I got to spend most of the day at ITEC, and even at that most of it was spent sharing the conference with my wife, who was also there for her employer. This was good.
Then at 3:30 I ventured back into the office. This was bad…
I was greeted up my arrival by an email from Dwight informing me that Blogger had apparently gotten something on their server screwed up and my site was asking visitors for a password in order to display the blogger button. OK, drop the button from the code, no big deal. Not happy, but easily fixable, since I’m a paid customer anyway, I don’t need the damn button!
It was shortly after that when the day took a turn into the bizarro world. First a call. The printer upstairs is flashing an error code. OK, I try to connect to it from downstairs, no go. I’m going to have to go through each PC’s print queue to find the offending print job that has caused our printer to choke. Find it, kill it, restart the printer. Cool. Go to that person to research what they sent, turns out they were trying to print a presecription form off of our medical insurance company’s website. Only problem was the form was supposed to be a .pdf and easily printable, but the “.pdf”, when clicked, did not open Acrobat Reader, it generated itself on the actual webpage, in a frame in the middle of the page. I don’t think, when you when to Print it from IE that it was sending the form to the printer. What it was sending, I have no idea, but the printer didn’t like it. I’m chalking it up to bad coding on the website, since it was supposed to be an easily printable .pdf but it was not that at all!
That all would have been ok, right up until the knock on the door.
“Mike hypothetically speaking, what’s the biggest file size we should be trying to send through an email?”
“Anything over 5MB is going to get blocked by our ISP, I believe”
“Well what about if it never leaves the outbox?”
“Did you try and delete it from there?”
“Yes, but it’s locked up on the send and won’t let me delete it.”
“Exactly how big was this attachment?”
“You tried to email a 135MB attachment?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!”
It was at this point that the throbbing began behind my eyes….
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