If you'll excuse me, I'd like to rant for a second.


The sequence of events went something like this:

  1. Tech calls me asking if there's any reason for the proxy server that I wrote to be exhibiting random strange behavior. I basically "uhmm... no clue" (without a decent control to the situation I can't do shit).
  2. Tech decides that since the random behavior is occurring, and another random program on the gateway is messed up, that he should reboot it.
  3. A mass ICQ is sent out informing everyone of the immanent gateway reboot.
  4. Gateway reboots, internet is lost for some.
  5. Boss calls me and bitches me out, asking me what I broke on the proxy server.
  6. I respond in the negative, telling him that the person who is at fault for this is not me.
  7. Boss calls CTO asking what went on. As the CTO had just heard me talking to the tech, he assumes that it was I who ordered the gateway reboot.
  8. Boss calls me and bitches me out, saying that I told him to do the reboot.

Needless to say, I don't enjoy being bitchslapped, especially for something that I had no fucking involvement with!