Monthly Archives: June 2009

The stuff-up

It starts with that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach… Then the internal debate begins…

Optimist: “Is it possible I just stuffed up?”

Realist: “Yep, you did.”

Optimist: “But surely it’s not that bad?”

Realist: “Yep, it’s that bad.”

Optimist: “Don’t be silly. I can’t possibly have done something that stupid and careless!”

Realist: “Yep, you did.”

And so the realisation takes hold… you have indeed made the worst blunder of your career… an error so grave that you have taken a global company’s major financial system down for 12 hours during the busiest time of month, impacted up to 300 users worldwide, caused hours of extra work for colleagues late into the night and effected the performance statistics of the team who entrusted you to complete the work.

Oops.

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Back on the wagon…

It seems I have been somewhat remiss in updating my blog. I know in theory that the best time for updates is when I’m having my most interesting adventures, ie when I’m travelling, but somehow I just can’t seem to tear myself away from the fun long enough to write anything meaningful… or anything at all! Will attempt to get some back-blogs from my trip to China and Borneo up and running in the next few weeks.

Back in Melbs again this week. Mother Nature must have heard me complaining about the temperature in NSW the other day and figured I needed to be reminded what cold’s all about… it’s bitter down here!