Jokes/Interweb Things Thread, User Achievements in Fun Stuff; Following on from the Tech/Admin achivements thread I though I would start one with simmilar XBOX type achivements for users ...
4th May 2011, 03:05 PM #1 User Achievements Following on from the Tech/Admin achivements thread I though I would start one with simmilar XBOX type achivements for users and their exploits as recorded on the helpdesk and in person: The Mystery Writer: Complete a fault report without giving any hint as to which computer of many in a room it relates to. Steven King: Write a report so twisted and disconnected from reality that you don’t know what is wrong until five minutes after you have been and fixed it. Time Lord: Use the words; it’ll just take a second five times or more within a month. Mystery Science Theatre: Make up at least two new names for technical ‘thingamees’ and use them in a fault report. Richard Kimble: Elude conversation with technical staff for at least two hours by being ‘too busy‘ to discuss the urgent show stopping fault that you reported. Groundhog Day: Report the same user generated fault at least five times with no indication of learning from it. The Woodsman: Waste at least a ream of paper in a single day by accidentally printing large documents and leaving them where they fall. The Sample Platter: Store at least one example of food from each of the food groups in your laptops keyboard for consumption in case of emergency. The Hoarder: Fill your work provided laptop with personal photos, movies and music. The Electrician: Destroy or lose 3 or more network leads in a month. ‘Good’ Samaritan: ‘Donate’ your work provided laptop to your children, grandchildren or friend. Pet Store: Keep more than one external mouse in your laptop bag. Goldfish: Ask the same question three times or more in one day. Happy Gilmour: Test the ‘durability’ of your laptop in an unorthodox fashion that will void the warranty. Blue Lantern: Leave a projector on needlessly so long that it cooks the LCD into an attractive blue shade. Captain Planet: Turn off every computer at the wall to save power and then complain that it won’t work. Magpie: Create a nest of new shiny equipment sourced from all over the site of your own volition. Bliss: Happily ignore wilful destruction of computer components and blame IT for not being proactive. PSA: Carbon copy more than two managers into a fault report email. Slider: Proclaim at least once that this always worked before while neglecting the bit about the parallel universe. Storyteller: Report your IT staff to a line manager when not getting your way. Internet Cafe: Leave your session logged on and unlocked in an open classroom while wandering off to do something else. Time Capsule: Attempt to back up every installable program from the internet onto your laptop for posterity. Tooltime: Install at least three browser toolbars, possibly even the Binford 6100 series search extravagansa bar with real working lights. Please add any more that you think would work.
Last edited by SYNACK; 4th May 2011 at 03:28 PM.
4th May 2011, 03:09 PM #2 Weight Watcher : Interrupt the technicians lunch more than twice in a month with the phrase "I know you're having lunch but..." Belt and Braces : Back up your memory stick to at least 5 separate network areas Bomb Planted : Give no more than 5 minutes prior notice for setting up something Wishing on a : Utter the immortal phrase "You're a star" to someone for helping you with a problem Enigma Machine : Password protect all documents with a password you duly forget Bird is the word : Tell more than 10 people the "network is down" because you cannot access a webpage And another thing... : Save up at least 4 helpdesk problems before submitting all of them within 5 minutes Stoppage Time : Stop a technician leaving for home with an urgent problem that needs sorting Clean getaway : Log a problem on the helpdesk as urgent before getting in your car and heading home for the evening It's got a plug : Ask technical staff a question about a TV or video player Gratis : Bring in your personal laptop for technical staff to fix as soon as possible The final countdown : Remind technical staff it is nearly summer and the holidays beckon And the Oscar goes to... : Successfully feign shock when told technical staff don't get 10+ weeks holiday a year Oh the Humanity! : Successfully survive the first day back after the summer holidays Following orders : When told you must install "XXX Hot Girls Software Web Cam Viewer" before you can visit a webpage, click OK Timewarp : Order software compatible with Windows versions 15 years or older But lover : Refute claims of user error with "but it worked yesterday" Bulletproof : Successfully disable or remove anti virus software from your work laptop Don't feed after midnight : Complain of "Gremlins in the system" after losing a 4 page document you forgot to save
Last edited by MK-2; 4th May 2011 at 03:40 PM.
