Yak Shaving Series #1: All I need is a little bit of disk space
Yevgeniy Brikman

This story could be filed under “In trying to do what I thought was going to be a simple task, I made a bunch of small errors, any one of which could have been consolidated and fixed pretty quickly, but together created a mess far greater than the sum of its parts that took forever to figure out.”

IMO, that’s a different thing from yak shaving, but given its prevalence in in IT horror stories deserves its own short name.

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