April 29th, 2004


Baaaaaa, I'm a sheep!

1. Go into your LJ's archives.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.

"The time of day is... 10:17 AM EDT"

Sooooo close! Except for the time zone difference....
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Paraphrased conversation:

Cow-orker: I just deleted all the files from the data servers. How do I clean up the metadata now?
Me: You shouldn't delete file from the data servers. You should go through the exposed drive.
Cow-orker: That's slow. It's a lot faster to delete it from the data servers. But how do I clean up the metadata?
Me: You've destroyed the system.
Cow-orker: But how do I clean up the metadata?
Me: Try deleting it through the exposed drive.
Cow-orker: But it'll be slow!
Me: No, the utilities that do the deletion are stupid, hence slow.
Cow-orker: I'm deleting through Explorer.
Me: That's slow.
Cow-orker: Can't I just delete the metadata?
Me: Nope, not on the new platform.

Just a bit later:

Cow-orker: It failed to delete a directory.
Me: You did something unsupported.
Cow-orker: I should file an SCR.
Me: You did something unsupported, therefore no, you shouldn't.
Cow-orker: But it's broken!
Me: Because you broke it!
Cow-orker: How do I fix it?
Me: I'm not sure how. Ask System Integration.
Intern: Create a new metadata directory, change over to it, then delete the old metadata.
Co-worker: How do I do that?
Intern: First...

As I run back to my office...
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