Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I know that she knows that I'm not fond of asking

Last night I was phoned with an IT query. Lucy Aughney, IT dept! Sally's computer in college had frozen as she was turning it off and she was having a panic attack as she had not yet started a 2,000 word essay due the next day. As you can see, she is proudly upholding family tradition by not doing anything unless she absolutely has to. Because I am a renouned technological genuis I wisely told her to turn it off again.

'Omigod, it worked! You're a genuis!'

Then I told her not to turn it on for about ten minutes to allow the computer time to 'reboot', that it might have a 'memory' issue or there might be a problem with the 'mainframe'. That's right, I have no idea what I'm talking about. Luckily she doesn't either so I was really just saying random words at this point.

I also told her that her computer freezing might have something to do with overuse of bebo. Evil.

5 comments:

Chris Cope said...
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Chris Cope said...

Previous comment was littered with errors:

Say this: "Bebo uses XML cookies, which inadvertently fades mainframe firewall connectivity in certain cold fusion instances. The best workaround is to avoid Bebo use."

It's gibberish based on the words I always hear our tech guys using.

By the way, they always tell you to turn the computer on and off, so you're well on your way to a career in IT support.

pedantesque said...

Did you mean to write "renouned technological genius?" - if so, it's a great pun; if not, it's an awesome typo.

Lucy said...

Shurrup. Smartarse.

liz said...

if you are infact a genius you may want to learn how to spell the word lucy!haha