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  • way to use the free software. Oracle's nice, but the cost is so prohibitive for the little guy. I might have some search scripts laying around if you wanna look at it.


    What was that other guys problem? You run into those jerks everywhere.
    • Bit OTT surely? No need to call me a jerk. Hmm. Or were you referring to that idiot who posted previous comments to other journal entries?

      I was merely asking after his reasons in using MySQL. It was only due to the mention of having trouble trying to do something that MySQL doesn't support and, as you noted, have to kludge around.

      fwiw, as gizmo noted: Postgres is also nice, and as free as MySQL. Hmm. And has solid transaction support =)

      I tried Oracle - ate my machine. Helps to have more than 128Mb RAM. A
        ---ict / Spoon
      • I'm really sorry if you thought I meant you.
        I was talking about the other guy you mentionned.
        I agree about Postgres. Everyone has there own
        reasons for everytihng they use. I mean
        do people really like to use Word or do
        they have to?
        Again I'm sorry for the confusion. What does
        OTT mean?

        • It's cool. I was halfway through writing a much too nasty reply and suddenly thought "hang on! this is gizmo's journal. it's got that weird guy." Not to worry.

          I've always assumed that people use Word because they either have to or that they don't know any better - or that anything better is too much effort. I mean, I praise LaTeX and TeX to the heavens. Wouldn't live without them. But there's one hell of a learning curve. Now TechWriter, on the other hand, that's a wonderful program. GUI based (not quite
            ---ict / Spoon
          • Great. Now my journal is associated with that weird guy aka Cliffy (I'm guessing) ;-)

            Oh well, we all have burdens to bear. :-)