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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:57 pm

 
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby piqaboo » Thu Nov 13, 2003 1:10 pm

Originally posted by operatenor:
 
OT, FOMCLOL!!
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby analog » Thu Nov 13, 2003 1:49 pm

On Brown Thumbs:
I identify with Barfle on the pesky ALT, though I usually hit the left one.
A ring of hot-glue around the participial key will fix it.

On Rage:
My mouse driver locks-up every two or three minutes, requiring the three finger microsoft salute to unlock it. Refreshing driver is no help and IT guys are baffled. At the thrift store I got a grocery-sack full of mice for ten cents apiece, and when it gets too much just smash one.
Guess im a serial mouse killer.

On not giving up yet:
Has anybody tried that $199 Wal-mart computer with Linux?
Cogito ergo doleo.
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby treebeau » Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:05 pm

Duh, hey OT, did you forget to put something in that posting?
;)

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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:25 pm

Darn! Forgot my TPLIB! :o :D
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:29 pm

Originally posted by analog:
...requiring the three finger microsoft salute to unlock it.

...I got a grocery-sack full of mice for ten cents apiece, and when it gets too much just smash one.
Guess im a serial mouse killer.
LMAO!!! :D

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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:44 pm

Originally posted by treebeau:
Duh, hey OT, did you forget to put something in that posting?
;)
Write a TPDR.
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby piqaboo » Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:55 pm

"a TPDR"

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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:36 pm

Okay, I give. What's a "TPDR"?
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:10 pm

Technical Publications Deficiency Report. What the users write to whine about a book. The reason I just now rewrote the instructions for putting a cotter pin in the end of a bolt, carefully engaging the castellations in the nut. With illustrations. Three of them. One is a cross sectional view. For a job a cub scout could do with a pocket knife and a flat rock.

Don't know what the FDA uses to whine about missing data.

Everytime you think you've got something idiot-proofed, you encounter a better idiot. :roll:
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:45 pm

Oh, thanks for the explanation.

On the boat we could've used one of the reports for the Reactor Plant Manual(RPM). There was this one procedure that had us pumping primary coolant into the potable water system. Never could figure that one out, but it sure saved on reading lamps in the bunks.... :eek:
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:32 pm

Sounds like good energy conservation to me. :D
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:53 pm

Yeah, but a hazmat team still shows up in front of my house every time I flush...
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby EJA » Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:34 am

Getting back to the subject (clears throat in an officious manner) we had a computer mishap here today. We have a contact database program which has the capability to merge several people's contact information into one record, in the event that duplicate contact records have been formed and need to be consolidated. It also has the ability to merge a whole bunch of contact records into one record based on a filter of the database. Well, one of the marketing people thought that she was doing the former, merging just two duplicate records, when in fact she was clicking the menu item for the latter, while she had a filter running for a different purpose that included literally thousands of customers. Now all those customers are mooshed into one contact record with hundreds of e-mail addresses and thousands of customer history items all together in one useless swirl. As a matter of fact, she did this twice, and so there are two of these large conglomerations of worthlessness. Thus I am here at 9:30 in the evening trying to combine my best system administration, database administration, and database programming skills to make some sense out of this muddle. Ugh. Marketing people should not be allowed anywhere near computers. We IT people seem to innevitably end up the butt of the joke, however. I'm just glad that Don Shamber is here to keep me company.
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby EJA » Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:04 am

Confound it, I believe I've done it!! Goodnight. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Nov 14, 2003 10:16 am

Another Eye, Dee, Ten, Tee error. I sure wish you IT techie types could do something about those I D 10 T errors.
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby treebeau » Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:30 pm

Not to mention the PEBCAKs. Oh wait, I just did.

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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby EJA » Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:21 pm

Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
Another Eye, Dee, Ten, Tee error. I sure wish you IT techie types could do something about those I D 10 T errors.
We could, but senior management still refuses to allow us to activate the deadly CRT heat ray in the monitors, and they only let us use the phasers for printing. We're not allowed to use the lasers to burn anything other than CDs and DVDs, and they won't let us convert the workstation power supplies to give a jolt to errant users.
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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby BigJon » Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:26 pm

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Re: Odd mishaps cause computer grief.

Postby EJA » Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:04 pm

Originally posted by treebeau:
Not to mention the PEBCAKs. Oh wait, I just did.

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Tim B.
OK, I'll bite. I know what an idiot is (mirrors are such handy things), but what the heck is a PEBCAK?

I've tried:
Poor Evil Bad Chicken Angering Knights
Pretty Exceptionally Boring Constantly Arthritic Kings
Presciently Evasive Border Changing Anarchist Kingpins

Hmmmmm . . . this is not getting better. I think I will quit and wait for the answer.
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