Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by tirediron, May 12, 2017.
Comical stories happen to other people! This happened to me!
Wow... that takes me back.... to about 1980!
Oh come on... I'm sure just once you must have chosen a marginally less than stellar bottle of vino...
Oh I can say the same thing, I have never done A dumb thing in my life. I have done many dumb things, not A dumb thing.
Dear Grandchildren, let me tell you a really funny story that Grandpa did years ago. You see this was when people still used a thing called a camera and lighting, not just a smart communicating do all device.......................
We must be operating in different universes. If I haven't done at least five dumb things on a given day, then I'm being lazy. But keep in mind that's "dumb" things. Really, really dumb things that could have life-terminating consequences, I try to avoid mainly because I'd probably do a half-assed job and end up being a burden on my family. But you can't really grow without pushing the boundaries, and every so often, you step over. Just make sure that the other side isn't a half-mile drop.
Stepping over is one thing... tripping and falling flat on your puss in the middle of the street... that's more my speed!
I have a photo related stupidity that happened yesterday. I was refilling 5 ink cartridges on a Canon Pro 1. It isn't difficult but a bit tension-inducing because one is working with messy stuff with the potential of a major costly screw up.
Finished, went to print and a print error popped up on one of my newly filled cartridges. Removed it, checked contacts, reseated, all to no avail. Even changed chip. Nothing.
Finally after staring at it for a while, I thought to weigh the cartridge. In the pressure of doing something for the first time, I had done every step but actually fill that last cartridge with ink.
With ink, it worked fine.
Funny how that works!
Reminds me of the Tech Support 101 Caller Reply List: Support Personnel Question One:
"Okay sir....is the device plugged into a working electrical outlet?"
"Uh..well, of course it is! Jeeze, whaddaya' think I am some kind of idio.... oh, wait, it's working now! Bye!"
I made a mistake once. If I remember right it was in 1982.
For a number of years, I managed several buildings as the IT support manager. We kept logs of help calls; always heavily edited for publication purposes. However, one of my techs invariably included the acronym "ID10T" as the code for user-induced problems. And, yes, any number were for folks who failed to power up monitors, or accidentally unplug equipment from surge protectors.
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