What if the Catholic hierarchy were in IT?
I asked Kae Verens to put himself there, and this internal memo is what he came up with.
sorry about those glitches recently reported in the XIAN engine! I’m afraid we’ve only just managed to work the bugs out of the systems and these should /hopefully/ not happen again.
Basically, what was happening is that we would receive some processes from
local systems (the parent systems were not up to the job or didn’t have the
resources, etc), and before these new child processes had been fully initialised, they were being forced to fork. And even if the forking wasn’tsuccessful, their internal states were getting a little screwed up because of the misuse.
These glitches had not been fixed before because “the boys upstairs”, although aware of them, were more interested in the system market-share than in quality control.
This has all gone public, though, so we’ve been ordered to take care of it and make sure it doesn’t happen again.
If you read their emails earlier, you’ll see that they’re blaming us for this snafu… see particularly the line that reads “we, as managers apologise for the behaviour of our admins”, LOL!!
Anyway – we’re distributing a new framework called POPE 2.0 beta (“Push
Our Policies on Everyone” 2.0 – which should be used from now on. This has some fairlystandard algorithms which check for misuse of system resources, which/really/ should have been put in place ages ago. But hey, bottom dollar!
If anyone outside asks about it, just say that those problems were withthe /old/ system which ran under a legacy system, BISHOP 3.7 – a bad policy, maybe, but it was fun while it lasted), and that the new system is much better and they should really upgrade…
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