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March 31, 2003
"IT'S ALIVE!!"

The system went live today, although it took two dives into oblivion before going offline early to allow enough time for the first backup and bridge cycle in production to complete by start of business tomorrow. Both dives were caused by instability in the Java App server code, which has never lasted 36 hours without being restarted. It's all rather scary to think about, this monstrosity we must now support, these mismatched bits and pieces of dubious origin, stitched together, some bolted on, others hanging by a thread.

Just as long as I'm not the Bride of Frankenstein...