Friday, May 11, 2012

Least Resistance

It is often easier to take the path of least resistance (in fact, the Gorse Fox would assert that by definition, that is the case). So it is that the latest demands of the purchasers’ solicitors were dealt with. Letters were exchanged and the Gorse Fox contacted members of the Board of Directors of the Estate. A universal response declaring the stupidity of the request was followed by a willingness to help and close the matter down. Again, we have turned matters round with 24 hours or so… so let’s see what they come up with next.

Meanwhile the Gorse Fox spent a frustrating day fighting with some of Starfleet’s internal systems. He needed to approve some professional certification cases, but the tool used to do this was intent on descending into a recursive error. The only way out was to crash the system. After losing this battle following several hours of effort, GF sent a message to the powers that be to explain the problem and to tell them to register the approvals for him.

Opportunity came up to help with another project. Unfortunately, and you may find this hard to believe, this one is not going all tickety-boo. The dilemma facing the Gorse Fox is: can he really make a worthwhile difference when all he can offer is a day or so each week on a programme that has been running for a year and has another 6 months to run? He certainly needs to think about how he would agree some sensible terms of reference.

1 comment:

The Gray Monk said...

Good to know that the UK's property laws are still able to throw the occasional spanner - and these can be retrieved with a little uncommon sense.

I don't envy you the problem program though ...