||[Sunday 9th January 2005 at 11:12 pm]
Well, a full reboot sorted out the modem (not just dipping into hibernation and back out). Still, I'm peeved that windows got confused and couldn't just reset it.|
Monday 10th January 2005 at 12:03 am (UTC)
I think the Windows programming teams got together in a room one day, discussing all the possibilities for their precious baby. It went a little something a'like this:
Head Programmer: So, what's the BEST WAY we can get lots and lots of people to keep calling our tech support line?
Lackey 1: Well, it'd have to be something really simple that would be SO SO easy for us to just go ahead and code in...
Lackey 2: Yeah, and it'd have to be something really, really important. Like, the icons just randomly disappear and are replaced by, like, angry gremlins.
Head Programmer: Nah, they'd just think it was a virus.
((Laughter all around))
Lackey 3: Well, we could just refuse to program any common sense in. I mean, really, just as you go, if you think of something that would be REALLY helpful, just DON'T put it in.
Lackey 1: I like that idea!
Head Programmer: Hear hear! Got to keep those losers down in tech support busy! Hate to have them get paid for sitting around, not doing their job!
Lackey 3: So, who's up for Chinese?