I sent this to my supervisor and then wrote a second email to send to my boss lady..
(Names removed to protect the innocent… and the guilty!)
Good morning boss lady,
I just sent this email to my supervisor, but I wanted to send you a copy as well.
My upload newsletter pages are reverted back.
I remembered that Programming crashed hard on August 9th.
This is approximately the time that things started disappearing.
My co-worker said something about page files and not being able to resolve differences. My computer also crashed that day and I had to go backwards to get the last save point for the registry. All together, this may have caused the loss of code.
The best way to prevent this from happening in the future is to purchase better computers and equipment. This company has become a heavy data-driven company and since we are using mySQL instead of MS SQL and servers as well as using substandard components and boards instead of high quality ones, I don’t see the problems resolving themselves. In fact, I could see issues becoming worse before they ever become better.
Lexinet is dependant now on the information on these servers. The loss of any of these servers (and numerous ones like it happened the other day) would be detrimental to your company. I would like to think that when it comes to saving the integrity of Lexinet, especially in the face of our customers, cost would not be an issue.
I have never had my code disappear like that before. It is very frustrating and a lot of my time the last few days has been spent on fixing things that were already working at one point. I am now trying to make backups of my code daily, but then I fear that my computer will die again or that a server that I back up to will die.
These are my thoughts and concerns. I hope you don’t mind my sharing them with you.