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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: OT: Happy Friday the 13th!

    On May 13, 4:42*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > OT: Happy Friday the 13th!
    >
    > Are you superstitious?
    >
    > If you are, which superstitions are they?
    >
    > I probably wouldn't walk under a ladder.
    >
    > My sister's birthday is on the 13th so she's had a bunch of Friday the 13th
    > birthdays. She's not superstitious either.
    >
    > Andy


    OMG is IS! Happy Fri 13!

    Superstitious? No. I corrupted a database on Fri 13 once. Printed out
    the transaction log and hung it proudly on my cube wall after
    highlighting the date!

    John Kuthe...

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Happy Friday the 13th!

    John Kuthe <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Superstitious? No. I corrupted a database on Fri 13 once. Printed out
    > the transaction log and hung it proudly on my cube wall after
    > highlighting the date!



    Here's a data disaster not of my doing.

    At work the mini-mainframe used two large winchester disk drives, the
    disks being four or six platters, I forget which.

    One day the dish crashed so the owner, anxious to save the day pulled out
    a backup and inserted it and spun it up and it too immediately crashed.
    It was only then that we realized it was a faulty drive read/write
    mechanism!

    We powered off the drive and put the second backup in the other disk
    drive and got back to work. Chancing the only backup left took a lot of
    guts!!! It made us all extremely nervous. Everyone in the place got a
    grey hair.

    We did have to re-do all the day's work not yet backed up.

    Had we not had two backups, the company could've probably gone out of
    business, 1,000s of customer files irretrievably gone forever!

    It wasn't Friday the 13th. Although thinking back, it should've been!

    Andy

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