Hold your horses!

I’ve worked in the IT field for some time now. I haven’t had this happen to me, but I can totally relate.

<Macko>helping out another customer with pc problems on the phone again today
<Macko> after he gave me his specs i told him “hold on for a second”
<Macko> three seconds later he’s like, “ok, that turned my computer off”

Source: Bash.org

Shock and Awe

I hate when things go wrong. Working in IT, people remember when you screw up instead of all the times that things worked fine. This quote represents that ideal better then I can explain it.

If you really think about it, the fact that anything on a computer works is amazing. At a low level, magnets read and write ones and zeros on ridiculously fast rotating platters, and then are assembled into files, which then is stored in memory, which is then passed through a video card and converted into some format that can be displayed on a screen. Throw in networked computers and the potential for signal loss over long distances and the probability that something at some point in the process will fail, and the potential for failure increases exponentially. Maybe I’m alone, but I’m in awe of the fact that my computer doesn’t just randomly catch fire and explode.

Source: Cold. Hard. Credit Report.