[ANSTHRLD] baronial service awards

Mike Wyvill wyvillmike at hotmail.com
Wed May 9 14:43:31 PDT 2007

The searchable OP certainly does as shown by the attached file for my entry. 
It certainly sounds as if this should be a two step process, awards separate 
from devices if this is something that should be tracked. Assuming that 
tracking of devices and names are desirable.

Engenulf de Vienville

>From: Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com>
>Reply-To: "Heralds List, Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA,  Inc." 
><heralds at lists.ansteorra.org>
>To: "Heralds List, Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA,  Inc." 
><heralds at lists.ansteorra.org>
>Subject: Re: [ANSTHRLD] baronial service awards
>Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 16:06:43 -0500 (CDT)
>I want to leave aside the excellent notion of making sure everyone's
>OP entries are correct.
>On Wed, 9 May 2007, Mike Wyvill <wyvillmike at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > To make sure that all records are updated as much as possible. I for
> > example am listed as not having a device or name although both were
> > registered May of 2005.
>There's a general principle of database design that data should be
>maintained in only one place.  If it's useful in other contexts, they
>should have pointers to the real location, or have a copy ("cache")
>that is *automatically and immediately* updated upon change or use.
>There is a herald who maintains a (more or less) current database of
>name and armory registrations.  His title is Morsulus Herald, not
>I gather from the above that the OP stores registered name and armory
>info.  That should not be done, because it will become out of date
>almost immediately (propagating bad info) and it's duplication of effort.
>Danyell de Linccolne
>Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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