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[Jan. 30th, 2004|11:15 am]
Roy Janik
So I should have figured that someone in India would be better at existential poetry than me.
It's a tradition of mine to write a haiku when submitting design docs to the teamroom.

Here was mine, related to writing SQL database queries:

There are many ways
To write a given query.
The path is unclear.

Not my best work, I admit, but I was happy with actually working in some deeper themes.

This morning I got a response from the lead developer in India, who will be taking my design and writing the actual policies and so forth-
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Hi Roy
The perfect query
Would never be revealed
But for the unclear path.

Cheers!
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which is just fucking fantastic. Granted, he didn't slavishly stick to the 5/7/5 syllable count, but maybe in the original Indian he did. Or maybe it doesn't matter.
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From: u34km3
2004-01-30 11:28 am (UTC)
heh. That's awesome!
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[User Picture]From: ueyfeuor
2004-01-30 04:51 pm (UTC)
"re-veal-ed" maybe? Pronouncing the "-ed" as a separate syllable makes it seven.

SELECT response FROM poetry WHERE scheme="haiku" AND topic="SQL";

Hrm, maybe you know: is it standard programming practice to create SQL maps by making a meta-table whose entries are the names of tables holding the actual data? I just sorta worked my way to that solution after being frustrated with the limited ways of organizing data in MySQL.
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[User Picture]From: oculiferous
2004-01-31 10:27 pm (UTC)

5/7/5

The perfect query
Would never be revealed but
For the unclear path.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2004-02-03 09:16 am (UTC)

Re: 5/7/5

damn, you're right.
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