Continuing adcentures in work:
So we're given a list of all the users (400 or so) on our network. "Ping them all to see if they're in DNS," the network gurus tell us. So we split the list in half and work our way through it.
Then we get new instructions: "Send me the users who aren't in DNS." OK.
More new instructions: "Send me just the ones in Columbia, you call the ones in all the outlying offices and have them refresh and renew their IP." Out of 30, how many have I gotten in touch with? 2.
Even more new instructions: "We think we've fixed some of them, ping everyone again to check."