I'd Hate to Be That Guy...

So I get back from lunch today and start coding some stuff. Right as I've got about a zillion lines down, my PC decides "What the hell..." and reboots itself. Can you say "Bye bye code"?

Turns out, one of the guys in support accidentally issued a shut down command.... to every computer.....in every country. 1600 people all over the globe, like me, wondered what the hell just happened to their PC.

So if you think your day was bad.......


It appears the error was in the software that we use to control the desktops (Alteris). Apparently, one box was advertising itself as multiple boxes and when the command was sent to restart, apparently Alteris thought the command was sent to every box.

He's still around, but taking some heavy ribbing!

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