flexibeast.space - gemlog - 2020-09-15

You think you have debugging problems?

A legendary story in the annals of diagnosing ICT issues is "The case of the 500-mile email":

which the problem was that emails couldn't be sent further than around 500 miles.

Here's a bug in software related to CERN's LEP particle accelerator that was, in fact, literally caused by the phase of the moon:

reminded me of the old somethingofthatilk.com comic about the blame chain in computing:



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