[IWE] Re: Why does Z keep on going down?

Ben Tilly iwe@warhead.org.uk
Fri, 22 Apr 2005 22:36:40 -0800

On 4/22/05, Peter Whysall <peter.whysall@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> On 23 Apr 2005, at 04:35, Ben Tilly wrote:
> > This is the third night in a row that it has gone down, at around the=
> > same time.
> >
> > Should I expect this to be the future baseline availability, or is
> > this due to a temporary issue?
> Don't be such an ingrate.

Advice.  If you feel really pissed off at me, then don't bother
responding to me.  Because all that you'll do is demonstrate
that you're feeling pissy.  I'll be glad to return the favour going
forward after this email.

> Greg does this shit in his own time and on his own dime. If if breaks,=20
> you get to keep the pieces. I'm willing to bet a few beer tokens that=20
> Greg has actually noticed and actually has prioritised fixing it as=20
> appropriate.


If you'll read carefully, I'm not complaining.  I'm seeking explanation.
I'm not saying that things should be different, I'm asking what to

> "future baseline availability" <-- What did you think this was going to=
> achieve, you mardy sod?

I was hoping for feedback to let me set my expectations
appropriately.  There has been an unexpected problem
several times in a row now, and nobody has indicated what
it is, or how long it can be expected to last.  If this is something
that will be a regular event that Greg doesn't find it worth his
while to fix, then OK.  I'd like to know that.  I'll be happier if it is a
temporary issue that Greg will get around to fixing in a week.
But I'd still like to know that.

Maybe I won't be told.  But there is no harm in asking.  (Aside
from having to deal with your getting pissed off at me.)

> When it works, woo. (and yay).
> When it doesn't, you wait until it does.

And apparently, according to Peter, I'm not allowed to ask for
information after things have gone south a few times in a row.

> "Future baseline availability", my arse.
> I don't know what's going on in your personal life, and if there's=20
> anything wrong I truly hope it can be resolved happily, but stop taking=
> it out on us.

The worst thing going on is that my son is going through teething,
and I wasn't taking that out on you.

But since we're obviously not getting along, I won't respond to you for
at least a week.  If you do likewise, then we'll save everyone else the
stress of witnessing pointless arguments.