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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 01/30/2006 :  12:49:37  Show Profile  Send Billkamm an AOL message  Reply with Quote
What is with all the "yak" stuff in these forums?

Cybernetic Yak Master

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Posted - 01/30/2006 :  13:22:30  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
YAK = you are kidding
YAK = a cool animal
YAK = probably graz's obsession

Go with the flow & have fun! Else fight the flow
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White Water Yakist

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Posted - 01/30/2006 :  13:27:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Billkamm

What is with all the "yak" stuff in these forums?

... and you call yourself a Yak Posting Veteran ?
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SQL Slinging Yak Ranger

1537 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2006 :  13:28:53  Show Profile  Visit JimL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We have found the and he is us.

[light bulb] Hey I never did get any royaltys for this design.

Users <> Logic

Edited by - JimL on 01/30/2006 13:30:18
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Not Just a Number

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Posted - 01/30/2006 :  13:48:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do a search on the yak'll find a lot of interesting references...

Lookie what I found



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Chief SQLTeam Crack Dealer

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Posted - 01/30/2006 :  14:04:56  Show Profile  Visit graz's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Heh. Years ago I worked at a company that was a little tight on cash. Somebody asked how much something cost and I replied that it was like 800 yak hooves. Nobody had any yak hooves so we couldn't buy it. Problem solved.

Later I began to pay bonuses in yak hooves which could be traded for beer and other sundry items. The exchange rate was always a little sketchy depending on the time of night, how much I'd had to drink, etc.

The cofounder of the site and one of my first authors were both part of the underground yak hoof economy. So the yak meme just followed us. It just seemed like a good way to make the site less stuffy.

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One crisis at a time.
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Aged Yak Warrior

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Posted - 05/08/2007 :  11:54:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
great story
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Doug G
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 05/14/2007 :  21:12:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always thought it referred to an old song by the Coasters :)

Doug G
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