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First-day-on-the-job dev: I accidentally nuked production database, was instantly fired

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Oh, the stories I could tell...

Oh, the stories I could tell, if only I were allowed to tell them.

Such as the time, while working as a code librarian, that I wiped out 600 man-years (Yes, man-years, as in 30 programmers having worked for 20 years) of work, while doing library maintenance, coupled with a failing disk. Whoopsie! Fortunately, we had multiple backups, including some which were stored off-site. Whew! It shut us down for a day, while we recovered the library, but that (and a round of beers for the system administrator), was a small price to pay. Whew!

Dave

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