And It Is A Friday

November 27th, 2020 Comments off

I know… the absolute worst case scenario, whilst performing an upgrade/change.

– We thought about everything? (Hopefully…).

– Are we ready to commit this upgrade?

– Yes.

– Months of planning and testing. Someone (you) need to press “Enter” at some point. Push the upgrade onto the farm; system-wide upgrade on 10000:s opon 1000:s of machines and they say what?

Nooooooo, mista/missus not today! There is no way this is happening today, ever! And if the database is unwilling to communicate with the rest of the lot? Then it is going to be the worst day in your (working) in your entire life.

I am hosted and has been for many, many years by In my option they have the best customer care in the World. Accurate and honest information. I can see and do know something about the severity of the problems. And that is exactly the information that I’m being given.

– We have problems and we’re working hard at solving them. At the current time I’m not in a position to give you a time, but rest assured that we are doing everything we can to solve the problems.

That is, in fact all I want to hear. Because, I know how complicated the systems are and I’ve been there… what am I supposed to do know? With the machine… What have I (we) missed, overlooked not thought about? The database stopped working? The database will not connect?

So many lines of code… and one single character will break the whole thing. The difference between the nicest day in the park or on the lake or… the darkest pit you ever have seen.

What is wrong this time? Don’t know… I dedicate this to all DevOps in the World. Oh, my Lord, the stress.

Because I know, so just keep calm and just try to remember that in the end of the day they’re just machines. Lives are not at stake.

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November 27th, 2020 Comments off

No commnent or just f**in’ do it!

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An Extremly Loud Sound

November 27th, 2020 Comments off

Reminiscing, a long time ago in a completely different time-set.

– It to be used in emergency only! Never ever use it if it is not an emergency.

– Mm, It’s just a small can with a horn. How much noise can that little can make, really?

– What do you think? I’ll press the button and we’ll see what happens?

– We’re not supposed to do that. It is for emergency only?

– I know. but don’t you want to find out? What kind of noise the little can really make?

– … I do.

I pressed the button and it was and is the loudest (strongest, as always in awe and recognition of Dr Elblaus) sound that I have ever heard in my entire life!

I remember seeing the air in front of the horn being distorted (invection/convection), seeing the air transformed by the sound in it self… The sound was much, much, so much louder than I could ever have imagined. And I remember getting scared and fascinated at the same time.

– Wow! But, do you think anyone heard that? Will we be detected/found out/be in trouble know*?

– It to be used in emergency only! Never ever use it if it is not an emergency.

A was a very long time ago. In the bay around; noon or slightly thereafter… but you still need to try, right?

– Did you or have you ever done that again?

– No, it was just the one time (thus far) in a lifetime. The mighty foghorn.

Dedicated to my dear cousin. I remember, a lot of things…

When we tried the foghorn.

* As far I remember (I might be mistaken) I don’t think that the foghorn incident has ever been commented on. That being said my memory is sometimes faulty as is everyone else’s at times.

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Left Behind XI

November 27th, 2020 Comments off

In really close proximity… as matter of fact it’s in my cellar and in the series…

It always makes me wonder. What happened the instant before someone decided “- I’m not wearing these shoes no more this day/night!”. Did a spare pair exist somewhere or did nature have its causal way?

Please see: Left Behind Series.

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Where’s My Ride At II?

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A Thing Of Beauty X

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Where’s My Ride At?

November 21st, 2020 Comments off

Well? Please see: Where’s My Ride At II?

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I Have Not One, But Two…

November 19th, 2020 Comments off

I have two… machines running. TOSHIBA Leading Innovation.

One’s faith is somewhat unknown (Stig’s) and it is running WIN95 (experimental). The other one (black and shiny) has been to West Africa… it’s currently running Ubuntu 18.04.

My father left me alone in his home town… he did not tell me he was leaving. He left me in Africa. He was as kind as he was hard. You need to do better… you need to try harder… always. Again?

They halted manufacturing laptops.

Related, I have always wanted to go to Japan, specifically to Tokyo, to the land of the Samurai and now it seems like everyone has been there, except for me…

Bushido: The Soul of Japan – Inazō Nitobe – 1900

Ref: a sad, sad day: Toshiba shuts the lid on laptops after 35 years.

Ref: admission is free: TOSHIBA MIRAI KAGAKUKAN.

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