Helpful Tips Of The Obvious  

vrec_dawn 41M
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6/29/2006 4:28 pm

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6/30/2006 1:09 pm

Helpful Tips Of The Obvious

Here's a helpful tip for the day. When dragging up an ancient fax machine bought for a dollar from an auction at work (a way for them to make money before they dump ancient crap) years ago that you almost forgot about as it rotted in the basement because you never had room to set it up, do not, I repeat NOT borrow the power cable from your computer while it's still turned on, because you normally leave your screen saver turned off, but lately turned it back on and forgot that your monitor being on is no longer a valid indication of your computer's power state.

Oops.

Hmm... For some reason they don't like that. I think I even lost some YIM messages, but I'm not sure, because shaking the desk as I yanked the cable and freaked out as I saw the monitor come to life again only lasted for the briefest of startled seconds, so I didn't have much time to register things fully. So if someone I know out there messaged me ... ooops. Sorry. Is there like a cache by any chance?

Next tip. When testing said fax machine by mailing important documents to mortgage agencies, make sure to observe the proper document feed directions. Putting the page in the feeder upside down only confuses the poor person recieving a blank fax. Correcting this by feeding it in sideways because it fit, causing only half of the document to print on the other side as the paper doesn't know you're trying to send it landscape orientation, is not much more impressive. They imbed those little icons into the plastic right in front of the feeder for a reason. Pay attention!

(Can you tell I'm a complete ditz today? )


MaggiesWishes 61F

6/29/2006 6:42 pm

I do that all too often, I'm sorta backasswards, anyhooo *sighz*

warm huggies 2ya
and fax up for good measure


vrec_dawn replies on 6/30/2006 1:12 pm:
Thanks. At least I don't feel quite as bad about it now.

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