Flashback to the 1990s, when this pilot fish gets a programming job at a company that sells new and used networking equipment.

“We used an accounting system written in xBase, and one of my first assignments was to work on a module that would let our procurement department create purchase orders directly from a customer’s sales order,” says fish.

“The module had been blessed by the alpha and beta testers and had gone live, but there was still the occasional issue with it.”

With that in mind, fish includes an error-tracking log in the module, which will save the date, time, program code, error code and user name of the person who got the error — along with whether the user chose to cancel the program, suspend the program or ignore the error.

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