16 December, 2007

Go on, guess who...

That data corruption that Ted E. was so quick to shift the blame to me for? It emerged very quietly at a team meeting a couple of weeks later that someone hadn't quite grasped that when they were looking at tabular reports in a database, they were actually looking at live data ... and that blithely deleting the lines they weren't interested in, to make the report easier for them to read, might have unintended consequences.

Of course it also meant that Ted E. could then claim the reports had been fine-tuned, because they were no longer showing data he considered irrelevant.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who gave write access to that idiot in the first place? Seems like time to revoke privs, no?

Lusus Naturae said...

Removing his accounts entirely sounds more appropriate... You know, because having all those extra names in the passwd file made it SO hard to read...

Dr Irony said...

This sounds like giving too much access to those unqualified to have it.

Ask the British government what happens when you do that.