It helps to know what you’re talking about…

clientsfromhell

From our friends at clientsfromhell.net: I was rendering still images for a publicity company and was working with a representative from the company to help (hah!) facilitate communication.  ME: Okay, I have rendered all the images you requested and saved them into one .psd, and also included a folder with the raw .tiffs should you want to […]

Future malware designer

clientsfromhell

From our friends at clientsfromhell.net: Email from client: “What we really want is a function where the user visits our website and the instant they do so it fires up Microsoft Word on their computer and starts filling out an order form. We think we would get massive revenue this way.”

The ‘U’ in USB…

KindleUSB2

Woman has a Kindle. It was charged when she bought it, but now the battery has run down and she needs it charged – and it’s not working. For lack of better options, I ask if she has a cell phone – and what kind it is. Quick Google reveals that it’s on the micro-USB […]

Sticky situation

bastard_people

Okay, so I was helping in the rollout of new Windows machines as well as inventory/surplus of the old machines. One day, my team and I stumbled upon this disgusting excuse for a workstation. We talked to the user’s boss and this is what we could deduce: The user had been fired/laid off earlier that […]

Instant USB ports!

usb_drive

I get onsite and they tell me, “I can’t get my flash drive to work. So we tried other ones too. So it definitely ain’t the drives. It worked fine before you were out here last time.” That line always gets me. “It worked fine before you were here last.” I turned the computer around […]