It’s a small world, after all…
File this one under “bizarre coincidences that you simply couldn’t dream up on your own.”
One of my clients has been having trouble with ColdFusion on his server. I’m not a CF guy, so I can’t solve it for him, but he ran across a company with a bunch of very smart CF guys whom he contracted to dig into it.
Today he forwards an email from the consultant with a fantastic, well-researched explanation that got almost exactly to the heart of what was going on. With just a little more insight about the server configuration (which I was able to provide) all of the pieces fell into place and it looks like we’ve found the root cause.
That’s all well and good, but the name of the consultant — Steven Erat — looked vaguely familiar to me. Try as I might, I couldn’t place it, and there was no obvious connection (he’s in a completely different state, even).
But a few minutes with Google revealed all. Turns out that SIX YEARS AGO we had exchanged comments on each other’s blogs. In fact, I just noticed that his blog still appears in my Blogroll, bookmarked lo those many years ago.
It’s amazing how small the world really is.