Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Memo to Self


When one has made coffee using the french press and allowed it to sit on the counter for a period of more than an hour (or, as in the unfortunate incident this morning, two hours and forty-five minutes), there are certain regrettable facts one must then take into consideration. That, for example, the coffee may well have become cold and incredibly bitter between the time one poured the first luscious cup and now.

So in future, when faced with wanting another cup of coffee after a two hour and forty-five minute wrangle with a SQL Server, one may wish to reconsider pouring another cup of the stuff and swinging back a ginormous swallow of it without first taking a wee little taste to see if the above conditions are true.

Especially if one’s system is currently in a ‘delicate’ phase.

Thank you for your immediate and ongoing attention to the above.



Very Herodotus said...

We've just switched from Oracle to SQL Server for the project I'm on now, and man what a memory hog! It uses twice what Oracle uses. I guess it's true what they say - anything you can do, MS can do twice as badly.

PipneyJane said...

Hi Tama

What's a French Press? We probably call them something else over here.

Also, how're you feeling today? Any better?

- Pam

Mother of Chaos said...

It's a dohickey where you put coffee in the bottom and pour boiling water in, let it steep and push down a plunger that (mostly) filters the coffee. One of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_press

And yes! I'm feeling better!! YAY, antibiotics!!!