Just a quick handful of miscellaneousness today ...

Jason Mauss never gets invited to the cool parties. He's always stuck reading about them in SQL+ and TOAD while trying to learn the system and look at the database schema ...

From looking at this small shot from their support incident reporting page (found by Rick Harris), it would appear that Business Objects is unaware of the name/value power of the HTML SELECT tag ...

I think that Joel Martinez may win the prize for finding the longest stored procedure name ...

CREATE PROCEDURE PurchaseRequestManagerApprovalRetrieveLowestApprovalOrderNullApprovedOnByPurchaseRequestItemID ...

And Alexandra's colleague wins the prize for over dramatizing the consequences of their parser failing ...

//check for a delimiter
bool unthinkableMayhem = categoryList.indexOf("~") == -1;

And on the subject of one liners ... Jason Fox's predecessor seemed to have a difficult time believing that subtracting and adding one from a number will actually yield a predictable result ...

 theNum = Int((5-1+1) * Rnd + 1)

And finally I'll leave you with one more one-liner that should remind you that the code you work with isn't really that bad ...

<TD ALIGN="left" >
  <IMG SRC='./images/folder.gif' BORDER=0>
  <A STYLE='font: 12pt Arial;color: black;text-decoration:none;' 
     ID="obj<%=Response.Write(x)%>" 
     HREF="Dir.asp?root=<%=Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace(root,"#","%23"),"&","%26"),"+","%2B"),"~","%7E")," ","%20")%>
           &path=<%=Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace(path,"#","%23"),"&","%26"),"+","%2B"),"~","%7E")," ","%20")%>
                 <%=Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace(objItem.Name,"#","%23"),"&","%26"),"+","%2B"),"~","%7E")," ","%20")%>/
           &nav=<%=Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace(nav,"#","%23"),"&","%26"),"+","%2B"),"~","%7E")," ","%20")%>
                <%=Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace(objItem.Name,"#","%23"),"&","%26"),"+","%2B"),"~","%7E")," ","%20")%>\" 
     OnMouseover="change('obj<%=Response.Write(x)%>','red');" 
     OnMouseout="change('obj<%=Response.Write(x)%>','black');">
  <%= objItem.Name %></A><TR>