Friday, February 10, 2006


RTFM? Read The Fking Manual. Or, if you're a bloke - don't.

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.'

'It works.'


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?


Blogger Jin said...

You sound like my other/better(?) half & I think I take after yer missus! BTW, I recently finished reading 'Going Postal' which I reckon was a blinding read! Pratchett Rules! Have you seen the new book 'Thud' anywhere?

9:55 am  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Yeah, I've seen 'Thud' on my bookshelf! One of the better ones, and a shameless plug for the crap game.

10:39 am  
Blogger Jin said...

Oh you jammy've got Thud already! We're a bit behind in AD y'know..........
'Fess up then, where'dya get it hmmm?

6:46 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Got it in Magrudy's in Binned Potato last November (got A Hatful Of Sky too).

Jealous aintcha?

7:36 pm  
Blogger Jin said...

Yes I am jealous, very jealous.........sniff! Er, dumb blonde question; where's Magrudy's? Hubs has to go thru to Dubai once a week so maybe he can nut in there, if you'd be so kind to tell me where it is?

4:58 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Jin: Magrudy's have shops in Ibn Battuta Mall, Deira City Centre, Bur Juman Centre and the original shop near Jumeirah Mosque at the end (or start, depending on your point of view) of the Jumeirah Beach Road.

They are very cool actually - if they haven't got it in stock they will order it for you. And they will actually call you when it arrives!

5:43 pm  

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