4th May 2011, 10:39 PM #3 5th May 2011, 12:11 AM #4 Rep Power 17
Great actor: Act when P2P software is found on your issued laptop. Shocked Cleaver : Damage at least 2 thumb drives by snapping them in half. Circumference repair : Plug lose CAT 5 cables into any available socket even when its already plugged in.
Thats 3 from me.
5th May 2011, 12:23 AM #5 Bunker: Find a member of staff to reset your passwords in a 4-player co-op game. Aces High: Poke the mesh covered speaker holes through on a shiny custom built computer. Video Star: Hide a YouTube browser tab six times in a row in a single lesson without being detected. In The Money: Top-up your print credits once a day for five days in a row. Giga-what: On a single PowerPoint slide, reach a file size of 1GB or greater.
5th May 2011, 09:00 AM #6 FOR %%A IN ("This thread") DO > "%StaffArea%/Noticeboard/ ICT User Achievments.doc"
5th May 2011, 09:14 AM #7 Straight to the Top: Ignore the fact there is a helpdesk and log an issue directly with support staff. Early Bird: Personally inform the technician of an issue as soon as they get on site, before they have taken their coat off. See no Evil: Ignore an important email from the technician 5 times. Hear no Evil: Ignore what a technician is saying while explaining an issue 5 times. Speak no Evil: Refuse to log 5 issues on the basis the technician 'should know already'. Rush Tactics: Send at least half a class to the technician at once for password changes. Respect mah Authoritah!: Demand the admin password so that you can install software onto your laptop at home. Belt and Braces: Make a 'backup' of a folder on the same physical drive. Waste Not, Want not: Ask if you can have your old slow laptop that has just been replaced for home use. Musical Chairs: Move the location of the computer in your office 5 times.
Thats all I can think of for the moment...
5th May 2011, 09:22 AM #8 Paradox : Log a help desk call saying you are having problems logging a helpdesk call Press to continue : Locate the fabled ANY key It burns it burns! : Continually look into the beam of a projector Don't stop me now! : Do not let any technical staff interrupt you with an answer while explaining a convoluted problem
Last edited by MK-2; 5th May 2011 at 09:34 AM.
5th May 2011, 09:28 AM #9 Power Up: Member of SLT demands their job is moved to the front of the queue.
5th May 2011, 09:36 AM #10 Can you Just?: Stop a Technician in the middle of a busy corridor whilst he is carrying what appears to be a very light Laser Printer (why would he carry it if it is heavy?) to ask him if he can just do a job for you! Will you show me how: Loosely translated as I need this doing, do it for me!
5th May 2011, 09:40 AM #11 tree waster: repeatedly click print then realise your network cable wasnt plugged in and receive eleventy thousand copies of the document on every printer in school and for bonus points your home printer that evening mixmaster: turn every volume up to full but have the amp set to the wrong input then deafen the whole room when its put on the right input (marked with red stickers etc) blank screen: push fn f5 /f3/windows key p etc) major trip hazzard: decide that the socket near the smartboard/power etc just isnt right and run cables randomly across the room to some random location bonus if they fail to plug in the interactive lead as the smartboard is 1 lead the usb is for something else chew toy: request a 3rd power supply as the dog ate the last 2
5th May 2011, 09:41 AM #12 Power Ranger : Calling a technician out to plug something into the power socket.
5th May 2011, 09:43 AM #13 Simples: Ask a Technician to come and complete a "simple" job which in actuality takes the Technician a good part of the day to complete.
5th May 2011, 09:52 AM #14 Lots of good additions there Space Cadet: Request more quota space twice in one week for your important blury pictures of... 'something' .
5th May 2011, 10:00 AM #15
I have 3 pages so far [Landscape, 3 columns]... Got anymore to add before I send-to-all?
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