each reference has to be accompanied by the data validation code. If a programmer gets the validation code wrong, or simply ignores or forgets the validation altogether, you risk accepting invalid data into your database. If the validation rules change, you have to visit each form that contains a reference to the data item and change the validation code.

Now contrast this scenario with validation within a property procedure. The form can attempt to assign a nonvalidated value to the property, and the property procedure will validate the data and accept or reject it. The validation for this data item is thereby centralized. Any form can use the property, and you can be certain that only validated data is accepted into the database.

Wow. Moving stuff, isn't it? How about that character development in just two-half paragraphs? Hasn't the plot gripped you yet and moved you to the edge of your seat?
awfulhorrid: (Night Owl)
All of the items on the order I placed yesterday are listed as "In Stock" so why are you listing a potential ship date of 15-MAY-2008? Get it in gear! I want my Kids in the Hall and Mel Brooks damnit!
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I'm considering writing some basic reviews of books or A/V media here in my LJ. I'd like to know if there would be any interest in this. These would probably be unlocked posts since I would be including Amazon associate links to the reviewed items.

(Yeah, I can post reviews to Amazon, but most of those tend to be fairly useless.)

Good idea? Bad idea?
awfulhorrid: (Pyrite)
Er ... or something like that!

We're getting a large number of packages, many of them from Amazon. (At this point I think Amazon employees may start naming children after me.) So it wasn't a particular suprise when I received two Amazon packages addressed to me on Wednesday. The first was an expected present for a friend, ok, mark receipt of package off my list and put it on the pile To Be Wrapped.

I opened the second and noticed that it was already wrapped. "Oh great," I though, "they sent one of the packages that was supposed to be shipped directly to the recipient to me instead!" Then I looked at the card ... no, this one was actually for me.

Now my biggest joy this year is actually being able to give more easily, but that doesn't mean I wasn't delighted that Rileybear67 sent me a copy of I'm Just Here for the Food: Version 2.0! Woohoo!

Oh, while I promise I won't become a fundamentalist I will certainly be happy to cook for you!
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"... and ogres preferred human women to be delicate and cuddly, thinking of them more as pets one could fornicate with than as lifelong mates." -- In The Company of Ogres by A. Lee Martinez
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Blah, blah, blah ... you've already seen the text for this one. (Included in the cut for reference.) My comments follow the list.

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