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We had a resource locking issue at work Friday. All of the PCs are linked through a 24 port switch which has a UPS connected to it. The UPS failed, and the accountant kept whining and sniveling about the beeping; she was more annoying than the beeps, frankly. So I unplugged the damned thing and swapped in a backup UPS. Whoops. Now the CMS software AND the Peachtree accounting software refuse to perform a backup. The error reported indicates that another user is in the files requested and the operation can't be performed. Yeah, a locking issue for sure. I was raised to tell the truth, salute the flag, respect my elders, and never lock a record or table, or even maintain an open connection to a database one microsecond longer than needed. Both programs were open on PCs, but neither in use by anyone while I was making the swap, and this should never have happened!
It was simple enough to rename everything called *.lck to something else, but it should never have broke in the first place!
I wish it was a matter of just opening the door . I was carrying bags to put in the passenger seat and I reached over to start it from that side. I shut the door and proceeded to walk around the vehicle to the driver side as I have done 1000 times before. Upon arriving at said destination, I discovered all the doors were locked.
On the up side, I did learn how to "unlock" just about any vehicle with a couple nifty devices that can be purchased on the internet.
Had to do some last minute shopping for the Mrs today. One item was stockings. Did you know that in addition to color, they have a pressure setting too? WTF. As if the crazy color names like camel beige weren't bad enough, you have to know how many hPa she is.
At least it has a number that makes sense. The colors should be defined the same way, in RGB values.