Actually yes I'll always do this as well, however I also tend to just a select * into tablename_date just in case as well.
2804 posts • joined 30 Dec 2010
Just what is the poop capacity of an unladen sparrow? We ask because one got into the office and left quite a mess
Re: Yeah Virgin customer service!
Only problem is when they have one script that is also the wrong script.
One of my first ADSL providers was a reseller, I used it with a router and one day it stopped working. The person on the phone had a script for a USB modem and couldn't respond to me going I don't have a USB modem I have a Router. After 30 minutes of getting no-where and trying to follow the script with the usual I don't have a USB ADSL Modem I can't create the connection that way I slammed the phone down. Phoned back that's when I realised it was a one man band outsourced helpline even back then.
As I worked for an ISP helpline at the time I thought I'll call next day, but first I put my number into the ADSL checker and that's when I discovered the problem was they had disconnected me. Phoned and got the same crap, asked for supervisor and apparently there wasn't one. Thought screw it signed up where I work, cancelled the direct debit and that's when someone called and asked why I had cancelled the direct debit. They threatened to disconnect me straight away, I obviously responded that they had already disconnected me which is why they were getting no more money from me.
Visual Basic 6 returns: You've been a good developer all year. You have social distanced, you have helped your mom. Here's your reward
Vivaldi update unleashes the 'Cookie Crumbler' to simply block any services asking for consent (sites may break)
Home office setup with built-in boiling water tap for tea and coffee without getting up is a monument to deskcess
NASA sets the date for first helicopter flight on another planet – and the craft will carry a piece of history
Someone defeated the anti-crypto-coin-mining protection for Nvidia's 'gamers only' RTX 3060 ... It was Nvidia
OVH founder says UPS fixed up day before blaze is early suspect as source of data centre destruction
Fear the Walking Edge: Desktop support pulled, but legacy browser lingers on in Surface Hub, Xbox, HoloLens
Brave buys a search engine, promises no tracking, no profiling – and may even offer a paid-for, no-ad version
Rookie's code couldn't have been so terrible that it made a supermarket spontaneously combust... right?
Groupware is not dead! HCL drops second beta of Notes/Domino version 12 and goes all low-code and cloudy
Re: Dedicated desktop clients will be less important thanks to improved web design
I must be missing something, all our nsf applications and IBM's own nsf applications worked in a web browser and looked the same as within the client (Lotus Notes 5 and 6 I am sure it was for our nsf applications before they were migrated)
Dedicated desktop clients will be less important thanks to improved web design
Eh that's weird, in my opinion ever since Version 8 the web browser client especially for email was pretty good (Also removed the odd occurrence where you pressed to press Ctrl + Break when an agent went belly up in the NSF).
Was very useful when 9 came out, there was a huge jump in requirements and the web client on lower end machines ran far better.
The Linux box that runs the exec carpark gate is down! A chance for PostgreSQL Man to show his quality
Did anyone tell Logitech about lockdown? Biz launches pricey video chat kit for office conference rooms and 'huddle spaces'
Considering we are converting more space for meeting spaces as we don't expect everyone to come back, our office is being turned into more of a conference centre so we've brought some of this kit and shoved it and a screen on a cart so they can be used anywhere in the building.
I have to assume other companies are doing the same.
Extreme Networks misses death-of-Flash deadline, suggests winding back PC clocks to keep its GUI alive
Top tip from the original Task Manager taskmaster: Don't put your phone number on that debug message box
Remember Ask Jeeves? It's still alive, kinda, and Google seems keen to show it the door once and for all
Pure frustration: What happens when someone uses your email address to sign up for PayPal, car hire, doctors, security systems and more
Yup I can't get rid of an Apple account someone signed up and set their phone to.
Why don't websites verify emails instead of blindy using them and why have an online support which tells you to phone only to be told use the online support.
I just click the report spam button on every Apple email I now get.
The nightmare is real: 'Excel formulas are the world's most widely used programming language,' says Microsoft
HP CEO talks up HP-ink-only print hardware and higher upfront costs for machines that use other cartridges
Currys PC World website crumples into unscheduled maintenance as shoppers chase latest gaming machines
YouTube is going to splash adverts all over your videos, and won't pay creators unless there's a big enough audience
Worst fan noise on laptops
When the part number sticker of the HP cooling fan came off and got stuck, they made a high pitched sound and it happened where I work 3 times (I think most often in HP ProBook 6550b's).
First time found when replacing the fan and the sticker fell out, next 2 times I looked in the fan and it was the same.
Weird thing is one person couldn't be bothered to report it so drove everyone around them mad.