BVLog Bryan Voss’ mental synchronization point

27Oct/080

Red light, green light

One of our enterprise application vendors recommends the following procedure for Daylight Savings Time change:

On the first Sunday in November you need to shut down blah applications during the time change to avoid duplicate chart times.

This is for a mission-critical 24x7 application that is used daily by hundreds of people.

Why don't we just go ahead and close the hospital for an hour to avoid duplicating any information?

Wow.

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27Oct/080

Today’s post brought to you by the letter zero

Me: Ok, your account has been created. Your username is blah blah blah zero.

User: Um, is that the number zero or the letter zero?

Me: (Dumbfounded silence) That would be the number zero.

User: Ok, thanks!

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