A tale as long as time, the forgotten cron. During dev we had a cron that we wanted to put in prod right away and ended up putting on a server where it didn’t belong just to get things going. Days later we got the cron installed properly and decided to leave the other one running for a while since there was no harm for this to run twice. It has since become the forgotten cron; except! except that it emailed us at the same time the real one was emailing us. So twice a week we got this extra email that was formatted differently (using older code) and we didn’t bother to stop it. If you didn’t guess from my previous posts, or just from stereotypes of a programmer, I have a “slight” OCD issue. I decided to hunt that little cron down.