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j4
j4
It's not about me, it's about clue
Email conversations you don't want to have last thing in the day:
ME: Please circulate the work you've done so far to attendees before the end of tomorrow.
THEM: Unfortunately, the webpages are too large to be sent via my email, so I will have to forward them to you all via UMS.
ME: WTFFF?
ME: What format are these pages in? Can you gzip them?
THEM: They are screenshots from Paint in Word so each screenshot takes up more that my email allowance.

Email conversations you don't want to have first thing in the morning:
ME: I notice this [Reporter PDF] says "Orders of Examinations 2005" at the top of each page. Shouldn't it be 2006?
THEM: Whoops! it has been printed like that!

*headdesk*

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lusercop From: lusercop Date: April 27th, 2006 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Fun fun fun! ;-)
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: April 27th, 2006 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Screenshots from Paint in Word? er... Why?

Or should that be YOYOYOY?

re (2): I shan't feel bad again about not knowing what day of the week it is sometimes. I've pretty much caught up with it being 2006, although I do catch myself starting to write ...19[mumble]. Old habits die hard. But if the ....20 part comes naturally it's incumbent upon one to differentiate between '05 and '06.
bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: April 27th, 2006 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
When I do a software release, the most manual part is to update the changelog file that we ship with it.

Yesterday, I updated the file, detailing the changes made. So I copied the header from the previous section, and pasted it in at the top. I added the new changes. I updated the date in the section header. I updated the file in the repository, kicked off the repositiory labelling process and then the build process.

Ah hour later, the email came back from a colleague - I'd forgotten to update the version number in the section header.

Argh!
j4 From: j4 Date: April 27th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)

I never could get the hang of Thursdays

Heh. I already did the day-of-the-week thing earlier this week, being quite sure enough in my head that it was Tuesday (on Monday) to panic slightly in the direction of the Reporter editor about getting the weekly issue published by the next day (it's published on Wednesday). She was confused, and then amused.

As for YOYOYOY, I have NFI. They were supposed to be planning out the structure of an area of the website, i.e. coming up with text outlines, sensible headings etc., or at most some kind of tree diagram.

The meeting where I'll have to come up with a tactful way of saying "Ummmm, WTF did you think you were doing?" (and also, being me, berate myself for obviously not being unambiguous-to-the-point-of-idiot-proofness about what was needed) is at nine in the morning on Tuesday, i.e. straight after the Bank Holiday. And that was only because ONE PERSON whinged and whinged and couldn't do any of the sensible dates/times, and then when we'd rearranged the whole thing around her said "Do I really need to come to this meeting?" (at which point I said "Yes" with a strong subtext of "Whether you damn well like it or not").

Eurghh. *flaps hands as if to make it all go away*
aardvark179 From: aardvark179 Date: April 27th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm caught between crying and laughing, which probably isn't really the response you're looking for.
cartesiandaemon From: cartesiandaemon Date: April 27th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoops! it has been printed like that!

Now I feel slightly better about having made that mistake. Though that was for a student society, so I was a volunteer, and they had a smaller print run, and five other people including the president and a professional printers looked at the front cover and ok'd it, and they were printed *during* the incorrect year shown.
cartesiandaemon From: cartesiandaemon Date: April 27th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
THEM: Unfortunately, the webpages are too large to be sent via my email, so I will have to forward them to you all via UMS.
ME: Can you give me the URL then?
j4 From: j4 Date: April 27th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Giving them the benefit of the doubt for a moment, it's possible that the screenshots in question are from a web-based application that most of the people who'll be looking at this info don't have access to.

Possible.

So I won't shoot them yet.

But even if they are... aaaauughhh. There have to be better ways!!
cartesiandaemon From: cartesiandaemon Date: April 27th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

a web-based application that most of the people who'll be looking at this info don't have access to.

It's even *likely*. Especially if eg. they were emailing from the university network and you you weren't. I just thought it was funny if they hadn't thought of that. And that, if it was html, they couldn't just copy that! Or at least COMPRESS their bitmaps! It's be quicker to read it to you.
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