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Wouldn't it be nice

If the East Kingdom servers ever worked consistently?  The damn site has been a rolling disaster for years now, and it's beyond frustrating.  Not to mention that the insistence that the kingdom has to own EVERYTHING - local websites, discussion groups, email addressess, et al, means that when it goes down EVERYTHING goes down.  It's been how many months, and I'm STILL not re-subscribed to the polling order discussion lists.  This morning I can't access law, or my own barony's website.

The fancier the back-end people make it, the less useful it becomes to the end users - and whenever I've talked to anyone about it, I hear all about wonderful the back end structure is.  Great.  Good for you.  But when I speak to anyone not involved with the site, they're all ripping their hair out also. I think I'm going to pay the upcharge to go back to a paper subscription when my membership re-ups, because this is ridiculous.

I'm a huge fan of technology, but not for it's own sake.

Okay, back to cleaning.



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Dec. 29th, 2014 12:52 pm (UTC)
Like most technology
It is designed for ease of design, with the "human component" as an afterthought. In that way it is similar to how ergonomic engineers fail to take into account the people that are supposed to fit into the 2-ft square noted in the prints.
Dec. 29th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Like most technology
Yeah, there is that. Like in the space my department is moving to - to make up for the fact that they've eliminated any space where people could have a meeting, now everyone has a short filing cabinet with wheels and a pad on top so that you can have a meeting in your cubicle (I'm not making this up.) Just wheel out the filing cabinet/seat!

Of course, I'm sure no one has considered how easy it's going to be to move once it's full of paper...
Dec. 29th, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC)
They are for some reason called "peds" and someone sent out an uber-corporate memo to say they are The Latest Thing for cubicles. Yale has moved shitloads of them into place...
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