Sunday is gone and Monday is here.

To ring in the week, please join us in welcoming the latest addition to the shedload of shame that is The Register's Who, Me?

Today's toe-curler comes from a reader we shall refer to as "Geoff" who, as a newly qualified COBOL and Assembly-language programmer, was working for what he told us was "the biggest bank in the country."

Those being very different times, he "took the previous day's transactions for the whole bank, formatted them as per the bulk-load requirement, and saved the file".

After all, you can't beat real-world data, can you?

And this, as Geoff explained, was as real world as it got: "This represented about 25 million transactions with a total value in the billions, quite literally."

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