Post-analysis: Restoration was only successful up until Sunday. Luckily, most of our development staff has been on vacation for the last two weeks, so we didn't lose much work (with the exception of a few people). I didn't mention earlier that I was the only IS employee on staff during the whole mess (my two counterparts were out for the week), so that contributed a bit to the stress level.
A few good things that resulted from this: the latest Solaris 2.6 patches have been applied (had I known how badly things were going to go, I would have just reloaded the beast with Solaris 8), and the latest ClearCase patches were applied after we verified everything was kosher.
ClearCase: Which brings me to ClearCase. Yeesh, what a monster of a product. This is a piece of software that has redefined the phrase "problem child" in my mind; we've been finding and reporting bugs like crazy, and I'm getting the impression that they're basically just asleep at the wheel. Given how little of the feature set we're actually using, I almost wish our SCM team would go to something more primitive (and far more stable) like CVS. Oh, wait. They wouldn't get the pretty little colorized diffs to hold their hands while they merge. So much for progress.
New Year: Hmm. I keep thinking, "You know, there's a new year coming up, and I should be getting excited..." But I just can't seem to care. At least last year, there was the threat of society collapsing. I don't see much excitement this year, aside from get-rich-quick dot-commers getting a valuable (albeit harsh) lesson in what it means to be profitable, and maybe the occasional company starting to get it. So, let's raise our glass to the new year! Or something.
Skiing: So help me, I'm going skiing this weekend. For the last two weeks, I've been coming home and watching people on top of the ski hill (the rental property I live at has a (very small) ski hill in the middle of it), and have been too tired to actually head over there. Hopefully I can convince the significant other to come along as well (under a month left until she moves in; woo!).
Anyways, back to work.