Haven’t We Been Here Before?

Zombyboy err… ressurects an old meme:

The rules:
Here are the rules:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

Okee-Dokey then:

Therefore, one call to DB::isError() is still necessary in your program to see whether the connection succeeded. Once that’s taken care of, however, you can call setErrorHandling() and not scatter the rest of your program with DB::isError() calls. The section “Fixing Database Errors” in Chapter 12 explains how to have setErrorHandling() print out a customized message when there is a database error.

Compelling, I know.

3 Responses to “Haven’t We Been Here Before?”

  1. zombyboy says:

    I’m starting to think that too many computer geeks read my site. Most of the people that responded seemed to reference databases, programming, or some other geek-based book.

    I’m impressed.

  2. Matt says:

    Ah, well I’m on the computer at the desk. If I was on the couch with the laptop it would have been P.J O”Rourke.

    But, yeah, if I’m near a computer there’s generally a pile of computer books close at hand.

  3. Prince of Dirkness says:


    Just for your amusement I actually followed the rules.

    Here’s what I posted:

    “Always self-centered, pride is never more so than when it is hurt. But other forms of suffering can produce selfless courage. They can widen our circles of compassion, putting us in closer touch with those who suffer as we do and far more, the world around –provided our lives are rooted and grounded in the secure knowledge of God’s love for us.”

    Credo by William Sloane Coffin, who is apparently a well-known krackpot lefty asshat.