Last e-mail thread's getting too big
Really busy today. not that you can tell. I'd vent about old men not knowing how to use a computer.
I was just told to ADD on a printing calculator, the numbers that WERE ALREADY IN A SPREAD SHEET cause he didn't trust the spred sheet. not the typist, which given it was me, would have been a reasonalbe fear, but the software that adds things.
He also cannot "see" a window in his computer. He does not grasp that the box is not part of a single image, but is infact an entity of it's own. and you can have 1 or 10 or 1000 of them on your computer screen and once, and nothing bad will happen (other than blowing up your processor, but i digress).
I asked him to "close the window and open up X", and he really could not understand what I meant. He was looking at it, but did not "see" it.
Inform him that the machine spirit has been corrupted and we must restart the logic engine so the cogitator can resume collating.
He really is like Dilber's boss. cept it's not for lack of trying.
What's ironic is in the 80's he build several computers from "scratch". and he is very copecetic with non gui dos type commands, cause they are very liner. "print doc x to site y". vs, "drag that icon here" (what icon? where is here? how do you drag?)
I didn't really get how much the concept of a "windwo" is perception.
Great moments in wtfery: some guy melts a candy bar on his motherboard, asks us to fix it.
IT guys walk into an office to tell people that there was a server crash and if they want to keep on working they'll have to restart their computers. Half the office just hit the off-button on their monitors...
...wait how the fuck do you melt... never mind. It's like the "why is there a miniature brass sculpture of Napoleon stuck in your arse".
Pre fan cpu's. We worked at a high school, one day the boss had enough and had all the 486's around the school confiscated and destroyed. This was in 2007.
c2000, i had a part time job doing "test" of software. we were in a section beside the complaint and help desk.
The single biggest complaint was AOL users. The did not know what a "link" was, or what clicking was, or how to cut and paste, so teh line "AOL users will want to cut and paste the link below and paste it into the address bar of the browser" meant nothing to them.
"How to i get to the site?"
I hope to god AOL is gone.