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January 10th, 2003
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More fun with files
So, after passing along Chapter 1 yesterday, including updloading the files back onto the server[1], I get a call from one of the electronic production guys this morning. They apparently can't see the changes I've made to the files. He tells me to try uploading the directory again (I still have the copy on my machine). While doing that, he tells me "Now do the set privileges thing." I have no idea what he's talking about, and I tell him so. It looks like there is possibly some step in there that they forgot to tell us about.

He tells me to do that and re-upload the files, and he'll get back to me. So, I go let my supervisor know, and she puts in a call to the head guy in electronic production on this project, asking him to clarify with me what the process is supposed to be. Then I get a cubicle visit from two guys in electronic production, one of whom I was on the phone with this morning. They have me look at a file on my machine. It has my changes. They couldn't see those changes on their machine. We're trying out some other stuff, when their boss calls me, saying that they can leave and go back down[2] there, since he's made a "startling discovery". I have no idea what that startling discovery is. I guess I'll find out sometime today, since this chapter, in whatever state it can get into, is supposed to be sent somewhere out of house at 3:00 today for some sort of demo purpose.

Meanwhile, I have some things I can do, but probably not enough to last me all the way until 4:30 or 5:00, or whenever I decide to leave. A new chapter to proofread is supposed to be coming upstairs today, but that might not happen, since the people working on this current problem are some of the same people responsible for getting chapters up here.


[1] - You may recall that, initially, we were going to do all of the work on the server. They couldn't get that to work, so the solution they came up with was to have us pull the directory down from the server, work on it locally, and put it back on the server. This seemsed to have worked fine.

[2] - I'm on the 11th floor. They are on the 7th floor.

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From:treacle_well
Date:January 10th, 2003 08:54 am (UTC)
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My guesses for the "startling discovery":

They've been looking in the wrong directory for months and months.

There's a menu item you have to select/setting you have to specify/ button you need to push, in order to see changes made by others and they haven't been doing it.


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