I had a meeting today.

I know, exciting stuff, I can barely contain myself.

The highlight of this meeting was explaining to another “IT” person why a port number was important for a particular product.  After the third time telling him, I finally gave up and said “I really don’t know why it needs it.  It is a commercial product and we have two options on how to use it.  One is port numbers and the other is a wild card DNS entry.  You wouldn’t give us a wild card DNS entry seven years ago, so using port numbers is how it’s set up.”

Honestly, I was ready to take out a pen and paper and draw a picture out for this guy.  That is if I could keep from strangling him first.  And it really comes down to it not being how he would do it “in his world”.

Buddy, I hate to tell you this, but it’s not your world. It’s not even my world.  It’s our world.  I’m so frustrated because this guy is basically holding up our ability to move forward on a project.  He’s the one the held it up seven years ago and he’s doing his damnest to hold it up this time.

He even went as far as to suggest how to do it another way, possibly a better much cooler way, but when asked “Great, when will you have that programmed and ready?”  I didn’t get an answer.

Oh well, another day, another PITA.  Guess we’ll see what the security guys have to say about it.

By Mark

I work in IT and ride Motorcycles. I do one to support the other.