Daily Archives: October 30, 2000

October 30 2000

The ‘Hell Desk’

Are they serious about this one?

“HellDesk: Hello, I.T. Department, how may we help you?

End User: Oh, hello. I was just trying to install the latest version of the Internet Browser software which you’ve sent me. I need to run the program called ‘iesetup.exe’. And I can’t find the strange upside-down exclamation mark type-thing on my keyboard. Any ideas?

HellDesk: Sir, try the key between ‘U’ and ‘O’ on your keyboard.

End User: Yes, that’s the one! Thanks very much indeed!”

Once again, link via /usr/bin/girl.


Bored of the good ol’ :-) and ;-)? There are lots and lots and lots of emoticons on Bronwen & Claire’s Really Huge Emoticon Collection.

Do you know this one?


It’s – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

And here’s Elvis:   5:-J

Link via /usr/bin/girl.

Flipped the page!

Ahem… what was that again? – No, I’m not addicted to weblogging, I can stop any time I want to, and I can easily skip a day…

Okay, I admit it. I just had to flip because it’s Monday, and that’s usually the day with the most traffic.

It has been pretty stormy today in Germany. Last night we got a storm warning, with prediction of wind speed up to 120 km/h.

Although the wind is pretty strong, it was not as bad as the fall storms I’m used to from the time I was living in Northern Germany. One advantage is that we’re inside a city here, not in the open country, plus we are further from the sea here.