Monday, November 25, 2013
Korban Demi Syarikat
Hari Raya Haji was a working day for me. I think my client was quite shrewd to have chosen to go live on the Saturday before it. Any hiccups on the working Monday and one could use the public holiday on Tuesday as a breather to deploy fixes or in the worst case scenarios to fall back to the old system. I came in at 4:00 am only to be told that the host system had not run its batch yet. They had delayed the processing due to a major glitch the day before. Major patching went on till 4:00 am and subsequent transactions were throttled to a snail's pace. Thirteen thousand transactions basically took five hours. Only at 5:00 pm did they begin the host batch. Since it would be another three to four hours, I drove back home to catch some Zs. Took me a while to fall asleep a my mind was quite active. Luckily it rained heavily, think that help me sleep. However, it wasn't very deep sleep. Had a skanky dream about an ang moh twink in my bed. Remember that he had a pleasant face, long-ish blonde hair that sexily draped a part of his face and a lean body. He was entwined in the white sheets and his skin was as smooth as silk. Gave me a wonderful woody. At 8:00 am, I checked with my colleague again in case I make another wasted journey. They advised me to come in at 10:00 am. Since that was the case, I went to have breakfast with mum at Restorang Yoon Ping-- Curry noodles and YTF.
Upon arrival at the office, the tech team notified us that system ran at about 1.0 transaction per second! Bollocks! And we had another 13,000 transactions to post that day before 12:30 pm. Definitely did not make it on time. The whole process trickled way past 6 hours, tinkling like a man with a prostate the size of a Jack o' Lantern. While waiting for it to finish, we went out to lunch at Restoran Kam Heong, PJ State. KH brought me there for lunch some days back (so sweet of him to rescue me from the drudgery of work). He loves the prawn noodles there. Anyway, it was another long day for me and it went on and on and on... It's like babysitting Damien Thorn. Or maybe more like monitoring a patient in the ICU. When the monitors show an alert, people shut and jump and scramble all over the place. Some bosses have remarked that sometimes we looked like a stock exchange. Oh well. Hope things stabilize soon. Wish me luck and keep me in your prayers :D