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Author Topic: top secret: tech support cheat sheet (xkcd)  (Read 6557 times)
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« on: August 24, 2009, 03:20:10 AM »

xkcd finally lets the cat out of the bag and makes everyone an expert in the process.

(i can think of a few people i could give the chart to - but i'd have to staple it to their face so that they don't lose it.)




original source: http://xkcd.com/627/
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 03:31:51 AM »

This is definitely being sent to my mother! But I'm afraid I'll need to teach her how to follow a flowchart.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 06:10:11 AM »

 Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 07:10:42 AM »

 Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009, 08:14:21 AM »

This is definitely being sent to my mother! But I'm afraid I'll need to teach her how to follow a flowchart.
Give her that: http://xkcd.com/518/
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009, 11:58:21 AM »

This is definitely being sent to my mother! But I'm afraid I'll need to teach her how to follow a flowchart.
Give her that: http://xkcd.com/518/
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Perfect! I've sent them both to her. (c:
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2009, 08:00:46 PM »

This is definitely being sent to my mother! But I'm afraid I'll need to teach her how to follow a flowchart.
Give her that: http://xkcd.com/518/
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Heh, brilliant. New activity for Saturday nights: FreeBSD install parties Grin

And the new flowchart is so spot-on, I'm actually ashamed embarassed
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2009, 10:53:00 PM »

Found a reference to the flow chart today: http://friendfeed.com/log...-got-new-mac-did-software

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2009, 11:14:40 PM »

The flowchart is missing my big-gun, magic bullet:  restart the machine.

This fixes 90% of the problems I get asked about.
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009, 10:43:13 AM »

The flowchart is missing my big-gun, magic bullet:  restart the machine.

This fixes 90% of the problems I get asked about.


 Grin I hear you. About a third of the problems I get to deal with end up being JOOTTs.

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JOOTT  - Just One Of Those Things

(pronounced: jute)

Any system problem that ultimately gets 'fixed' by simply rebooting the machine; or, reinstalling the software.

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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2009, 04:44:15 PM »

Absolutely under NO circumstances should one attempt to install FreeBSD under the influence of alcohol.
 Cry Cry Cry

You have been warned...
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2009, 11:43:19 AM »

But I have a 3 day weekend, a case of beer, and nothing planned... <-Just add FreeBSD y/n)  undecided
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2009, 01:34:03 PM »

Absolutely under NO circumstances should one attempt to install FreeBSD under the influence of alcohol.
 Cry Cry Cry

You have been warned...

Same goes for attempting to start a Gentoo Stage 3 after having a few too many pints
of Kanc Country Maple Porter.

But I have a 3 day weekend, a case of beer, and nothing planned... <-Just add FreeBSD y/n)  undecided

Do not be afraid! A botched install builds character.
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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2009, 12:30:43 PM »

This is definitely being sent to my mother! But I'm afraid I'll need to teach her how to follow a flowchart.
I don't know if you were just being funny or not but I seriously couldn't share this with anyone I help for that very reason!
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2009, 03:03:36 AM »

Just great. I see my mother, my mother-in-law, my wife and some other people before my inner eye giving me that ... special look. I am afraid they lack the sense of humor that is required to read both charts.

Sigh. Back to remote support again. Thank <insert preferred higher being> for TeamViewer software.
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