When I first read about him in the news few days ago, I was like.. oh fuck.
When someone went ape shit and killed people, that someone is just fucking crazy.
But when a Muslim went ape shit and killed people, the entire Muslim nation will get condemned.
Think of how humbling it is to realize that the world wouldn’t be the same if one person did not exist.
So, if you’re planning to commit suicide, don’t. It’s just dumb.
Screwing up a production server is a nightmare, especially when it involves database. Well actually, it doesn’t matter. As long as it’s a production server, it is a nightmare. It’s just too scary that I had sleepless nights during the weekends that I’ve been drooling over the weekdays.
I am not a database expert, so when my team leader came to me and asked me to migrate the production database from Windows to Linux because the db admin has already resigned, I did fret a bit. So I started doing some quick research on db2, but in the end, one silly mistake I did brought the entire database down. As well as the system that relies on it. As well as myself. I was down.
I thanked myself for doing an offline backup before started with all the migration. Am not gonna nag on why all these while the production server is running without a single backup, why no one is telling me that the server is in used on a daily basis. Yes, it is a production server, but since I was allowed to do the job during office hour, my assumption was it has been put on hold so that no one will be using it during bright daylight. Else, I would’ve considered doing an online backup.
That was an experience that I will never forget. And this brings me to my next post.
So, do you lie to yourself? And if you do, do you do it often? How often? And when do you normally lie to yourself? When you’re depressed? Or when you’re too excited? Or when you’re less sober?
But the main question is, why? Why do you lie to yourself? Did anyone force you? Are you too bored with life that you just have to lie to yourself because you know it’s wrong to lie to anyone else? Too much of spare time? Because it’s fun?
Or, are you in a denial state and you just can’t handle the truth so you lie to yourself to make you feel better?
Thing is, in the end of the day, you know it’s a lie, and you won’t feel any better.
If there is a true art in lying to yourself that I can master, I would’ve surely dig it. Yes, so that I can feel better.