Re: Stop pressing enter!
I had a classic do nothing fix.
I was senior enough to do things, but still junior enough to be sent out to the back of beyond and do stuff ( I loved it!) and was in Indonesia. The task was to merge their GroupWise with the main office GroupWise systems.
I had the local local guy, the local regional guy and me the "big shot from the UK" (that was probably close to what they thought of me, not what I thought of me which was wow free trip to Indonesia).
I was pre warned do double check everything because if you hit GO and then cancel, or it stops be prepared for World Wide Pain (TM)
So we checked, double checked and hit Go.
After half an hour there was nothing, no sign we had hit the button, no indication at all. not even a whirleygig the cheapskates.
After an hour the locals were getting nervous and wondering if something had gon wrong and should they cancel it and try again.
Given that we were doing this over a bit of wet string, I stated loudly that I was hungry and it was time for my dinner. "but the merge...." but I was resolute in wanting my dinner. or more to the point to take away the temptation for one of us to try and cancel it.
a couple of hours fighting through the local traffic, an nice evening meal, and fighting back, we came to the on screen message of merge complete 0 errors.
And that is how going for lunch can merge a system...
Beers becasue we had them after obvs...