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[#] Tue Aug 30 2016 09:47:31 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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More websites need to find out a way to attract dead users.

I would say that any public web site that's been around for a while has some dead people in its account list.

It isn't a problem unless those users actually keep logging in. Then you've got to do something about the zombies.

[#] Tue Sep 13 2016 21:39:23 EDT from zooer

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Who thought of the idea that popping out a video on a webpage so that it scrolls down the page was a good idea.  This person is worse than hitler.  (hitler with a small h)



[#] Mon Sep 26 2016 14:38:17 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Tue Aug 30 2016 09:47:31 AM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
More websites need to find out a way to attract dead users.

I would say that any public web site that's been around for a while has some dead people in its account list.

It isn't a problem unless those users actually keep logging in. Then you've got to do something about the zombies.

Well, I imagine the zombies are only an issue if they go after the web site's braaaains.....otherwise they just groan a lot.



[#] Sat Oct 22 2016 12:46:37 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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GRRRRRRRRR

Someone who should have known better, gave my name and phone number to a little old lady whose computer isn't working ("got hacked" but who knows what actually happened).

There are TWO THINGS that I absolutely do NOT do: tech support, and returning phone calls.

So the voice message gets deleted.  Once word gets out that you are "the computer guy" you own everyone's problems forever.



[#] Sat Oct 22 2016 17:14:08 EDT from wizard of aahz

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So it would be better if not a little old lady?

[#] Sat Oct 22 2016 18:49:32 EDT from zooer

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Always taking the high road. 



[#] Mon Oct 24 2016 22:25:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Sat Oct 22 2016 05:14:08 PM EDT from wizard of aahz
So it would be better if not a little old lady?

I don't care if it's Mother Fucking Theresa, I...

Wait a minute, that didn't sound right.  That was the word "fucking" interposed into a two word phrase or name for added impact.  I did not intend to invoke the word "motherfucking" ... dammit.

Point made, however.  I don't care who it is.  I don't do tech support.  I paid my dues.  I did my time.  I'm not the computer guy.



[#] Tue Oct 25 2016 03:49:25 EDT from the_mgt

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Haha, I can absolutely understand that. I do tech support for two little old ladies, each one the mother of a client. They have the oddest problems, one of them manages to hack her own laptop up regularly. I have rarely seen such odd problems. Both should be using iPads.

I usually do not do tech support for private people, but these two pay so well, it is like owning a cash cow. Which sounds a bit odd and invokes the image of milking little old ladies. Deal with it. :-)



[#] Tue Oct 25 2016 07:46:28 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Invokes Rule#1

[#] Tue Oct 25 2016 12:32:02 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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It's soooooo frustrating. Now I'm the bad guy because I won't do desktop support (an area that I worked hard to get out of) for someone I don't work for. The question of whether it would be paid work or pro bono is irrelevant.
I don't want to be "the computer guy" and we all know there is NO such thing as "just this once."

Why are IT pros expected to put up with this crap when no other trade does?
My neighbor is a mechanic, but I don't ask him to come over and fix my car.
The other neighbor owns a construction company, but I don't ask him to come over and patch sheetrock.

[#] Tue Oct 25 2016 12:32:23 EDT from fleeb

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Mmmm... make a cake with that milk! Where do you plan to get the eggs?

- pushing this farther than it needs to go -

[#] Tue Oct 25 2016 12:33:26 EDT from fleeb

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It's because, in people's minds, it'll only take a moment.

Rarely do they realize that moment blossoms into a lifetime commitment.

[#] Tue Oct 25 2016 15:20:27 EDT from the_mgt

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No eggs, but some spoons full of slowly whipped cream.

 

 

They do that because they think computer work is no real work. Although everyone sees that the whole economy runs on computers now, it still is like 1985. The nerdy basement kid from next door has a new toy, so probably knows about your computer, too. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/computers

So a proper comparison would be asking the next door art teacher to paint something decorative for your living room. For free.

(My wife is an art teacher, these things really do happen.)

 



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