Corpse Reviver number 2
@LeoKnepper We are wizards! We write scripts in arcane languages that then come to life and do our bidding a million times over. There is no other profession like it.
Another team: we're getting poor performance to your systems, how long will the outage will be to cluster X.
Us: We retired that cluster three months ago.
Them: Oh yeah, that's how long this has been going on. Why didn't you warn us?
Us: First, we shut the cluster down three months before actually retiring it, so anyone who had a problem would notice, and could tell us about it. Second, we sent out a company-wide email telling everyone we were doing it.
When I was younger, I would do work software projects into the wee hours, every day.
As I got older, I started having more respect for my own time. And I learned that code done after working long hours was generally of lower quality. (Buggy as hell.) So I mostly work my 8-9 hours, then knock off, unless there's an active prod issue.
But still, now and again, some problem or task will stick in my head, and I have to keep going until I solve it.
'A Mathematical Model for the Sounds Produced by Knuckle Cracking'
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