Still no reply from our friendly neighborhood monopoly's tech head
. I'm now thinking he flamed
me and then filtered
my address. That's good enough for me. I talked to a couple of people about the situation and found out that mine wasn't the only incident like this. Apparently this guy
has a tendency to do things in a very half assed
way, have them screw up, and then blame other people for it. After hearing that, I kind of wished I hadn't backed off. Oh well, I guess it's for the better.
I'm just taking a break from the project now. It's really crazy. I haven't been coding
for very long at all, but I'm the only one in our office that has the experience to work on this. I don't know if that's gratifying of frightening. I'd really like some help as I've never worked on something this complex, but no one else could answer my questions at work. I had to go to a friend of mine
at another company to check if one of the things I was trying to do was possible, and, being possible, if it was the best way to do things. He's had a lot of experience with things like this, and he told me that it was a pretty good idea. That made me happy, I figured he was going to ask me if I was on drugs
. As fun as PHP
is to work in, it's very screwed up sometimes.
I'm glad that the weekend is ahead. It means I'll get to work uninterrupted. That means I get to relax. I kept getting stopped today by my manager asking about the DNS
stuff and about this site she wanted moved to our new servers
. I told her to talk to the server guy, so she mails him. 20 minutes later I get a mail from the server guy:
"Can you translate this into English for me please :-D"
Her email consisted of:
I need this set up the web site now is *temporary web address* and I will get *co-worker's name* to forward to you
It was followed by some very inaccurate information that had very little to do with anything. I had to ask her what she wanted us do about three times before what she said had any bearing on real life. Sometimes I really wonder...