BetterArf just got herself a USB hub so that she doesn't have to crawl around on the floor whenever she wants to connect her camera or hairdryer or USB toothbrush to the 'pewter.
The hub came with a manual, so she's been reading it. But she's just asked for technical support from moi.
'I've plugged it in like it says and there's a red light on it!'
'The manual says it should be a green light!'
'Manual, hah! I bite my thumb at your manual! Specifications are subject to change at any time without notification. Plug something in.'
Next; a little cordless mouse. The receiver plugs into the USB hub. But nothing's happening. I reboot the machine (give it a good kicking). Still nothing. Dammit, it's Windoze 2000 - might have to install a driver.
Me: 'is there a CD in the box?'
'No. But there is a manual. And a battery.'
'Ah, let's put the battery into the rodent then shall we?'
Worked first time. Smug git, moi?