May 9, 2003
It is a mercy killing: today we take down the Frankenstein creature that was brought alive on March 31, the behemoth that required life support every single day of its existence. It has taken four days to prepare as the process is nowhere near as simple as flipping a switch to start the lethal injection. Backups must be made and data will be running through the bridges during the weekend, but come Monday morning, we will return to the Old Ways, the Dark Ages of computing. I don't think Rob or I have stopped smiling since the announcement was made.