forty-oneA WEEK OF MURPHY'S LAWGONE WILD

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2003

Chapter One

The Linux server hosting our CVS repository (all our source code) fails. No big deal; it is automatically mirrored (using rsync) to a remote location. It takes a few hours to compress and transmit the mirrored data. We discover that we forgot the option to rsync that removes deleted files, so the mirror isn't perfect: it includes files that were deleted. These have to be manually removed.

When this is all done I decide to check out the whole source tree from scratch and compare it to what I already have, as a final sanity check. But I don't have enough disk space on my laptop to do this. Time to upgrade. I order a 60GB laptop hard drive and a PCMCIA/hard drive connector ...

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