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    I just received an email from a project team member asking me to include some data in some objects.
    And what was the format of the data?

    A screenshot of an excel file!!!!!!

    How idiotic can you be????
    How is anyone supposed to work with data presented in a partial screenshot of an excel file?
    Is it not easier to simply attach the excel file to the email?

    You guys have similar encounters with idiots actually working in IT who should know better than a grey squirrel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasSoerensen View Post
    I just received an email from a project team member asking me to include some data in some objects.
    And what was the format of the data?

    A screenshot of an excel file!!!!!!

    How idiotic can you be????
    How is anyone supposed to work with data presented in a partial screenshot of an excel file?
    Is it not easier to simply attach the excel file to the email?

    You guys have similar encounters with idiots actually working in IT who should know better than a grey squirrel?
    Make everything VARCHAR(4000)

    Simples
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    I was thinking of responding by attaching a mp3 file with a recording of my answer.

    but I just send a snide answer and clicked "Reply to All", and now I have the excel file.

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasSoerensen View Post
    I was thinking of responding by attaching a mp3 file with a recording of my answer.

    but I just send a snide answer and clicked "Reply to All", and now I have the excel file.

    cheers
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    you got a screenshot - you lucky lucky baarsted.

    this happened to me last week. i tulip you not.

    MD (of s/w house) 'Why are you using <field2> here and why is it empty?'
    EO - 'Because last week, you asked for a report that includes <field2>'
    MD - 'I specifically asked for the report to include <field1>'
    EO - 'err, ok, I will change it. just let me document this'
    MD - 'Why are you using <field1> on this report'
    EO - 'aha - produces documentation. this is what you asked for yesterday'
    MD -'No No No. <Client1> wants <field1>, <Client2> wants <field2>'
    EO - 'AHA. there are two fields. Each client has their own field. gotcha.'
    MD - 'Nooo. there is one field, they just call it different things'

    MD - 'Isnt it obvious'



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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    you got a screenshot - you lucky lucky baarsted.

    this happened to me last week. i tulip you not.

    MD (of s/w house) 'Why are you using <field2> here and why is it empty?'
    EO - 'Because last week, you asked for a report that includes <field2>'
    MD - 'I specifically asked for the report to include <field1>'
    EO - 'err, ok, I will change it. just let me document this'
    MD - 'Why are you using <field1> on this report'
    EO - 'aha - produces documentation. this is what you asked for yesterday'
    MD -'No No No. <Client1> wants <field1>, <Client2> wants <field2>'
    EO - 'AHA. there are two fields. Each client has their own field. gotcha.'
    MD - 'Nooo. there is one field, they just call it different things'

    MD - 'Isnt it obvious'



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    Quote Originally Posted by suityou01 View Post
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    In a former life as web manager, I had some changes mailed to the team to process. Person in question had printed out the webpage, scrawled all over it (mostly text changes) in spidery handwriting, then scanned it in and emailed. Very elegant.

    Another time we spent about half an hour explaining to someone in marketing that material published to dev isn't actually live.
    "but I've seen it, you typed in a web address to get to it, so the work is finished and live, yes?"
    "er... let's go over this again"

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    Best one I had was my PM who range from the states to ask which key was the enter key on his keyboard. He used a docking station and an external keyboard and used the enter key on the numeric pad, because it had the word written on it.

    I told him to use the biggest key that wasn't space
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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    you got a screenshot - you lucky lucky baarsted.

    this happened to me last week. i tulip you not.

    MD (of s/w house) 'Why are you using <field2> here and why is it empty?'
    EO - 'Because last week, you asked for a report that includes <field2>'
    MD - 'I specifically asked for the report to include <field1>'
    EO - 'err, ok, I will change it. just let me document this'
    MD - 'Why are you using <field1> on this report'
    EO - 'aha - produces documentation. this is what you asked for yesterday'
    MD -'No No No. <Client1> wants <field1>, <Client2> wants <field2>'
    EO - 'AHA. there are two fields. Each client has their own field. gotcha.'
    MD - 'Nooo. there is one field, they just call it different things'

    MD - 'Isnt it obvious'



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