Comments on: Gauge charts in SQL or How to produce the world's ugliest speedometers https://technology.amis.nl/2007/05/10/gauge-charts-in-sql-or-how-to-produce-the-worlds-ugliest-speedometers/ Friends of Oracle and Java Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:37:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 By: Lucas Jellema https://technology.amis.nl/2007/05/10/gauge-charts-in-sql-or-how-to-produce-the-worlds-ugliest-speedometers/#comment-4596 Mon, 14 May 2007 12:40:25 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=1937#comment-4596 Niall,

You got it exactly right of course. It’s the fun of thinking it up, setting yourself the challenge and proving you can do it. It’s probably in the same category as running the marathon or climbing high mountains – not that I would want to compare my result with such achievement of course. But to do pointless things to have fun and/or meet the challenge you set yourself – that is basically it.

Lucas

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By: Peter K https://technology.amis.nl/2007/05/10/gauge-charts-in-sql-or-how-to-produce-the-worlds-ugliest-speedometers/#comment-4595 Sat, 12 May 2007 18:59:48 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=1937#comment-4595 Good one but me thinks someone got too much time on their hands and need to get a life. 😀 😀

Laurent, sure it might be a good interview question but I would question the intent of the interviewer if such a question comes up in an interview.

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By: Niall Litchfield https://technology.amis.nl/2007/05/10/gauge-charts-in-sql-or-how-to-produce-the-worlds-ugliest-speedometers/#comment-4594 Fri, 11 May 2007 16:27:33 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=1937#comment-4594 Why would you waste time an effort on this. To exercise your brain. And let’s face producing completely pointless reports is so much more fun if it was you that came up with the desire for them in the first place. :)

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By: SwitchBL8 https://technology.amis.nl/2007/05/10/gauge-charts-in-sql-or-how-to-produce-the-worlds-ugliest-speedometers/#comment-4593 Fri, 11 May 2007 12:29:18 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=1937#comment-4593 Aren’t charts to make things clearer by showing data in something the eye/brain can recognize in an instant? So….the above is a neat trick, but only for the purpose of showing off. What’s the use? Please enlighten me, because I’m totally missing the point why you would waste your time and talent on this.

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By: Laurent Schneider https://technology.amis.nl/2007/05/10/gauge-charts-in-sql-or-how-to-produce-the-worlds-ugliest-speedometers/#comment-4592 Fri, 11 May 2007 10:45:11 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=1937#comment-4592 A perfect interview question with the additional requirement to use the model clause 😈

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By: Luc Bors https://technology.amis.nl/2007/05/10/gauge-charts-in-sql-or-how-to-produce-the-worlds-ugliest-speedometers/#comment-4591 Fri, 11 May 2007 10:01:35 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=1937#comment-4591 Duh………you might consider to sell some of your time to me 😉 Looks like you have plenty….
Anyway, nice job.

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By: opensourcereader https://technology.amis.nl/2007/05/10/gauge-charts-in-sql-or-how-to-produce-the-worlds-ugliest-speedometers/#comment-4590 Fri, 11 May 2007 00:15:41 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=1937#comment-4590 You know you are totally insane, don’t you ? :)

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By: Jan https://technology.amis.nl/2007/05/10/gauge-charts-in-sql-or-how-to-produce-the-worlds-ugliest-speedometers/#comment-4589 Thu, 10 May 2007 18:19:56 +0000 http://technology.amis.nl/blog/?p=1937#comment-4589 OMG

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