Goofus on Software


When Gallant has a question for someone, he walks down the hall and asks it.

Goofus keeps fruitless email threads going for weeks.

Here’s an excerpt from the comment thread on a trouble ticket regarding a database record with an incorrect status code.


comment 7563 posted by goofus on 2008-09-10 8:53 AM
I did change the status code in test and this did fix the problem. However, we need to speak with JS regarding this issue as to how this will be affected in production.

comment 7611 posted by me on 2008-09-12 9:15 AM
Let's get JS's response so we can close this.

comment 7621 posted by goofus on 2008-09-12 9:52 AM
Emailed JS regarding this issue. Waiting on a response.

comment 7637 posted by goofus on 2008-09-12 2:49 PM
JS is out of the office until Tuesday, 9/16.

comment 7773 posted by goofus on 2008-09-18 2:05 PM
Sent another email to JS regarding this issue.

comment 7794 posted by me on 2008-09-18 3:30 PM
You may want to consider walking over and talking to her.

comment 7800 posted by goofus on 2008-09-18 3:47 PM
Received a return email from JS and now will be working with MS on this issue. Sent her an email for her input.

  1 comment for “Goofus on Software

  1. MS
    not MS
    20 Sep 2008 at 11:45 am

    I heard MS had more questions for goofus when she replied to his email. goofus has yet to respond. I also heard MS thinks there is a possibility that this ticket and line of questioning might be completely unnecessary, but is reserving judgement until she hears back from goofus. It’s unfortunate that many times decisions are made to go in a certain direction before asking some important questions, such as “Is this really even necessary?”

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