June 04, 2004
Son of Ooops!

The Royal Bank of Canada seems to have lost several days worth of transactions. It did have to do with computer software and at this point I understand it did have something to do with sequencing.

The have 155 people working on fixing the problem during the day, and 90 overnight. This is, of course, stupid - you can't possibly have more than three or four people working on a single problem at a time. So, you have four people trying to fix the problem, and over a hundred running around like decapitated chickens, making a lot of noise and getting in the way.

Unless, that is, they are manually typing the in the transactions - in which case 155 isn't close to enough.

Anyway, someone's getting the tee shirt again.

Via AMK.

Posted to Software by Simon Brunning at June 04, 2004 04:21 PM
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