Saturday, March 10, 2007

The patch didn't take

There is a nasty cold going around the silicon valley area right now. I spend 4 days in a bed last week because of this darned thing with a 101 sometimes 103.5 fever.

I've been great all week until tonight. Just like problems with recurring TCP issues over time, problems with Sun's Java DST patches, my biological patches have failed me.

I guess body-release-34.x didn't have a full regression test of security issues performed against it, because here I am with a stupid fever again.

Stupid immune system - you needed a better testing regime to make sure the new work you were doing didn't overwrite your previous good work.

Oh well, maybe I can figure out a way to turn this extra heat into electricity and sell it back onto the grid.

1 comment:

Peter said...

Actually, I'd argue that your immune system works pretty well.

Yeah, some bugs got through, but you should plan any security system to fail. The fact that your detection mechanisms have worked and are now in full incident response mode should make you happy!