What you do... and what people think you do
Truth, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. As an IT professional, the next time you’re...
IT professionals: no one understands what you do and switch off when you try to explain, but then expect you to fix anything, anywhere, any time. For free. Frustrated, unappreciated, often isolated, you know you work in IT when…
You finally feel sympathy for GPs being shown old ladies’ bunions in Tesco. Now the cocktail conversation is whether you can fix someone’s smartphone – the one they smashed with a hammer and dropped into a lake.
But you can’t respond, “only if you unclog my toilet”.
And your second response is, “is it actually plugged in?” And then you spend an hour trying to explain that you need an internet service provider (ISP) and a modem to get online, no matter what the guy in PC World allegedly said about the internet being “pre-installed”.
But the rest of the world is asleep, so the only person watching you punch your fist in the air to celebrate its precision, grace and elegance, is your cat.
It’s ok though, because ThinkGeek has a clothing section and you’ve already written a program to help you chose between the T-shirt with ‘Change your password’ emblazoned on it and the one with ‘Try another hole’.
It generates a foolproof strategy to pick up any female in your company. You now have to figure out how to get rich and profit from it.
Except you don’t have any kids yet, so your cat ends up called Linus Torvald Cat++.
They describe it as “working with computers” even though this could describe anyone from Bill Gates to the guy in the local PC repair shop.
Syntax errors and off-by-one errors.
Is your life a cross between a Dilbert cartoon and XKCD? Are you tired of spending family events cleaning malware from an ancient desktop? Vent some steam and let us know.