Tag: connection


Will you friend me?

Long before Facebook and Twitter and other social networks appeared, the term “friend me” or “friend you” was already in use. In Singapore, the word “friend” can be used as a verb in the bastardised version of English called Singlish. When I was young, and person A did something that person B didn’t like, person […]


If not using the database, please disconnect

I’m maintaining some Windows programs created by the PowerBuilder software. The original developer didn’t plan for the programs to be used by many people. So the instant one of the programs was run, a database connection to the Sybase database was opened. And left there. As more programs were created in this manner (and added […]