I haven’t given up blogging or anything like that. First day at work this week (Tuesday, after the holiday), three of us were told that two of the BMI application servers are going away next week, so we were assigned to migrate a long list of in-house applications from those servers to new servers — ASAP.
If any of you work in IT, you have an idea of what this week was like: a blur of dealing with migration scripts, configuration files, permission issues, broken references, error messages, emails, phone calls, side-by-side troubleshooting sessions, and plenty of four-letter words. (One of my co-workers is from Brazil, so I may have unconsciously picked up some Portuguese swear words.)
If Chareva wants me to crack up once and for all so she can have me committed, she can just wait until I get home tonight and greet me at the door with “Is that the same DLL version as on the old server? Because I’m thinking maybe we need to roll this application back to a previous build and then try making just the config changes again before migrating.”
Anyway, I’ve been getting home late, and with a fried brain. I started a third post on character vs. chemistry but haven’t finished it. I’ll get to it soon.
Meanwhile, we’re not stopping until everything is fixed. That’s character, not chemistry.