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Some people are too clumsy to use computers

 6:49 pm on Nov 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

I swear! It's like they are just pressing random keys and clicking on things all over the screen in a blind panic. She had dialog boxes open that I've never seen before. I look at the taskbar and see a docked group labeled [(16) In...] and there behold are 16 copies of Internet Explorer minimized down there, all happily displaying her home page (Facebook. go figure).

What business does she have opening the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard"? Well, minimizing *does* make it go away. Sort of.

I could have taken her advice: "maybe we should just delete the WINDOWS directory and start over". I know she was half-joking, but it makes me wonder if she's tried that before.

I'm not an IT help person. But I do know that you can't fix things by picking up the machine and shaking it. Which is metaphorically what was happening.

I apologize for venting here. I don't do it often. It's cathartic.



 6:01 am on Nov 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

Now you know the power of having that data for users to your website, where you can see all of the strange and crazy misfires that happen :)


 1:52 am on Nov 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

a nerd, knows about the specific technology subject front and back, but you may not know he/she does by their exterior.

a geek, acts and dresses like he knows

I like that. A nerd just doesn't feel a need to impress. A geek must make sure that everybody knows how much they know - and you're probably better off with the nerd (though the geek may have better communication skills).


 5:35 am on Nov 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

hmm. That's not the nerd/geek definitions I grew up with... 'round these parts, a nerd was socially inept, awkward, usually fashionably inept as well. Geek was just anyone who was unusually adept with, or fixated upon, technology. The nerd couldn't get a date, the geek could but would end up boring her to death talking about modems and RPGs.

So of course the two often intersect.


 9:41 am on Nov 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

In my lost role at an online/offline publishing company, the nerds/geeks/developers were the biggest drinkers, followed by the sales people...at one time this was the other way around :)


 11:44 am on Nov 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

going off topic, but what the foo:
the nerds/geeks/developers were the biggest drinkers

where i went to school nerd was spelled knurd because of what it spelled in reverse.

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