Dad doesn’t understand Mac


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bad_mac_wallpaper

We here at the Faildesk take many-a-potshots at Macs, but,here’s something a little different for you: Not really a tech support post, but I thought you guys might like this one. It’s short and sweet. My dad is sort of proficient with computers – he knows his way around the MS Office suite. He can […]

Too old to use a computer? I think YES.


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old guy at the computer

I used to work at my university’s tech support department, where we would receive phone calls from students, staff, faculty, and even trustees that had our campus information system account. The thing wtih the campus information system is that your password had to be changed once a year. I would say well over 50% of […]

Thanks for the warning

I had one customer want me to come over on Christmas Eve. Fortunately I was going out of town so they had to settle for 8AM the day after Christmas. “People, what a bunch of bastards” Oh Lord, how I hate this one. Especially today. Mother’s Day Sunday, phone rings and it’s a client I […]

Self repair

repair

Had this conversation a couple weeks ago…   User: Hey Mike, my computer hasn’t worked for 3 days!! Can you please come help me? Me: really? 3 days and you’re just now calling me? User: I had other stuff to do. Me: Ok, are you sure it’s not just unplugged again? User: No – I […]

Sometimes you just gotta troll with it.

your mom on a computer

I get a call – the usual: “The computer is slow.”  After finding nothing wrong with the machine, the user states “this needs to be fixed now, the Internet is too slow.” After 5 mins of listening to this…I finally stated: “Ms. the Internet is slow because you are too far from the power line. […]

Skill level: executive

confused

I work as a Sys Admin at an Ivy League college for my department only.  Our department manager thinks we do nothing but carry around keyboards and usb keys; she has stated as much to my supervisor.  She is a mean, cold, evil woman who can’t remember her own name half the time.  The other […]