What seems to be the trouble?

You know someone like this, or you wish you did:

I fix all kinds of tech problems in our school. About half the time I have no experience fixing whatever I’m fixing, but they don’t know that and they think I’m a genius. Last week, a teacher couldn’t get her printer to print. It kept saying it was jammed but she couldn’t see anything in there. I took off the back cover (that was designed to be removed) and found a STRAW! Bingo. Sometimes I just push cords all the way in. Sometimes I use the help menu. Sometimes I fix the mysterious 3128 problem (don’t ask). Sometimes I reset user ID and passwords. Seriously, I should get paid more.

On the subject of 3128, I’m guessing that somebody’s been scanning ports looking for an open proxy.

But seriously, she should get paid more.

1 comment

  1. fillyjonk »

    20 January 2009 · 7:25 am

    I have no training and no real expertise at troubleshooting, but I’ve learned that nine times out of ten, some combination of patience, waiting, logic, and, if all else fails, turning the thing off and then on again fixes stuff. I have the reputation of the person in the department who can make stuff work, but I think that’s only because I DON’T hit random keys and swear at the machine when it doesn’t do what I want it to.

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