10
copyNinja
79d

Tell us about the dumbest (technical) mistake youve done

Comments
  • 5
    Delete on prod instead of master.
  • 3
    @just8littleBit we’ve all been there join the squad :’)))
  • 3
    Run 'git stash' on production

    Run a debian script on a ubuntu prod server
  • 5
    Made a lot of changes to a working application to make it better without using any source control... And completely fucked it up. It was a cool personal project. Didn't get any time and motivation to fix it after that... Still remains abandoned.
    I still regret being so unbelievably stupid and over confident.
  • 2
    @RikaroDev dont be hard on yourself tho.. while it wasnt a good experience it did really teach you! :D and luckily it was a personal project 😂
  • 7
    On the main dev system which had no backups for a system I had been developing for a year (yeah, I know). I tarred the contents of a drive. Only to find it moved every file into the tar and removed from file system. The system was an embedded system that ran everything from ram (all utils got put in ramdisk). So I carefully reversed it and restored the whole file system. I was so freaked out by this I quickly went to the "guy who knew what he was doing (senior dev)" and had him help me create a backup script. I was lucky that it could undone at all.

    Another time I went to copy files to backup and overwrote the new files with the old. Again there was no formal back system (believe me I know). These were the source files for 40+ plcs. Yes, I developed a better backup strategy after this.
  • 1
    @Demolishun wowwww :O it is great hearing that u back up ur stuff now thoo
  • 7
    Nothing that major but I had two copies of an HTML file: one on a school server and one my local machine desktop. I opened the desktop one in chrome and the server one in VS. Took me 10 minutes to figure out why the changes in VS weren't appearing in chrome. As soon as I called the professor over to see if he could help me, I realized I'm stupid as fuck and figured it out. He just laughed and shook his head.
  • 4
    @Stuxnet HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA thats so relatable thooo! That’s how I feel when I am expecting my function to output something then later find out I didnt call the function
  • 3
    Tried to switch to single user mode on a remote server. That was an awkward phone call
  • 0
    @momad oh snap. 😂
  • 0
    @Stuxnet Too relatable
  • 5
    4 years ago, I accepted this contract.
  • 0
    @SortOfTested im an undergrad student, I havent been thro this yet :’))
  • 4
    Something something locking myself out of a machine thanks to my great skills with iptables.
  • 1
    Forgot to get next element in a generator loop.
  • 1
    @Jilano I've been there. There was good customer service at least.
  • 2
    Nothing special, drop table on prd
  • 6
    I fried a whole electrical circuit the other day because I let a fuse slip out of my hand and fall god knows where when I was checking it the other day.

    Took for granted that I already knew what the problem was and stuck a wire in there temporarily so that I could finish confirming it. Turned out the safety switch I thought was bad was in fact, yet the reason it had went bad was because the wire to the starter was fucked up and rerouting too much power through the rest of the system. My makeshift patch just let it continue burning the rest of them out 🤦‍♂️
  • 2
    @M1sf3t You know what they say: go big or go home!
  • 1
  • 0
    @M1sf3t 😵😵
  • 2
    1. Volunteered to build a sharepoint site.
    2. Lost a . in a Macromedia Lingo program. Took 3 days to debug
  • 2
    Forgetting about security checks 😅
  • 2
    For my first internship, I had to write a simple function using an existing framework. A variable defined in the framework had a typo, so I did a massive refactor and pushed to master.

    I learned a lot that day.
  • 0
    @succyproggy ouch. How bad was it tho? (if u dont mind sharing)
Add Comment