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Techy Fun: More Information Please!

July 14th, 2007

As I’m in the process of slowing shutting down other sites I’ve worked on (due to time constraints), I’m reposting them here. Here’s an article from “Behind The Frontline” which was going to be a cross between I Work With Fools, Worse Than Failure and Dilbert.

Category: More Information, Please!. Author: Anonymous

It’s a nice relaxing Thursday at mission control when a tech support ticket is raised on the helpdesk. It looks like correspondence between two people (“Company XYZ: It looks like account 123 isn’t working, but 124 is”), but with no indication as to why and how it concerns us. I then request further information about what the problem is and shufty off to play Roller Coaster Tycoon for a bit.

An hour or two later and a new ticket is opened with exactly the same details (and by the same user). Update ticket again asking for a couple of bits of information “What is the problem? What is meant to happen? What software are you using? Are you getting any error messages?” – basically, something for me to start working from – at the moment, I’ve got no idea what the problem is, let alone how I could offer assistance.

I continue losing a bit of money on RCT3.

Check back on the helpdesk and more correspondence between the customer and this unknown third party – it looks like they are having a problem getting a piece of software working, but what software it is, I don’t have a clue. The third party themselves say things appear to be working.

I close the ticket with a note “Unable to assist – I can’t offer support for third party applications and I haven’t got sufficient information from yourselves to be able to diagnose problem”.

Grab a drink.

They’ve responded to the closed ticket. First of all with some more strange third party correspondence and then asking what information I need (I cut and paste “What is the problem? What is meant to happen? What software are you using? Are you getting any error messages?”).

I wait a bit more – it’s now 11pm at night.

They close the ticket themselves – “Oh, I see the problem: I’ve missed some files”.

11 hours later, the problem is resolved and I’ve still got no idea what the problem was! I need an alcoholic drink!

Fun: Samsung employees put on show

July 7th, 2007

Via Les at SEB here’s a video of South Korean Samsung employees putting on a dance/show display. Extremely well coordinated I must admit and fun to watch!

Funny: Silly Men

June 28th, 2007

Men erecting bollardsHere’s a quick funny picture I’ve been sent. It’s a one where a couple of men are just “planting” road bollards to prevent people parking where they shouldn’t be.

However, it appears that whoever parked their van didn’t quite think things through. As the subject of the email I received this from said: “Great job with the new bollards lads, now… how are you getting home??”


June 11th, 2007

You’ve heard of lolcats haven’t you? If you haven’t then shame on you – have a look at my previous post with lolcats or just see I Can Has CheezBurger?.

Anyway, there’s now LolCode with such examples in programming as:

	UP VAR!!1

Funny: Cat Like Typing Detected

May 16th, 2007

Cat Like Typing DetectedFrom the folks over at I Can Has Cheezburger (which keeps my other half entertained for a good half hour or so each day), there’s a funny picture of a cat on a keyboard.

If you don’t quite get the joke, there’s actually a product on the market (and has been for some time) called “PawSense” which is meant to detect cats on the keyboard and then make a noise to frighten them away. Or you could just train your cat not to go on your desk….

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