April 5th, 2003

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

When it rains...

So, we had our great big release tonight. Our recent releases have gone very well and we've finished them ahead of schedule. This one was different.

We had a serious hardware error on our main database server which required significant effort to fix, followed by lots of effort to rebuild the software on the box and make it happy again. Unfortunately that was a job that a few of us could do and the rest had to sit around waiting for it to be done. Each time we thought we had things working again something else broke.

But, it's now midnight and I'm home and the upgrade is finished and I can try to relax.