July 21st, 2005
|10:50 am - Oh, geez...|
Now the guy's computer screams "There's a nightmare in your mailbox!"
I think I'm going to have to speak with him about this.
Current Mood: Grrrr.
Yes, I actually find this method to be rather effective. People have started using the computer cdrom to listen to music at my office, and then neglecting to turn the sound off when they're done (which pisses me off to no end). Nuking the drivers has proven to be a problem beyond most of them.
See, it makes sense, but just from overhearing this guy's phone conversations, I get the feeling that he's A+ certified (at least). If I killed his sound drivers, he could not only diagnose the problem, but also fix it faster than my other coworkers could find the number for tech support. It might prove my point, but it wouldn't slow him down much.
|Date:||July 21st, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)|| |
Step 1) Stay a little late
Step 2) Open case
Step 3) pull soundard out of PCI slot
Step 4) take trusty MacGyver knife (or other scraping tool) and remove copper from random pins
Step 5) Replace Sound card ;)
If it's an internat souncard I'm sure you could snip one of the pins.
I guess the more adult thing would be to just ask him to stop it, but this'd be way more fun.
Hrmmm, or maybe if you can generate some massive feedback through his speakers so that he gets sick of it and turns them off.
Maybe you can get into the case and wire behind the mic socket, looped back into the back of the line out socket, even better with a small amp chip in the loop ;)
Now this would work. He'd get it fixed eventually, but if I did it twice, he'd get the point.
|Date:||July 21st, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)|| |
Not if you poured epoxy into all his pci slots ;)
Oh, that's just evil. I wish I was less of a pussy so I'd do it.
|Date:||July 22nd, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)|| |
Yeah, it's something that I definately wouldn't do in the workplace.
So have you ever actually pulled the screenprint prank on someone at work? I have, and it was pretty funny, although not as funny as te time I switched her keyboard layout to Dvorak.
I've actually been thinking about getting someone to distract this one girl long enough for me to change the mouse settings to left handed.
See, the mouse one would be great, except that we all have optical mice. Let me tell you: Having an optical mouse is 1000 times better than any enjoyment I'd get out of hiding somebody's mouse ball.
I want to kill people like you. Do you realize how nessasary sound is for the sanity of many people at WPS?
I like you anyway, but.... Audio books are my only sanity.
Right, I understand that. I have no problem with people using the cdrom drives, but when they leave the sound on (anyone know of a way have the sound settings set per individual account in 2K? But I digress...), scaring the shit out of me when I log on in the morning, I get cranky.
GENERAL PSA (Not to anyone specific): Be kind to anyone else who might be using your desk. Disable sound when done using it, and I won't have to be a dick and kill the sound completely.
So, listen to any good audiobooks lately? I have a few I'd be willing to share, if interested (MP3 format only, namely some Stephen King and Carl Hiaasen).
I have recently listened to the entier Dark Tower series and Rose Matter by Stephen King. I'd really like to get "Salem's Lot" and "The Stand" if you have them.
who is Carl Hiaasen?
I am currently listening to "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" which I honestly can't get into.
Carl Hiaasen writes mystery sort of things. The only one of his that I have is something called Skinny Dip. It's nothing like how it sounds, and is actually pretty good (Good enough for me to even pick up the dead tree version).
So what did you think of Dark Tower?
It's... weird even for King.
I have to admit I'm not QUITE done with the last book though. So I can't comment on that.
However, the characters are fantastic, and like much of his work, the plot seriously lacks anything resembling coherance.
|Date:||July 21st, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC)|| |
I recently ripped all the mp3's from the Fifth HOPE conference, many of them were quite interesting.
7 cd's of Hawkings's 'A Short History of Everything' is interesting, but at about 15 hours, is hard to listen to.
I recently ripped all the mp3's from the Fifth HOPE conference
is the only other person on my Friends list who might know what HOPE is, or even be interested, but I bet it makes for some great listening.
|Date:||July 22nd, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)|| |
Yeah, it's pretty interesting.
Some of it's just young geeks making silly jokes about beer and being leet. But some of it, such as John Draper giving his spam speech, is pretty cool.
A friend of mine is presenting some super leet stuff at the upcoming Defon, which makes me pretty envious.
Yeah, I can believe that I'm the only other person. And I agree, it probably is great listening.
Oh yeah, Almost forgot... I agree completely on how important sound is. *dreamsequence* I remember back in the day when we were only allowed the use of headphones on special occasions, and by now, seeing as it's been around six months since it's been an everyday thing, they damn well better keep it that way.
Yeah, if they change it I won't be killing the people who mess up people's computers, I'll be killing the administration.
For the record, I mute my computer at the end of the day. However, I have forgotten a few times when in a rush, and when someone disabled my drivers I had to get my supervisor to fix it because I am not smart like that.
Our area has been instructed not to use the cdroms. They say it is a violation of security, and is listed in that flippy book they gave us a few years ago.
I was told the same thing when I couldn't get my computer to play CDs. We are only supposed to use work equiptment for work related stuff.
I'm kind of suprized how the supervisors are willing to over look a few things, but if you even skimp on the productivity, your out the door. Also, lets not forget the dress code.
Not really, I listen mainly to the morning radio shows and then the Mic the rest of the day, or I'll just bring some musics.
However, I should mention it does suck to be me for the following reasons. 1) No internet, although the people in other areas who use the internet because their jobs entitle it, use it for the wrong purposes (I was witness to one man's escapades looking at women's underwear.) 2) We're constantly being yelled at for being too loud however the row behind us has a couple of girls being obnoxious. 3) The guy who sits behind me has accused people who have sat in my current location in the past of messing with his fan under his desk, and then writes nasty notes to the night shift to "leave the chair as is" even though it's the night person's right to adjust the chair for their comfort. 4) It's not really all that bad, but the jelousy from some of the women in my area about my weight loss, get over it ladies, you didn't stop me with the first 96 pounds, you can't stop the next 96 pounds.
I know those complaints are really petty, but they add up, and believe me, I know it goes on in every department, more so than others.