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As someone who is "good with computers" I get a lot of calls from people who've got problems. Some of them even have problems with their computers.

Back many years ago working for a telecoms company, I was called to a senior secretary who "had put a disk into the drive and couldn't get it out". She had one of the first Mac II machines with two drive slots. But only one drive.

Opening up the case revealed stacks of floppy disks that she'd been posting through the hole in the case for weeks. She'd only decided there was a problem when her boss wanted one of them back...

(, Fri 22 Sep 2006, 13:58)
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Diagonal lines in Excel
During one IT lecture back in college ('00) I sat and watched another senior lecturer working on a huge spreadsheet. He hadn't found the diagonal line in the cell border properties, so he was copying and pasting a diagonal line into hundreds of cells.

He also didn't realise that once you had copied something once, you didn't have to copy it again. He was constantly swapping between two spreadsheets to copy then line then swapping back to paste it.

I found it very amusing and happily let him struggle and gradually get more frustrated for the whole one and a half hours I was there.
(, Mon 25 Sep 2006, 13:01, closed)

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