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25 March 2010

can someone confirm for me that it's F#$@$#ING RIDICULOUS for a client to let slip in the last email before a web project starts that it's "flash"?[More:]

Is it not ridiculous?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!ITS FUCKING RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 25 March | 08:59
thank you TPS. Just what I needed.

I wanted the reply to be "is this a joke?" but I think the people doing the email handled it a bit differently. let's wait and see.

but thank you.
posted by Firas 25 March | 09:00
Wait, 'flash' as in 'flashy' or 'flash' as in 'that thingie on teh internets that is animated/interactive'? I'm pretty dumb about 'puter stuff, and have never understood the hatred for flash. What would be better than flash?
posted by msali 25 March | 09:08
It's like saying "great, let's do this textbook--and btw it's in Spanish"

I'm like... WHAT

we can't write in spanish round here? did you tell us this textbook was going to be in spanish?!

posted by Firas 25 March | 09:10
I know this feeling all too well. I GRAAAaAAAAR on your behalf!

Not the same but related:

Architect: Hi, we need you to re-do the part of the drawings that show the HCAV system, because we moved these three columns.

Me: Okay, I'll get on that. It's going to take me about 8 or 10 hours.

Them: No no, just change this little bit, just these air intake vents.

Me: Yeah, I know, but if I move that vent then this light fixture has to move which means that other light has to move and then I have to check about 47 layers of the drawing to make sure that the impact of making the changes to the HVAC system are taken into account.

Them: But my client meeting is in fifteen minutes.

Me: ... Did you... just make these changes?

Them: No, we made them last week.
posted by Specklet 25 March | 10:18
I know, Specklet! Right there! That's worse because that's your own people messing up.

Actually when I read over my textbook/Spanish example I realized that at some point we should have laid out the exact technology at play (i.e. at some point the writer & publisher should have spec'd things more painstakingly) so there's some communication problems on our part too.

Anyway, I just said, "no. we can't do that."

Wow that was relieving.

The Power of No!
posted by Firas 25 March | 10:30
I usually say, "I can do that, but it's going to take me X amount of time. When is it due?", where X equals at least 25% more time than I really need because I need to allot time for phone calls and screw-ups.
posted by TrishaLynn 26 March | 00:24
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