[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Fri Oct 27 09:59:47 CDT 2006

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. 

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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