I'm so proud: tonight I was a part -- I daresay a key part -- of a team that threw away I don't know how much money. $20K? 30? More? I may have even helped my employer lose more than they'll pay me this year.
Why? Well, we all trusted something to be right; even gave it a cursory check. Missed a very key parameter, though (heck, who would have preset that wrong? It can't even be changed without digging deep, deep into firmware and doing a very scary reboot!), and when it came time for it to be there...it wasn't, not quite, and we faffed around for ten minutes of very high-priced time trying to sort it all out.
So proud. Contributed so materially to not catching the problem before it bit us where we sat. Slunk out of there at the end of my shift and I'm giving serious thought to the merits of debarking to Patagonia first thing tomorrow.
Working On A Starship
4 weeks ago