July 13th, 2005

Phoenix

Fed Up, Up, and Away

Is the concept of an "away message" so hard for people to understand? My blind rage at people who can't manage to set one when they leave the computer and sit on IRC for eight hours is well documented, so that's not why I'm annoyed. THIS time.

When someone has set an away message, saying they are not at the machine, why would you continue to message them as if they were? And asking if they are there? Is "I am not at my computer" not clear enough for these fuckwits? Or do the brilliantly stupid people just somehow consistently find ME?

Raaah...

J
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Phoenix

Unmet Requirements

Oh look, more annoyance.

"Damn, I was really looking forward to playing this computer game, but when I tried to install it, it said I didn't have a good enough videocard".

Fair enough. We sometimes mess up what's in our system, or think we might be able to get by with what we have.

"Oh? That sucks. What do you have for a vidcard?"

"*shrug* I don't know anything about my hardware."

Why hello Mister Desk! Have you met Mister Head? Say hi!

It's one thing to try and hedge your bets when getting a program, but when you're using a machine, for which you occasionally purchase things for, and they provide a list that will tell you what will be able to actually use the program you're dropping a decent chunk of change on...does it not behoove you to actually know what the heck you have? Does this not make a rather decent amount of sense?

Sure, now I don't know shit about cars, to the point where I'm not sure which pedal is the gas, and which is the brake, but I'm also not driving one. Ever.

I continue to maintain that people need to be licensed before they can drive on the information superhighway.

J
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    The Chris Pirillo Show - Nasa World Wind at Where 2.0
Phoenix

*smiles innocently*

Foenix is angry.
If you're not careful some delicate part of your circulatory system is going to explode. Take up yoga or something. You're probably making people nervous.
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Why would my being angry make people nervous? *hugs his sword*

J