Computer Woes

I hate computer guys!  With few exceptions they are arrogant know-it-alls who delight in impressing you with how much they know and if they can make you look stupid in the process, so much the better.  We had new computers installed in the office the past two days and it was a miserable experience.  For instance, once everything was finished, I tried to install a shortcut on my desktop, but the computer wouldn't allow me to do so.  I asked the computer guy about it.  Instead of saying, "Here, let me show you a better way", he said, "Why in h*** would you want to do that?" and proceeded to let me know that what I wanted to do was not only stupid and ridiculous, but a complete waste of time.  All of this in front of a room full of employees and a waiting room of patients.  My only delight came on the first day when, after 5 hours of work they were unable to make our practice management system work.  They called our software support and were informed that our software does not work on a 64 bit operating system – only 32 bit.  They pulled out the sheet of hardware/os requirements, which I had sent them, and sure enough.  It said right on there 32 bit!  It was a sweet moment.  They did manage to make it work by some nefarious method, but they were there until midnight.  My heart did not bleed for them.  And yet, surprisingly, I'm not bitter!

Through it all my support system was gone.  Hubby is still in Orlando helping with the packing and moving, so I had only the dogs to complain to.  A bright spot in the week was the arrival of a little stash enhancement:


This is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in one of the Sock Summit colorways.  How could I possibly resist a yarn named "Whidbey Island"?  It does help that I love the colors as well.  I'm not quite sure what to do with it, though.  The color runs look rather long.  I guess I'll just have to pick a pattern and run with it and see what happens. 

Only two more days to go and everyone will be back home where they belong.  Ben and Abby and the girls will be staying with us while they look for a house to buy, so I imagine things will be pretty insane.  I promise to keep you posted!

11 thoughts on “Computer Woes

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more about computer guys being jerks. I had one at my former job who had me in tears while I was pregnant. Luckily I also know one of the nicest and best computer guys around – my hubby πŸ™‚

  2. Sorry you had such a rough day, Nana. People can be such arrogant jerks sometimes. May I recommend some hugs and kisses from the grand-babies?

  3. Please do keep us posted! So happy for you. I know what you mean about IT gurus. Puffed up by their own self importance. I usually get in a shot somewhere along the line while they are there. Makes me feel great.

  4. Opps….bet your IT people felt like fools. (Even if they still kept the arrogant front standing strong). Brings back so many memories, and reminds me why I am go grateful to be retired.

    Pretty yarn. One thing about spinning, I haven’t bought any yarn in quite awhile, which is a good thing actually.

    I’ll be on the watch for updates about the grandbabes! It’s going to be so much fun…..!!!

  5. I always point out to arrogant jerks that they were not born knowing what ever it is they’re trying to snow me with. I think this kind of problem is true of anyone with special knowledge (and I deal with folks like that every day). The really intelligent ones know that it is as important to communicate clearly as to amass the information in the first place. So, not being a really nice person, I might have said something about the IT guy’s lack of communication skills and express my shock that he has actually lasted so long in his position. And if dolts like me didn’t exist, they’d be out of a job.

    On a happier note, I do love that sock yarn and I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it. It sounds as if despite being hectic, it will be wonderfully rewarding to have your family so close.

  6. Whoo hoo two more sleeps!

    A baby shrug in sock yarn? You’d have enought for several. I bet it could be cute with a matching hat.

  7. At least the family chaos will be more fun than the office chaos!
    I once worked in an office where I knew more than the IT guy. It irked him…

  8. The guy sounds like he has a major problem with social skills. I’m sure the witnesses to his rant all thought he was a jerk too; I hope someone called him on it.
    Lovely colors in ‘Whidbey Island’.

  9. Remember writing in my comments “Not sure if I have any wildly variegated yarn, but it’s nice to know the options if I can’t resist a skein or two.”?

    Is that what happened?

    The Summer Swing pattern is so simple you can knit it with a granddaughter on each knee and that yarn would be perfect.

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