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    This morning - <panic>"My computer's died"</panic>

    Case lights on, screen asleep. USB mouse unplugged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    At a previous school, an ICT teacher frequently used to plug her USB stick into the ethernet port on her laptop then shout at us because it wasn't working. Some people just can't be bothered.
    Done it loads of times but have no one but myself to shout at. Why make it the same size? And why make the apple mag power connector the same size too!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davit2005 View Post
    Yep, sounds familiar You'd thought that they would recognise that a green plug may need to be plugged into a green socket. Are these the type of people who at school were continually trying to put squares in round holes
    Expecting teachers to do something as technical as plugging a thing in properly? Codswallop! "The USB keyboard won't plug in *whilst trying to put it into the firewire port*"
    Ha ha, they probably were!

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    It's not always the "knowing what it's called" which is the issue. We regularly get people logging tickets along the lines of "My interactive whiteboard says 'No signal'", so they obviously know that an interactive whiteboard is called an interactive whiteboard. When you explain to them that their IWB is in fact working perfectly, you can just see them thinking "what is this crazy fool on about? There's no picture!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBlax View Post
    The case being for my school. Speakers not working = end-user plugged the green into the pink

    *bangshead*
    I never understood that one! The connectors are colour coded! Unless significant swathes of people are colour blind, I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I never understood that one! The connectors are colour coded! Unless significant swathes of people are colour blind, I don't get it.
    I wonder what would happen if you went full-troll and changed the green to pink. Would that revert it? Probably not, it'd go in the blue instead

    Yet somehow they manage with laptops, those aren't colour-coded. Perhaps it's because they've got cute + cuddly little icons beside each input?
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    If they grasped "Don't tell me in the corridor - log the problem" it would be a step forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    If they grasped "Don't tell me in the corridor - log the problem" it would be a step forward.
    I'd love to do that here, but we're only a small junior school (250 kids yet we have 2x HT's, 1x Deputy HT, 1x Director of Teaching & Learning and 8x SMT - I see why I'm paid diddly-squat, way too much management for a school of our size imo - anyway, I'm digressing. Seperate rant!) so it's all a case of "nah, we'll send the kids straight to you and you can come do it right away - whether you're clearly trying to mount a projector to the ceiling or not!" - helpdesk system would be shunted aside, so I just do my own 'worklog' sheet and fill it out myself. Pain in the rear but that's how it has to be for now *shrug*
    Last edited by Fleetwood; 19th October 2012 at 03:34 PM.

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