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March 19, 2010

Something Changed

Filed under: humour — Jonathan Lewis @ 9:50 pm GMT Mar 19,2010

I’ve been a bit busy over the last few days and haven’t had much time to do any new postings or catch up with comments; but I’ve just got a few moments to let you know about a client I visited a few weeks ago who didn’t give me the usual “nothing’s changed” story.

“We’ve only changed two things,” he said, “the hardware and the software.”***

Mind you, I wasn’t sure whether the change in the network infrastructure should have counted as a third thing.

*** I think he’d read the earlier blog item.


  1. :D :D

    ROFL stuff :D

    Comment by Amardeep Sidhu — March 20, 2010 @ 6:32 am GMT Mar 20,2010 | Reply

  2. ROTFL :D

    Comment by Aman.... — March 20, 2010 @ 6:51 am GMT Mar 20,2010 | Reply

  3. LOL! This reminded me of a TV repair joke.
    Repair guy emerges from the back of the tv with half of its guts on the floor and claims:
    “I’ve narrowed down the problem: it’s either a fuse or something else!”

    Comment by Noons — March 20, 2010 @ 1:03 pm GMT Mar 20,2010 | Reply

  4. LOL!
    Noons, have you forgotten? Something else always blows to protect the fuse. Well known corollary to Murphy’s law. Though perhaps being a TV repairman and expecting that negates it.

    I’m sure Jonathan always expects the Customer Inquisition.

    Comment by joel garry — March 22, 2010 @ 12:34 am GMT Mar 22,2010 | Reply

  5. Nice one.

    The last time I heard “Nothing changed”, it was followed later by the qualification “… well we did bump the default degree of parallelism from 8 to 120. A Sun consultant told us to.” Less of a bump, more of an explosion.

    Comment by David Aldridge — March 22, 2010 @ 7:17 am GMT Mar 22,2010 | Reply

  6. It has always been funny! May be I will try to rephrase the thing “what were not changed..” :-). What would be a better way to keep track of db changes – Change Manager? Is there anything that comes default with Enterprise Edition? Thanks.

    Comment by Shawon — March 23, 2010 @ 5:39 am GMT Mar 23,2010 | Reply

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