Aaron Goldstein (bredmold) wrote,
Aaron Goldstein

Conversations with Management

My boss is pretty cool. He's got a sense of humor and was, until he started this job, a software developer. A few weeks ago, I installed a Wiki on one of our internal web servers at his request. About once a week, he asks me to make some configuration change to it. I just take this as part of learning how to administer one of these things and it's been a straightforward process. This is a rough transcript of the most recent of those conversations. His name isn't actually Dave, but that's what we'll call him for this post.

Dave: Hey Aaron, can you enable file uploads on the Wiki?

Aaron: Sure. I'll take care of that later today.

... 90 minutes or so later when I get around to it

Aaron: I've got file uploads enabled, but it only allows images by default.

Dave: Can you just make it wide open for any kind of file?

Aaron: I think so. Yep. So what are you after?

Dave: Pointy-haired manager stuff. Word Docs and Excel Sheets...

Aaron: And PowerPoint!

Dave: Fuck you. My hair's not that pointy yet.
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