Run software only as long as it needs
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission happened recently and successfully crashed. I wish more software had a finite life span.
“This is temporary” is a guaranteed way to make sure something runs forever. In my first sysadmin role there were plenty of “quick fixes” I implemented that were still running when I left. They weren’t documented and very few people knew why or how they were put in place. I’m pretty sure they’ve all been replaced, but sometimes I worry my naivete about how long it would have to be run combined with my documentation aversion because it “slowed things down” caused someone to be woken up from an alert and have to fix my fix.
Don’t believe any software is temporary unless you know the computer where it runs will experience kinetic energy like the GIF above or first link below.