You are Isabel McClain. You are currently four days into a mind-numbing gig as a temporary administrative assistant at Duffer-Moore Imports, the world-class importer of fine wicker office furniture. The office printer is broken; you have been tasked with getting it fixed.
Your boss, Bernie, is standing in the doorway of your cramped side-office, arms crossed. He doesn’t look happy.
“Bella, where’s the service tech?” he asks pointedly. “Why haven’t you called Printoservice yet?”
You hate being called “Bella.” And you have, in fact, called Printoservice. Two days ago. Also yesterday. And twice already today.
What do you do now?
After recent Disqus changes, I’ve decided to migrate to a new system for comments on StoryQuests. This won’t happen immediately, but be on the lookout for changes in the near to mid future. I’ve still got to decide whether I want to write my own comment system, or else find something new off-the-shelf to use.
(I realize the “promoted discovery” links can be turned off, and I’ve avoided turning on new Disqus features entirely so far, but I find the way Disqus presents the advertisers’ links alongside the blog author’s, when the feature is turned on, extremely slimy, and not at all indicative of a positive direction for the service.)
For some reason the newest page isn’t showing up on Google Reader or Twitter automatically. I’m not really sure what’s going on with this yet, but it’s affecting everything that pulls from either of the site’s two Atom feeds.
We’ll see if this news item shows up or not.