[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k

William Kirkland bill.kirkland at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 13:16:06 CST 2006

I like to define mission critical, as those projects which management  
has bothered to create redundancy both in equipment and personnel  

On Nov 10, 2006, at 10:54 AM, rescue-request at sunhelp.org wrote:

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> From: "Adam Breaux" <breauxaj at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k
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> That definitely defines mission critical.
> On 10/27/06, Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 10:35:18PM -0400, Andy Wallis wrote:
>>> Before answering, my personal definitions for true "Mission  
>>> Critical"
>>> are these:
>>> Mission Critical: If it fails, it will be front page news and it
>>> won't be good.
>>> Mission Critical: If it fails, people will be dead and the lawyers
>>> will be lining up around the block.
>>> Mission Critical: If it fails, you will personally have to appear
>>> before a full Congressional oversight committee with C-SPAN and  
>>> every
>>> news service filming. There will be bonus points if it preempts soap
>>> operas, game shows, or sport events.
>>> Mission Critical: If it fails, we have created an international
>>> incident or inadvertently committed an act of war or treason.
>>> I've run into a lot of situations at work where some dingbat has
>>> stated that their pet application, workstation, or flowerpot was
>>> mission critical.  My response has been to recite my four  
>>> definitions
>>> for "Mission Critical" with my eyes glaring and ready to assume a
>>> barbarian charge. The usual answer is a frightened "no."
>> I think it is mission critical if it's failure results in me being
>> rapidly unemployed.

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