Yesterday we though we were about to go live on our biggest application yet. The code has been installed on the client’s server, it has been tested, and we think it’s all ready to go. Then is starts raining down in London. You wouldn’t think rain in Britain would be any big deal, but not so. Somehow the rain finds its way through a couple of storeys of building into the client’s server room, and yes, drenches our server. Then the power goes out. Net result is a server that won’t boot up when it finally dries out. Luckily Dave happens to be going down that way, and so finds himself in London installing the software on a spare machine the client had. We think we’ll still make the Thursday lauch date, but only just.