December 2012

RMS hack:   After converting a file that's accessed 24x7 to add an alternate key, a number of programs started crashing because the programmer's testing had failed to uncover that the field that was turned into an alternate key had its value updated under certain conditions... and the FDL used to convert the file specified no changes for that key. And how we recovered. (687 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Cable management:   Recently, I talked about looking for a cable database, and ended up settling for RackTables. Since then, I've ended up becoming a very big fan of this Open Source freeware product. (167 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)