Contingency exercise

For the non techno savvy readers of my blog

1. An event that may occur but that is not likely or intended; a possibility.
2. A possibility that must be prepared for; a future emergency.

For the geeks who are all too familiar with this, I feel your pain. What they do at these exercise is to see if we are ready for any emergency, and believe it or not we weren’t. Something that was supposed to take only 4 hours took the whole of this weekend. So that’s my excuse for not writing a blog. But this exercise was fun though, Murphy’s was proved again and again (“If something can go wrong it will”). It was also fun to see 7 VPs and 3 senior VPs on the same conference call. A server went down and the outage was more than 7 hours which is long by any standard. One thing I must say though they provide some good food when they want you to work the nights.

Well I am off to get some sleep now …

“The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.”


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