Happy computing

Via Chairman Gruber, this list of rules for happy computing is pretty good. I would, however, add one more:

  • Learn the difference between a spreadsheet and a database. Hint: Microsoft Excel isn’t the latter.

Ironically, since nobody these days owns a copy of Filemaker, the main utility of this rule lies in spotting problems that are too complex/more hassle than they’re worth to complete in Excel. It’s for this reason that I keep fondling the cover of the Ruby on Rails book.

1 Comment

  1. Brilliant, need to get that particular nugget of wisdom painted in very large letters over a certain high ranking person’s desk. You’ll be pleased to hear that Filemaker is alive and well with us!

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