Tag Archives: life lesson

Goals: Looking back on 2014 and ahead to 2015

I know this post is a bit late… ok, really late.  2014 proved to be a very full and active year, marked by the arrival of our new daughter mid summer.

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My daughter passed out with mama after a busy day at the farmer’s market.  It’s as if the Chinese fortune cookie knew.

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Checking out the river walk in San Antonio.

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Happy Halloween from an inquisitive little bee.

I never fully appreciated how much one’s schedule will change when a child is thrown into the mix, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Ok, down to the business at hand.

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A lesson in practicality

“Although practicality beats purity.”

– from the Zen of Python

What started off as a step toward alleviating excessive journaling of temporary data structures in our system, ended up exposing a handful of cases where they were actually used for persistent data.  When we made the switch within our data base environments to turn off journaling on this set, some of these data structures disappeared unexpectedly. Once we realized what had happened, the only course of action was to search the code base for these data structures, restore their data, and rename them so they would be permanent memory again. Continue reading