Um, okay. This is akward, but I suddenly realized something that makes me want to write an addendum to the “fuck you asshole tech bastards” post.
I, um…remembered that I read the blog of one of our tech guys. And that, theoretically, since he’s, you know, a tech guy…it’s possible that he may some day find mine, as well. I want that guy and the other one specific guy I was working with the other day to know that that post was not about them. No, really! It was about the third party who joined the convo late and didn’t sign their email to me other than to sign it as “University Tech People” or whatever that group’s name is, and who obviously didn’t read any of the previous emails and who told me stupid stuff that had nothing to do with what I was trying to do and who made me very very punchy. The two real, specific people, though, that I had been emailing back-and-forth with for like two days prior this one infuriating email I got: they’re okay.
Frankly, one of them also told me to visit this handy little site called www.google.com, but on the whole, they were helpful. Ish. I still solved the problem not the way they suggested. But that’s not their fault – I just didn’t want to admit to them that my knowledge of transfer protocols or whatever basically consists of “maybe this button? did that work? no? fuck,” so I had to figure out a different way. (Via, incidentally, this handy little site I’ve heard of….)
Also, though? Hilarious addendum to this story as a whole? Remember the person who also re-designed my poster into ugly oblivion? She’s the same person who very very very politely insisted I try again when I told her that, no, I couldn’t do this tech thing she requested, and thanked me very very very politely for my creativity in solving this problem. SO FINE. I decided I would do it and get it done out of pure furious spite, thus the two days wrangling with all these tech people, etc. And I did it! I succeeded! It worked! It was beautiful! And perfect! And…it turns out, this woman didn’t know what a “jpeg” was. So when she was asking me to “do X to a jpeg,” the hard thing that took me a long time to complete, what she really meant was “do X to an email,” which is very very very very very very easy. Which is, frankly, typing a thing into an email.
Oh my god I hate you so much.