Words of holiday wisdom

“Just got handed a Compaq Presario laptop, it is older than the dust in my basement. It has a fried backlight, useless CDROM, and dead battery. “Can you clean this up so I can give it to someone who doesn’t have a computer?”

I offered to destroy the hard drive and drop it off at a computer recycler tomorrow. But they didn’t quite understand – it can still run Windows me, it still has the sticker on the palm rest.

I explained giving this laptop to someone would be like dropping a penny in donation kettle, or expired can of spam for the food pantry …

Happy holidays to anyone else doing tech support today – I lift an eggnog to you.”

- and we lift an eggnog to you! – Rob

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Workin’ IT Style

It was bound to happen:  If the one-hit wonder known as Psy can get over a billion hits on YouTube with his Gangnam Style video, then it was only a matter of time when there will be (what feels like) a billion Gangnam Style parodies.

So, with that in mind (and if your not completely tired of them yet), I present to you “IT Style,” by F5 Networks – which is actually pretty clever and well-done.  I laughed out loud at a few parts, namely the ‘Darth-Vader-in-the-elevator’ bit… :)

I do love it when a stuffy topic like IT can get humorous…there’s such a fine line between being genuinely funny and borderline pathetic.

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Microwaved iPhone: if the image isn’t cringe-worthy, the backstory is.

microwaved iphone

“I work at a university tech support desk (ran by students.) One afternoon, this girl and her posse come up to the desk, saying that her iPhone wont connect to her computer. I say ok and ask her to bring it out. She brings out this …tragedy. She told me that she microwaved her brand new iPhone 5, because one of her friends told her it would charge the phone in a matter of thirty seconds.”

Good god.  This person will likely be my boss some day. – Rob

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