May 2004 Archives

The All Nighter

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A week ago tonight, I was at the office thinking that my product for the Canadians was ready to go and just needed to get on to their servers. This typically takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending if things work.

From the title though, of course it didn't quite happen like that. Russ, Carlos & I worked together to iron out:


  • about 20 places where english was showing where only French should have been showing.

  • about four javascript issues

  • a piece of functionality that got missed in the 2 weeks of testing

  • and at 4am, a piece of functionality that broke when I fixed the item above

Of course the later (or should I say earlier) things got, the slower things got, and unfortunately the more attention I had to pay to what I was doing. Its real easy to make stupid mistakes with our stuff. When it got down to putting into their live webservers, there were of course issues there were some machines couldn't see one another. Unexpected roadblocks again.

At 7:30am, the 'day shift' began to filter in, and fortunately one of the guys that was familiar with their setup arrived to clean up those problems. Managaed to get out of the office around 8:30am, only to get caught in inbound rush hour. Long red lights were hard to stay conscious for.

I didn't have it that bad all told. My coworker Russ stayed through most of the day to have calls with the Canadians. That had to be rough.

Why'd we have to do it? We were kind of finished with things, but hadn't quite cleaned up all the testing. The Canadians owed us some servers to test on, and they had 'em turned on Thursday - giving us only Friday to really test on, but they had an expectation that it'd all work anyway. It did.

I'm glad its behind us, but sure wasn't happy it had to happen. The nice thing about it was Chaz brought some dinner over to us. That was sweet.

Version 1.3

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Well, this is the third version of the web log.
1st was killed by a server migration. 2nd got erased today as Front Page defaulted itself to remove any files it didn't need. Obviously it didn't need a blog, eh?

It may be reinstalled 1 more time if I can't get my console set up the way I like it!

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