problem with techies is that there are so many of them around that they assume that everyone understands tech (just like i assume everyone understands IITian English). so they have forgotten to speak in English and use some arbit combination of unix commands (no windows, no M$ remember), vi keywords, and if they want to show some pity, sql statements!
so i send a request to one of our developers asking him for some database. and i get this in reply (it’s confidential so have masked some stuff)
Output from tnsping:
Used TNSNAMES adapter to resolve the alias
Attempting to contact (DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS_LIST = (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP) (HOST = something)
(PORT = 666))) (CONNECT_DATA = (SID = name123) (GLOBAL_NAME = name123.sabre.com)))
Login in as email@example.com
and the guy sits in across the world so can’t even contact him until the evening! bah!