Pet consultant took down the datacenter in attempt to find other people's errors
As the old saying goes, there are few certainties in life beyond death and taxes. But in this week's On-Call - The Register's regular reader-contributed tales of techies being asked to rescue the ridiculous - we shall consider another: new managers who needlessly change systems that work perfectly well.
The source of this story is a reader named "Scanlon" who once worked for a company that hired a new operations director. Not long after taking the gig, the new guy declared his intention to "audit everything you guys are doing wrong."
Which rather rubbed Scanlon up the wrong way because, as he told On-Call, "I don't pander to someone who has more ambition than technical nous."