Tue, Jul 26 2005 18:18
You know you are a geek when...
You are standing in the bank and you recognize the exact make and model of the Dell small terminals they are using as teller workstations.
You stand in such a way to see the screensaver so you can see what OS they are running [Windows 2000]
And when the teller is unable to do a search and brings over another teller and says “This is giving me an error message saying I have an ODC error and it's not giving me any results”
...... and you stand there as they are discussing the issue for a bit before piping up and asking “Is that an ODBC error?”
“uh if it's an ODBC error that's indications of an underlying problem connecting to the database and you won't get any results back”
And now two bank tellers are a little more knowledgable about their computer systems and the standard errors that indicate ...just take the money of the person who drove to an ATM to get it and send her on her way and deal with it tomorrow.
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