3.30.2010

Technical Difficulties

Mom's funny sometimes, not usually on purpose. As soon as she has to something remotely technical to do on the laptop at home she breaks out in a flop sweat. As each window comes up asking various tech questions, she becomes extremely grouchy. We don't even offer to help, or we might be grouched at.

I guess this wouldn't be that funny, heck I would be nervous too, but she's one of the main people at work everyone comes to have their laptops fixed. Yep, that's right, she's thought of as competent, and an authority on just these types of technical things at work.

She admits to us that she just pokes around calmly, hoping some random thing fixes it. She knows the program she trains other people how to use, but other than that it is mostly luck and a good memory. She feels fearless she says because if she can't figure it out, she just sends it out to Technical Support for the real heavy lifting.

32 comments:

  1. Hmmm, maybe I could help. I like to paw around with stuff...although mom says I think I'm more helpful than I am.

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  2. i had to upgrade my version of word press and the theme i was using (after being reminded for a year or so). it took several hours of "poking" around the settings of my ISP account to figure it out. and i have many years of tech support experience.

    give mom a scratch under the chin for getting it done!

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  3. Human, always ended in funny things ;)

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  4. We always lend a paw whenever we can 'cos our mom is hopeless.

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  5. Our mum has no idea with computers. Dad just laughs at her.

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  6. We like these computer things...until something goes wrong!

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  7. All those work collegues can't be wrong, Finny! We think you've got an expert at paw there. So, no more excuses when it come to format work on the book. Ha!

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  8. Our mom hates whenever there are computer problems too! But then she isn't very computer smart...she would rather call someone like your mom to come fix it!

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  9. Our human's fine with easy things and with software, but don't ask her anything technical!

    When are we going to see your book out???

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  10. ha ha, that's funny Fin. But we bet your mom is more savy than you think. Maybe she gets nervous because HER laptop is more personal than someone elses.
    OUR mom, on the other paw, IS clueless!!!

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  11. Our Mom is totally clueless too. But she is learning. But the technical stuff is way out of her league. Hope all of you have a great day and that the computer behaves itself.

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  12. Technical difficulties is right! It took our Mom 4 tries to leave a comment. Blogger seems to be having problems...

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  13. Our Mom hates computer problems, says they are really frustrating...Good luck!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  14. Our Mum am pretty clueless - if something needs doing she can't be methodical she just panics and the only thing she will try is to switch it off and switch it on again - if it's still the same call a friend.

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  15. Our mum isn't technical either but she tries to fix things herself by trial and error cuz our dad doesn't have a clue.She usually gets it sorted, but if it was major, she would probably scream. The only thing dad does on it is play poker. He even used to ask mum to shut it down when he finished.

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  16. Your mom's technical support of others sounds like the actual technical support at my job - the people paid to do it! Our mom is pretty technical, and our dad is an IT guy, so you would think we would be all set. But nope, still have problems! I think us cats need to start our own cat techincal support or something!

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  17. LOL my mom does things like that on macs only...shes not scared to poke around on them, but shes poked a pc before...and well lets just say horrible things happened. So she lives with her technical support and if its something he cant figure out liek on the mac she has a mac guy she can clal 24/7 for free. LOL

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  18. Godd afternoon Fin,
    thanks for the introduction and no Momma hasn't been to the Cat Blogosphere yet. She is new to blogging and has some technical issues herself. Teeheehee. If you could direct her to some fun sites she and I would appreciate it. I love your floofness and your blog.

    Digit

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  19. Your mom is lucky she knows how to fix her 'puter. Our mom is SO illiterate when it comes to that!

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  20. Our Mom is so bad dat she can't figure out her password to the router...

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    Abby

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  21. Our Daddy is the computer expert. Tell her to plug along.

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  22. We know Photoguy is somewhat of an expert on solving computer problems. He says: if you're not grouchy, you're not fixing it.

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  23. Those technical messages that show up scare me, too! I usually just click around and hope for the best.

    Now if I could just figure out how to get this CD burning drive working again...

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  24. My mom sounds a little like your mom!

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  25. My mommy is professional puter person and she sais what your mommy does is exactly the way the pros does it. (Ascared induced grouchy included.)

    Slow, steady, methodical. My mommy sais your mommy is one smart and talented artistic cookie.

    So she is a cookie, I suggests you gives her a lick-lick!
    TK

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  26. If all else fails, I just lay down next to the hard drive. It's one of the warmest, most comfy, napping spots in the townhouse.

    mew!
    Katie
    (Glogirly's Cat)

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  27. That's me! My husband and family think I have some big computer skills and should know how to fix anything computerish but all I do is poke around and hit reset!

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  28. Our Mom isn't technical either she tries to fix things herself,but... we still have problems! We like the idea to cats starting his own cat techincal support !

    March 30, 2010 9:58 AM

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  29. Our Mom is the worst computer problem solver ever! She usually ends up calling some guy in India for help.

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