Argh

I keep starting to write commentary on what’s happening with work in the post-apocalyptic post-upgrade world, then having to abandon it because I’m just too busy.  It’s very annoying.

After just about four totally unexpected hours today working on a crazy problem initiated by someone (quite reasonably) thinking she could make a setting change to Outlook 2003 herself, I now have to go into work this weekend and spend what I expect to be 2 - 8 hours more on the same problem.  Which wouldn’t be worth it, except that it affects the owner of the firm.

And I was already feeling guilty that I planned to take the weekend off except maybe a little research into problems like unstable profile behavior in XP on a 2003 network.  Instead I get the same result without the free time.

And the setting the user tried to change was something that was supposed to have been set by the employee of the company we outsourced to who did the bulk of the work on the project, when we split going around to all the machines to make some changes.  That’s at least two he left incompletely configured.

I have 41 items explicitly listed in Outlook Tasks, mostly for the big client, not counting really major stuff coming up in the next two months, not counting the odd items that come up as I go and the routine stuff, not counting everything I’ve no doubt forgotten, that combined won’t even think about being less than 80 hours of work.

It’s basically just there, as much of it as I want, and much less of it that will become moot after a while if delayed.  The promise of the upgrade - really a series of upgrades that will take us at least to February - is to need me less.  I knew that would be more eventual than immediate, but I had no idea how much.

Can you say continuity in light blogging?

Posted by on 12/02 at 01:36 AM

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