Calibrating the Matrix...
Reticulating Splines...
T minus Anytime Now...

Only the high demand wasn't something I was looking for...

This comic is no lie. Well the TPS reports aren't real, but the rest is the truth. The story goes like this: 

A young developer, who had no local family, had already celebrated Christmas, and so on Christmas Eve, for some unexplicable reason, he thought it was a good idea to do some work. Furthermore he took it upon himself to run what he thought was a minor update to BOTH of our firewalls AT THE SAME TIME!!!! Which of course means that HA was completley shot at this point. Needless to say, something broke. The update hosed both firewalls and our entire network was down. 

I get the alerts from Nagios (our network monitor) at 11pm on Christmas Eve. Yep, after the children were all snuggled in their beds, with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, Dad was on his way to the data center to fix some stupid developers idiotic mistakes.  It pretty much felt like I was working in the IT department of Reynholm Industries all the time.

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There was also little to no sympathy for my dilemma from upper management and it actually became a joke around the office after that. This pretty much did it in for me. Final nail in the coffin, straw that broke the camels back and all of that jazz. 

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