Scary work

Today I was in work today at 5am releasing some changes.

Usually I’d not have any issue with this, after all its what I’ve been paid to do for many years. However despite being a small change in terms of code it was most likely one of the most scary I’ve ever had to work on.

Of course there are safety nets with backups and they can be double or triple checked to ensure they have been done & worked, but today the worry was that if something should fail many millions of users could be impacted.

Thankfully it went without a hitch and I can return to rocking in the corner. 🙂