You sure witnessed it with your own eyes (or are going to) sooner or later: that dreadful project/system/situation where something got SO screwed up you just can't believe it actually went like it did.
Mismanagement? Misbudgeting? Misunderstanding? Just silly, plain ignorance? Name your cause, it sure happened (and keeps happening a lot, sadly; see here).
Describe it here, for amusement (although somewhat of the cynic kind) and learning (hopefully).
- This is not the place for random (even if utterly devastating) admin errors, so please avoid "argh I mistyped that rm -r" or "OMG I JUST COPIED THE CORRUPTED DATABASE OVER MY LAST GOOD BACKUP" (been there, done that); those things are better here. This is about "what sort of drugs was exactly under the influence of who designed/implemented this system?".
- One WTF per post, so they can get properly commented.
- Please post something you actually witnessed :-)
- If it was you who did it, it still qualifies :-)
I'll be adding some material soon, feel free to add your own; and please do :-)