* Posts by The H-J Man

4 posts • joined 12 Oct 2020

In the '80s, satellite comms showed promise – soon it'll be a viable means to punt internet services at anyone anywhere

The H-J Man

Re: Can't wait...

Yep, Spent 9 months after graduating dealing with people like that. The ISPs have to make it as simple as possible hence why you have the options you have and nothing like what you want. Even then there are people who struggle, which to be fair can be either parties fault. We ahave all had to deal with Virgin Media. Im sure you have heard all the stories before.

Yes, there's nothing quite like braving the M4 into London on the eve of a bank holiday just to eject a non-bootable floppy

The H-J Man

When I worked on a helpdesk for a company that supplied robotics for a Dark Warehousing operation.

Me: Hello, Company X helpdesk, How can I help

Customer: Your ****ing robot has stopped working again

Me: OK, Try removing the poster advertising the departmental football match off the wall again so that the robot can read the bar code and know where it is please.

Customer: There is no poster on the wall, Staff are told not to put them up.

Me: OK, Based on previous calls from your company, please remove the poster advertising the departmental football match off the wall again so that the robot can read the bar code and know where it is please.

Customer: Your robots are ****ing cr** they are always breaking down.

Me: Looking at the previous logs from your company, this is a common problem and the despatched engineer simply removes the poster.

Customer: (lots of ***** and ****)

Me: Well, I can dispatch a enginner and if it is found to be a user fault, you will be charged accorsding

Customer: Lots more *****s and ****s

Engineer duly dispatched and next day the first task was to issue an invoice for "Removal of user generated media preventing robot to operate in an efficient and effective way"- translation - The field maintenance guy walked into the warehouse, went straight to the wall and removed poster advertising football match of wall, to which the robot started up and carried on.

Did I or did I not ask you to double-check that the socket was on? Now I've driven 15 miles, what have we found?

The H-J Man

Used to work 1st/2nd line support for a company that made automatic warehouse systems where robots would go round the warehouse knowing where they were by reading a barcode or matrix of some sort. Middle of the night calls were along the vain of "You F**king robots broken down again". For which the reply would be "Take the poster advertising the football match off the wall". But would often still have to visit said company to walk up to wall and take poster down and suprise suprise the robot burst into life and a bill for a vast amount would be generated.

Remember the days when signs were signs and operating systems didn't need constant patching?

The H-J Man

Re: Why Windows?

Brain the size of a planet and all you want me to do is display signs..Call that job satisfasction

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