Ok, so this is going to sound a little sick but I’ve been going down to the mail office every day for the past few days just waiting for Scorpion Software AuthAnvil tokens to show up. Dana and I talked about ShockeyMonkey supporting 2FA and have some joint customers but I never really bothered to ask what it actually costs.. You know the RSA rule – “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it”
So yeah, I was dead wrong. 2FA stuff that Dana sells is ridiculously affordable and for the past few days I have been going back and forth waiting on this thing to arrive. On each drive back home I would think of a different way to implement it with what we do and share with my partners.
Therein lies my apparent disappearance over the past two weeks. I have been so busy working on the reporting and data generation scripts for ExchangeDefender and Offsite Backups. As ExchangeDefender pretty much became a defacto MSP solution for SPAM filtering and business continuity (not just archiving, archiving with ability to correspond while systems are down) the MSPs have flocked to it like nobody’s business. Thank you, thank you for all your money. But, it’s not that easy. MSPs tend to ask a lot more (and a lot more detailed) questions than your average corporate user. So, for the past two weeks I’ve been coding the mind-numbingly meaningless number displays that are of no significance to anyone other than the sales guy trying to justify the cost of ExchangeDefender to the customer that is somehow shocked that the SPAM problem is so bad – why did you sign up for it in the first place genius?
So instead of doing productive development of training materials and explaining how to write new code, I spent the morning coding the automatic RBL removal request systems for people that get nabbed by ExchangeDefender for excessively spamming our customers.
Later today, more reporting work… There are days on which I really hate programming..
So, another hope that Canadian Mounties have made it through the mountains and mountains of slow, over the igloos and through the icebergs (my stereotypical impression of Canada) to hand the package off to US Postal Service which will of course kick it all the way from Seattle to Orlando (the realistic impression of how US Postal Service “handles” packages).
Come on…. give me something useful to code! I am tired of writing stats, reports and manuals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!