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18 July 2016 @ 09:59 pm
Of work and vegetables  
Walked into work this morning to find that the weekend's system upgrade was the exact reverse. What a mess! The only thing that was working as it should was outlook, and even that gave up the ghost mid-afternoon. And it was a systems-wide issue, too, impacting every department. Customer Care got hammered by callers who couldn't transfer funds into or out of their accounts, Settlements couldn't do disbursements for loan settlements, we couldn't move loans through to Final Approval. It was the same story everywhere. Our guys in Manila had it even worse than us; their servers are pretty slow at the best of times but today everything was timing out on them. I do hope tomorrow is better, while also feeling sorry for the poor IT guys who will be putting in an all-nighter to get things up and running by tomorrow.

We seem to be suffering from a broccoli shortage at present. I couldn't get any locally yesterday; the kids tried at their supermarket but couldn't get any, and there was none to be found in the supermarkets in the CBD either. It's odd; every other kind of veggie you could think of was there for the taking but no broccoli. I can't think of what kind of event would wipe out only broccoli while leaving all other crops standing.
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
Fiorenza_afiorenza_a on July 18th, 2016 12:52 pm (UTC)

Spooky, broccoli...

Our computers never work consistently well, we've given up expecting - although complete outages are thankfully rare, it's more constant rolling niggles.

I have had to learn to love broccoli - I do eat it on purpose now - and even enjoy it - but I wouldn't be devastated if it faded away...

Edited at 2016-07-18 12:53 pm (UTC)
miwahni: MFU Illya Sulkingmiwahni on July 19th, 2016 11:37 am (UTC)
"Constant rolling niggles" is our default setting; our current problems are on a whole new scale.

I love broccoli but only buy it when the kids are coming over for dinner. Lately that's been every Sunday night, which is lovely.
Merlin Pendragon: Computer lovemrlnpndrgn on July 18th, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
Sorry for your computer woes. And even more so for your IT persons!

We never had that kind of very bad, every one affected, post-upgrade Monday, but they were still kind of stressful :-/

miwahni: MFU Keep Calm Open Channel Dmiwahni on July 19th, 2016 11:38 am (UTC)
We've never had one go as badly awry as this one. We were migrated over to the backup servers today while the IT guys worked on the main ones. Slow as a wet week but at least we could get stuff done.
Trepkostrepkos on July 18th, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
Upgrades - the bane of our lives.
miwahni: AoTB hugmiwahni on July 19th, 2016 11:39 am (UTC)
Along with Mondays, and income tax. :-)
byslantedlight: BD AllHallowsEve (empty_mirrors)byslantedlight on July 18th, 2016 02:20 pm (UTC)
Ha - maybe the two are linked... some computer upgrade somewhere brought down the entire broccoli supply... *vbg*

Gaaah, for major computer breakdowns, though - I always think we're relatively lucky that thins work as well as they do, really...!
miwahni: Random Computer says nomiwahni on July 19th, 2016 11:40 am (UTC)
The way that everything is interrelated today you may be closer to the truth than you realise.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FUCK TECHdraycevixen on July 18th, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
Everyone here groans out loud every time they mention a forthcoming upgrade and it always takes ages to get everything straightened out so you have my sympathies.

Your broccoli shortage saddens me.
miwahni: Pros Ouchmiwahni on July 19th, 2016 11:43 am (UTC)
*points to your Spock icon* Yep, that pretty-well sums it up. Most upgrades are done on a Wednesday night but this was a major one - we often have niggly things after an implementation but this went spectacularly tits-up.

All is good - broccoli back in the supermarket today, at least in the city.

Apparently one cannot buy baby spinach in Canberra at the moment, due to "the weather conditions in Qld". Weather conditions have been warm and mild; baby spinach must need frosts or something then.