So, I have the opinion of a particular group of people that they're commonly somewhat clueless. It's one of those groups of people that gets it half the time, doesn't the other half, but still manages to come out okay out of sheer luck.
Today I noticed something that was COMPLETELY wrong. Was the antithesis of what we were ACTUALLY trying to accomplish. I sent out an email detailing the issue in a somewhat authoritative tone (okay... not so somewhat... but it IS the system that I established and had ownership of for a very, very long time). It was a bit of a rant.
Well... they call me saying "it works everywhere else" and after investigation, we find that the problem is mine... my system and a hardcoded IP address i'd apparently put in oh-so-long ago. Oops. I sent out an immediate apology, and thanked them for doing it the right way.
So yeah... I've got egg on my face... and every time I tell myself "I need to validate issues with more certainty before I jump on them to be fixed.". That being said, I have no complaints about what I did. I would be vocal and voice issues that I see than be paranoid about losing face or reputation. As long as I'm more often right than wrong, or have more valid concerns than stupid mistakes, I'm doing okay. And if that means that now and then I have to apologize, I'm okay with that. :)