Monday, May 20, 2002

One Of Those Days

So friday afternoon, Derek came by my cube and asked me how the problems with news searching were going. I replied: "what problems with news searching?"

Of course, despite the fact that the product goes live in TWO WEEKS, nobody had bothered to mention any problems with news searching to me, even though I WROTE the news server...

And today, once I finally got people to give me the information I needed to debug the problems, I've hit a brick wall, because as far as I can tell, there is no difference between the code I wrote, which doesn't work, and the code we're using in production now, which does not.

Of course, spending an hour and a half on a conference call with the San Mateo guys explaining what the problem was, and hearing them try to offload their problems onto me just added to the fun. Really.

[later] Ok, it has been pointed out to me that the last sentence of that second to last paragraph doesn't make much sense. A more gramatically correct way of saying what I meant would be: "and the code we're using in production now, which does". I swear, that made more sense when I wrote it the first time.