May 25, 2017

Backup, Backup, and Backup!

One of my good developers buzzed me on Skype this morning and said that he accidentally executed a MySQL command that reset the user API credit to 0. While it’s really frustrating and a heavy business loss for us, it’s important to realise that your developers are people too. We all make mistakes and how you treat them today will be something they will remember for a long time. Be forgiving but don’t be foolish to not learn a lesson from it.

I read time and time again about the importance of backups but when we all have a million tasks ahead of us, backup is the last thing we think of. Unfortunately, my developer forgot to take a backup before executing a MySQL query that wiped out all account usage from our customers. What a crazy day.

May 19, 2017

End of the Week Conversation at Work

When you are single, but you feel like the love guru, so you start dishing out advice about things you have no clue about. This is one of my software developers getting advice from clearly the wrong person haha. Hopefully, he won’t “fall” for her. We’ll know soon enough.

And lady, whoever you are, please don’t take my best man away and his precious valuable time. I need him to solve some of those “head-banging” software bugs.

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