Sometimes it pays to Cowboy Code.

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Even Legit Cowboys Shouldn't Cowboy Code. Creative Commons Image Attribution
Even Legit Cowboys Shouldn’t Cowboy Code. Creative Commons Image Attribution

“Im going to regret this moment” I said out loud as I ignored my own advice about having a server-level backup before I started messing around with my server settings.

When I am working on client sites, I am beyond careful to never code on the live site, and to have multiple redundant backups, so that no matter how routine a task is, if it breaks something, I can roll back the changes and all is well.

When I’m working on my own sites,¬†however, I often ride a little faster and looser with the code. It’s my little way of living dangerously.

That brings us back to Saturday night…

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