BucsFan: sweet question; I'm betting Guru actually started sweating for a second there
GuruZim: I'm betting the strtolower() method is quite a bit cheaper. You'd have to suck it and see to find out, though. You might also want to do a s/\W//g (although you might need the Perl Regex mod for PHP for this) in order to ensure that people can't register stupid variants like GuruZim.
/tarnish... I'm a disturbed and bitter herb, like salt water and parsley... -- Prince Paul
We have about 1000 work stations here at my unnamed company. We are running Windows 2k on everything at this point, which is quite amazing considering that up until late last year when we made the switch they were all running Windows 95. As a former help desk tech for that environment, I can tell you that it was a nightmare.
My real job is as a DBA for Microsoft SQL server along with a lot of minor .asp programming. I support all of our IIS machines here, the Crystal Enterprise and Seagate Info servers, all Crystal Reports installations, and the SQL 7.0 and 2000 installations in this building.
I also do a lot of data transfers out of Oracle machines (our Aspect ACD has an Oracle backend, as does our historical database in our data warehouse which I plunder nightly for work order information). I also have to support the SQL databases that our 3rd party stuff (E-talk, E-Workforce management, WebSense, Vital Suite, etc.) use.
So yeah, some SQL server Just not on my personal stuff. You think I can afford the license for that? MySQL all the way!
The bots have pretty much taken over! Our latest dekamegaclick was collected by the Mediapartners-Google crawler. Only man awake last night was The Guinness. who was closest on either side, but 35 minutes apart with -1045 (!) and +59.