Dan J.

Full-stack VC and Big Picture Thinker. Certified MUMPS Guru. Better than Lyle.

Apr 2015

Once You Eliminate the Impossible…

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…Whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be XML.

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The Monolith

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“It’ll be a cold day in Hell,” Roger said, “when this system goes down.”

With those words, Roger, Systems Architect, went on sabbatical from Monocorp. The edifice he left behind served its purpose as foretold, until the day Danny O. was pulled out of a meeting by a panicked intern. “Everything is down,” the young man panted, short of breath and sweaty from a brisk dash around the office, trying to find which boardroom the IT team had been assigned for that day’s conference. “Everything! All requests to the web tier are returning some kind of duplicate record error that doesn’t even make sense! We’re dead in the water!”