Monday, June 23, 2008

Freudian Slip

I'm in the middle of writing some specifications for a program that I need to write for my customer in Tampa Florida.

There is a database word, "schema" which can indicate many things (normally, it indicates the overall layout of the tables in the database). In this case, it indicates the owner of the database tables. The customer is unsure in which schema I will be creating the tables I need for the program.

So, in the specs, I'm writing "SCHEMA.TABLE_NAME" (e.g "SCHEMA.RUN_CONTROL") so I have a place holder for when the customer determines in which schema the table will be created.

However, when I looked at the document, I noticed that I wrote "SHEMA.RUN_CONTROL." "Schema" is the Jewish word for "hear" and it is used of the phrase "Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God. The Lord is One."

I guess this is one of the hazards of writing technical specs with a religious education.


Phil Snyder


Jill C. said...

Phil, maybe you had Jerusalem on the brain. Are you maybe wishing you were there? ;)

plsdeacon said...

While I would love to be in Jerusalem and to attend GafCon, I don't have the time and I don't move in such circles. I just a lowly deacon in the Diocese of Dallas.

Phil Snyder