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    Department of Technical fussiness

    iru69, I think you especially will appreciate this. :laugh:

    Gordon
    Pragmatic Praxis

    #2
    Ha! Yeah, that guy is nuts! If I'm being formal about it, as in the Revit Hardware Recommendation posts I wrote up, I tried to consistently use a space because I know that's technically correct. But when I'm writing more informally, I generally eliminate the space... there's no reason to have it IMHO... it's just a waste of space (no pun intended).

    I do have a minor nitpick with mixing up bytes with bits, such as, "I have 8 Gb of RAM", which is the equivalent of saying "I have 8 gigabits of RAM". Not because I don't know what someone really means, but only because I think it eventually confuses those less tech savvy, who will start to confuse bytes with bits.

    To all the non-techie folks out there: How to have fun with IT guy! Want to push his buttons? When talking to the IT guy, always make sure to mix up bytes and bits and units, no matter how many times he corrects you. "How many gigabits of RAM should I have?"; "Is a 1 gigabyte network really worth it?"; "My CPU is only 2.4 megahertz, do I need a faster one?"

    (disclaimer: I'm not responsible if he punched you in the face after he's explained it a dozen times)

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      #3
      Well, that's 2 minutes of my life I'll never get back.
      Dan

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        #4
        Originally posted by dzatto View Post
        Well, that's 2 minutes of my life I'll never get back.
        Hmm, which of the post icons is appropriate for "Ridiculously tangential thread"?
        Too bad :crazy: isn't a post icon option.

        Gordon
        Pragmatic Praxis

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          #5
          He's right, that was probably the most pedantic post in TUAW history.

          Another good one to really peeve your IT guy is to mix up the terminology of your Disc Drive and call it a Hard Drive. Or use your Disc Drive to hold your drink when you know they will walk by. Be sure to comment on how awesome it is that computers come with a cup holder.

          Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for broken disc drives, use an empty cup.

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            #6
            Originally posted by hypnox1 View Post
            Or use your Disc Drive to hold your drink when you know they will walk by. Be sure to comment on how awesome it is that computers come with a cup holder.

            Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for broken disc drives, use an empty cup.
            LOL :laugh: That´s hilarious :thumbsup:
            Klaus Munkholm
            "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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              #7
              Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
              LOL :laugh: That´s hilarious :thumbsup:
              don't get jokes over there in the Kingdom? This from the circa 1992 joke regarding computer cup holders

              http://www.callcenterconsultant.net/...p-holder-joke/
              I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                #8
                While you're at it:

                Call your IT-guy and tell him one of the following:

                - I want a new screen because my mouse isn't working on this one. If he asks what's wrong, tell him you are moving your mouse all across the screen but the pointer isn't following it. (only works when you just got a new screen)

                - "I have a big problem: I installed a new screensaver, but everytime I move my mouse it disappears".

                - "What's keeping you! I've pushed the helpbutton 4 hours ago and still nobody showed up."

                - "I can't print, every time I want to print something it says "Can't find printer". I even put the printer in front off the webcam, no success."

                Well, for the best I am self-employed...
                Martijn de Riet
                Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
                MdR Advies
                Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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                  #9
                  uhh well since my handle is my name I'm only going say... optical/laser mice and post it notes..... use your imagination

                  oh and if you happen to be in an office using wireless mice or keyboards, just swap them with somebody within 30ish feet. Where is the evil devil horns smilie?

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