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Back From Vacation and Making a Big Mistake

I actually got back from camping Sat night, but since I wasn’t scheduled to come back until Sun afternoon, I avoided the computer. I let both the desktop and laptop remain at idle, not even checking personal email until Sun night.

homer_simpson_doh_02 When I checked Sun night, I saw a newsletter scheduled, and thought I was in good shape for today. I didn’t look closely enough, as I woke up to an email asking why Database Weekly was still sending and why the SSC newsletter hadn’t gone out.


That was the DBW one scheduled. I checked my browsers and sure enough I had the SSC one up there, just not saved :(

Our system is a little weird in that when we create the DBW newsletter, it is created for Monday. We then test it and once it’s OK, we leave it alone except that we change the schedule date back to Sat or Sun and save it. I forgot to do that.

And when I glanced at it last night, I then didn’t realize that I was looking at Database Weekly ready to go out and not SQLServerCentral.

So much for that goal. That’s 2 this year :(

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