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Developer in scientific fields.

  • My world is vertical market shrinkwrap. Do you know your world?
  • VB6, VB.NET, C, Fortran, Perl, PHP...
  • User interfaces, graphics, data manipulation, numerical models.
  • Database stuff with Access/MySQL/SQL Server.
  • Physics degree, little formal training in development

In my young days I used to write things like compilers and chess programs for fun - but that was last millenium :)


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comment What should I do when my boss asks me to fabricate audit log data?
@HeathHunnicutt I did discuss that in some comments, some of which have now been deleted. Presumably by a moderator, it wasn't me. Luckily my answer is still there in a couple of comments above - starts "Do you definitely know that the charge is fabrication..."
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comment What should I do when my boss asks me to fabricate audit log data?
In which case, you don't necessarily ask for the paperwork, but you can say "this is an important change, I want to be sure I get it right, especially with this ongoing legal dispute. I don't myself know of my own knowledge what the true facts are, please can I confirm that this is what you want me to do. exact details here" Maybe in an email so the boss can just say yes. And so you have a record of what he said & when. Forward it to your Gmail or somewhere. If the boss is honest, he may be a little irritated but will do it. Otherwise don't change the database.
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comment What should I do when my boss asks me to fabricate audit log data?
@computer_nurd I recommend you talk it all over with someone you know & trust, not just us strangers! Anyway... Do you definitely know that the change is fabrication? In which case its possibly even criminal (fraud): don't do it. Or is it possible that the database is wrong due to operator error, and the boss has some paperwork (e.g. accounts dept) that proves it?
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answered What should I do when my boss asks me to fabricate audit log data?