09 August 2006

11:49

Continuing my period of angst with technology, and inspired somewhat by Charles Arthur's chocolate teapots..can you relate to any of these classic tech gotchas?

Some, thankfully, hark back to a bygone age of computing and some are new..

Chocolate teapots, Inflatable dartboards, solar powered torches and my favourite, luminous sundials..

  • The network drivers are on the network share
  • Email credentials have been emailed to you
  • The recent Vista build where windows explorer crashed whenever you opened my documents. So to blow it away and rebuild, I need to backup my files.. Tricky with no file management..
  • Another Vista favourite - the extended desktop display settings dialogue is on the extended monitor which is no longer attached to the machine.
  • BT broadband classic - emailed the service request about the fact your adsl is down..which you can't access because your adsl is down.
  • Need to configure the wireless router but the wireless is down and you are downstairs using the wireless mediacentre machine in the kitchen..
  • The classic windows boot message "There is no keyboard detected, press F1 to continue"