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19th October 2012, 02:47 PM #16
This morning - <panic>"My computer's died"</panic>
Case lights on, screen asleep. USB mouse unplugged.
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19th October 2012, 02:59 PM #17
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!?
Originally Posted by Norphy
19th October 2012, 03:12 PM #18
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*"
Originally Posted by Davit2005
Ha ha, they probably were!
19th October 2012, 03:42 PM #19
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!!"
19th October 2012, 03:46 PM #20
I never understood that one! The connectors are colour coded! Unless significant swathes of people are colour blind, I don't get it.
Originally Posted by TBlax
19th October 2012, 03:57 PM #21
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
Originally Posted by localzuk
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?
Last edited by TBlax; 19th October 2012 at 04:01 PM.
19th October 2012, 04:27 PM #22
If they grasped "Don't tell me in the corridor - log the problem" it would be a step forward.
19th October 2012, 04:33 PM #23
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*
Originally Posted by laserblazer
Last edited by TBlax; 19th October 2012 at 04:34 PM.
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