• NULLPTR (unregistered)

    Select * from NULL;

  • Function (unregistered)

    function comment(comment) { return comment; }

  • LCrawford (unregistered) in reply to NULLPTR

    Actually it was SELECT ATM0/0/0 AS DefaultRoute ON

  • NULLPTR (unregistered) in reply to LCrawford

    Comment from me was intended to block a certain type of default comment

  • Sandman (unregistered)

    Rube Goldberg would be proud

  • (nodebb)

    I think TRWTF here is that ATM data is fed by an Excel spreadsheet, but since I am not in banking, WTF do I know, right?

  • masonwheeler (github)

    Ah the joys of fragile development.


  • anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Bananafish

    In this case ATM does not refer to a cash dispensing machine but part of how internet connections work (I am not exactly sure what part). Note that the first sentence says that the person works for an ISP.

    The story kind of makes sense either way though.

  • Angela Anuszewski (google) in reply to anonymous

    ATM - "Asynchronous transfer mode", an alternative to Internet Protocol (IP) mostly used in digital telephony before the days of internet telephones.

  • WTFGuy (unregistered)

    Here's why/how the routing data gets to this ISP via Excel: https://xkcd.com/2116/

    Remember always that most enterprise workers are working around their automation, not with it. Sorta like this, but substitute "non-techie office worker" for "relative": https://xkcd.com/763/

    Tech-clueless fools are the ultimate glue that connects all our disparate systems together. Scary.

  • jrob (unregistered)

    just have to say this: I don't see why "agile" gets dragged into the story. Any process should prevent this, and any process can be tortured into letting this happen. Did quick and dirty fixes originate with agile? I would be surprised.

  • (nodebb) in reply to anonymous

    Don't know how I missed that. But you're right -- it does make sense either way. Well..... It makes sense that the initial load might be a spreadsheet. But periodic updates...?

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