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How a tiny slip can lead to big delays

November 17, 2011 3 comments

A tiny slip can lead to big delays. Late yesterday evening, I had to go from the Courtyard in Foster City to the Marriott in San Mateo, a distance of only 3.3 miles according to Google Maps (http://g.co/maps/2bry9). I made one wrong turn in the dark and the 3.3 mile trip suddenly ballooned into a 22.8 mile trip (http://g.co/maps/ae7sq). Zoom out a bit in Google Maps to get a better picture. Not funny, if I only say so myself.

Notes to self for the next major production change:

  1. Entertain the team with the above anecdote.
  2. Check if we are using an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure).
  3. Check if the person executing the SOP has practiced it.
  4. Check if there is ample slack time in the change window.
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Twas the night before Christmas

December 23, 2010 1 comment

Twas the night before Christmas when all through a house in Woodside, CA not a sound could be heard but a Bloomberg Game Changers video about Larry Ellison.

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