Fortune favours the damn lucky
While being less senior than now, in a moment of madness I decided to see if I could rebuild the entire DB and Data from scripts.
It took me a few days to get it working and I was then able to recreate from scratch the main system of the company feeling pretty good about it.
I went home thought nothing of it until we came in the next day with the fire brigade lights flashing and the building shut, a water pipe had bust, and in the main server room a tsunami was occurring.
The bosses were panicking about the business not surviving so when I mentioned I could rebuild the system in a matter of hours IF they got my desktop out.
Later that day the system was back up and running slowly on my PC.
Hero back slapping ensued then it struck me the data I had been working with was at least a week out of date, best not to ruin their day so I kept quiet.
One of my Finest hours