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Be thankful, be very thankful, here in Asia they eat some decidedly smelly crap for breakfast. There is a sticky rice they have that stinks like dog sh*t, not I'm not exaggerating, first time I smelt it I was looking for the stray dog in the office.
Some people bring it in at sparrows fart, I start early, and it stinks out the entire floor. I have been known to leave the office on those occasions.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Although DevOps goes some way to bridging the mindset differences between Programmers and Infrastructure Engineers, we still have quite a way to go apparently. As a programmer, I often get called a cowboy by my Infrastructure colleagues, but this one was pure gold.
I was recently performing some remote work for a client in Adelaide Australia, which is known to get a little hot on occasions, when my remote connection suddenly dropped out. I tethered my phone and checked my email to find this:-
Sent: Friday, 19 January 2018 4:44 PM
Subject: Server shut down due to hot weather
Some servers have got too hot and have shut down. This unfortunately means the Customer Server Web server i.e. Work Order system is down.
We are leaving them off for ~15 minutes while we run fans over them & will then try powering them back up.
A company I once worked with had the opposite.
A customer wanted a computer in a cooling cell at -25C and colder (I can't remember why they couldn't just place it outside the cell).
We called one of our associates who build a custom box that was pretty well isolated and had a small heating element.
If the temperature dropped to a certain degree the heater would turn on and made sure the computer didn't freeze (literally)
Like most things, some are batter and others fall flat.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
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