Posted June 1, 2011 01:55 pm

Well, that's not quite right...

Many events can be planned for ahead of time... (Charging your cell phone before going on a long drive. Bringing an extra container of gasoline on a 4-wheeler trip into the hills.)

Although, no matter how well you plan things out, it's the last-minute uh-ohs that tend to be the biggest obstacles. As with most unforseen events, it usually pays off to assess the situation before making any solid decisions... (Can it be fixed? What happens if we can't fix it? What can we do in the meantime?)

Similar things happen with web sites, and dealing with these situations is a critical skill in the IT industry. Computer systems can be incredibly complex, and transitioning from the Development environment into a public release isn't always a smooth ride.

So, although we didn't get to launch the new Peninsula Clarion website exactly as planned, a last-minute hiccup only resulted into a minor detour.