Wednesday Oct 10, 2007

Oops, where the DR consultant?

It started early when we turned up back stage to discover that two of our backstage laptops had been stolen. The security cables connecting nut had been smashed. The disastrous thing was that one of them had the SMS management software on it, and we had automated the feed from SMS into the database.

Over the last few days, we have adopted a permanent beta approach to our software (, or we like to flatter ourselves that we have, which meant that no-one knew how it works). I suspect we are on the third iteration of the software. This was exploited by one of my 'so-called' friends had guessed the database password, so we had, failed to, change(d) it the night before and none of the management software could log into the database. We looked completely shagged.

However, Rob Holt implemented our fall back plan for SMS and got version one of the software working, and was joined by Simon Cook who arrived just in time and allowed us to get the current version up an running. As John Greaves walked onto the stage, we were ready to go. It was a truly exciting 45 minutes.

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