Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Spooky" coincidences...

Note the highlighted numbers in the screenshot below:

Last week, shortly after posting this set of photos, Blogger's now infamous meltdown occurred, with the system becoming read-only all through Friday 13th as a massive effort to create and restore backups went on in Google HQ's.

And apparently all this was caused by a "data corruption bug" in a "maintenance release". Let this be a sound and timely reminder to all software developers of the value of thorough testing and quality assurance work. Yes, I've been guilty of neglecting this from time to time too, but it's in moments like this where we're reminded to take a second look, and to remember to take adequate precautions.

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