That's right, I'm still hovering about. Mostly reliving the glory days of lurking, but it is what it is, when you are busy working you quite often don't have much that is exciting outside of a core group of people.
Why post something now? Mostly to bitch (can't complain I'm not consistent).
As I posted on my Twitter:
Had to hang up on a phonecall today that sounded important because they didnt give me a heads up.
General tip, if your call is important MAYBE lead with an email so the receiver is aware its coming, cant do much if I am stuck having to listen to something else important
Now, a bit of context around this. NZ lately has been suffering a glut of crank callers from phone numbers similar to the one I received (and also Britain for some reason), so that already put me on a bad footing.
Following that, when you ring someone with something that sounds really important it seems weird not to pre-prime them so they are aware and can get ready (at the time I was sitting in a chair about to have a blood donation needle shoved into my arm with a nurse talking in my ear, and on a normal day I'd be wrapping up in the office, or in end-of-day meetings. And hell, contacting me by email is a surefire way to get a good response anyway).
And third, if it is important maybe don't have your background sound like you are on the Wall Street Trading Floor. If I can't hear you properly I'm not going to put effort in, cause it makes it seem like you haven't on your side (plus its a bit of a hallmark of scam calls).
So, sorry to whoever was giving me a ring. Whatever it was you wanted to discuss I properly would have at least had some input with, but because of the above you caught me at a bad time then didn't exactly instill me with confidence that the call was going to go well. Who knows, maybe tomorrow you'll try again and actually catch me at a good time.
And that's about my piece for now. Hope everyone else that is still hanging around this site as well, and can't wait to see the upcoming improvements.