Re: MOS - site changing again

From: Wayne Smith <>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:31:46 -0500
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No, no fond memories.
I remember a system unready for an alpha test thrown into production. I remember hours trying to get simple things done. I remember hours trying to explain, over and over, what was most broken. I remember fuming over Oracle's response to some of my complaints by removing the feature. I remember promises to keep various URL formats to enable "permanent links" and "permanent tabs", only to allow (both HTML and Flash) sessions to sometimes become unusable due to session timeout ON MY COMPUTER IN A LOCKED ROOM. If the same people designed the new system, I don't see how the coders can turn it into a system we will respect, let alone like.

" testing the new framework on the self-selected squeakiest wheels" ... I like that ;-) On the other hand, if we like it, they have a partner. If we don't like it, our expressions of exasperation will have waned by the time the other 90% come on board.

Ho! Ho! Ho!
Happy Holidays to everyone!
On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Jared Still <> wrote, in part.:

> Are there any fond memories about the last time this happened?
> Here's hoping they have learned a lesson on that and make real
> improvements this time, and make a smooth transition.

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