Monday, September 18, 2006

Two-phase commit and the real world

Picture this ...

Priest: Do you David, take this woman Helen to be your lawful wedded wife?

Dave: I do (log write).

Priest: Do you Helen, take this man David to be your lawful wedded husband?

Helen: I do (log write).

Priest: I now pronounce you man and wife.

Dave: [smiles] (delete log).

Helen: [smiles] (delete log).

Priest: (delete log) You may kiss the bride.

This is my roundabout way of saying congratulations to Dave and Helen. About time too! ;-)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

The perfect day

Back from vacation, where I was forced into a 2 week spell of not being able to read email. At first I was a little concerned (it's sad, but in the past 5 years there has never been a time when I've been away from email for more than 2 days!), but I quickly forgot about it (I'd have these moments of "Oh, I wonder what's happening back at work" now and then). In the end, I had one of the best vacations I can remember in a long time: kind of an extended perfect day. Now I'm back, I'm welcomed by 1500 emails (and that's not including junk).