I’m learning a new part of an existing software alongside needing to quickly get to grips with this in time for a big new project and it’s not going well and I’m sitting here feeling thick and stupid and tired and… I’ll stop whining right now and point you to the wonderousness of Greg M. Washington’s site and to BBC Radio 4 at 15:30 GMT today, a Maggie O’Farrell short story in this week’s Mind Games series (“five new psychological thrillers: chilling mind games and disturbing tales”). If you can’t get to a radio at that time it’ll be available on that page for the next seven days.
Oh and here’s a little tale that’s starting to make me feel better (from computer stupidities):
Before moving into network support, I did PC support for a large multinational utility company. We had bases all over the country and personnel moves were frequent. There was a software model in use consisting of applications delivered to the desktop using Novell Application Launcher. A user’s ability to run or even see applications depended on membership of Netware groups.
One user had moved sites and had his account moved to a different container. The next Monday, he logged a call to the help desk, saying that he couldn’t see one of his applications any more. Obviously someone had just forgotten to add him to a group in his new location.
My colleague received the following email from a help desk employee:
This user has moved from Motherwell to Wrexham and has lost his Landmaster icon. Could it have fallen out of his PC when it was being moved?