dan: don't respond to e-mail via your phone in the bathroom
I had an e-mail exchange with Dan this morning about some
problems with gitbuilder that Mark Nelson reported to me.
His responses were somewhat terse, but I thought nothing
Dan recommended I report the problem on the #inktank IRC
channel. I asked Dan whether this should be considered
normal procedure, to which he responded:
I dunno, but it gets you better response than me on my
phone on the john...
I consider this a bug on multiple levels:
- First, I believe there is no benefit to having a
telephone in the bathroom, notwithstanding my knowledge
of people who do.
- Second, since there is not a lot of chance Dan could
offer much help with the problem, it might have been
better to simply not respond to the e-mail
- Finally, this leads one to wonder whether Dan ever
loans his phone out to anyone, and if so, whether he
offers them any sort of disclaimer.
I marked this "normal" priority, even though one might
consider this whole affair something different from that.