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We were shocked - nay, disgusted - to read on an internet discussion forum of a chap's confession that his darkest, guiltiest secret was that he recently cracked one out over press photos of tragic MILF Kate McCann. He reasoned that "she's a good Catholic girl and looks dirty, so she'd probably go bareback".

What guilty secrets can you no longer keep to yourself?

(, Fri 31 Aug 2007, 12:22)
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Damn SQL Server
I was working as Tech Support at a large bank in Ireland. One day a user was having a problem with thier loan application. The fix was to delete a particular record. So I typed in the SQL.

delete from tbl_workflow where status = 'MT'
and Id = 2023

Or something like that. I then by mistake highlighted only the top line and executed it. The message came back

5543 records deleted.

I nearly died right there. This is SQL server so there's no rollback no undo. The 5000 records were gone and that was it. It was the kind of environment where you'd be hung for even the slightest error and this was a monumental f*ckup. So after much brain racking I decided not to say anything. Stonewall it to the last.

For weeks afterwards users kept ringing in with problems (because I'd deleted their records) I'd hear the calls, hear the other IT people discussing it trying to figure out what was wrong. All the while sweating away praying they wouldn't twig what happened.

They never did. Phew.

In my defence I had actually highlighted this as a possible weakness in the whole system but I had been ignored.
(, Fri 31 Aug 2007, 17:26, Reply)

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