Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category

5PM That’s a Wrap

Cus­tomer: Is Of­fice 2003 the lat­est ver­sion of Of­fice that’s out?
Sales­per­son: Yeah, they most like­ly won’t come out with a new ver­sion un­til Vista is re­leased, which should be about the end of the year.
Cus­tomer: What’s that?
Sales­per­son: Vista?
Cus­tomer: Yeah, Rista? What is that? Is that the new Of­fice?
Sales­per­son: No, Vista is the new op­er­at­ing sys­tem that’s com­ing out. Last I heard Mi­crosoft was plan­ning to re­lease it near the end of this year.
Cus­tomer: Mi­crosoft­’s go­ing to sell com­put­ers now?
Sales­per­son: No, Vista is the op­er­at­ing sys­tem that gets in­stalled on com­put­ers. It’s what makes your com­put­er run.
Cus­tomer: Oh, yeah, I knew that al­ready. Are you go­ing to be car­ry­ing Mi­crosoft­’s new com­put­ers?

Willard Build­ing
State Col­lege, Penn­syl­va­nia

12PM Serv­er Test­ing

IT: That’s “Venus”, our main file serv­er.
Ar­chi­tect: Why is it called “Venus”?
IT: Be­cuase it’s a big black bad-ass serv­er.

603 King Street
Alexan­dria, Vir­ginia

Over­heard by: Charles War­ren

10AM Call Re­pair­man

Tele­com guy: Hi, I’m here to fix [Barry]‘s phone
[Lar­ry]: It’s [Lar­ry], ac­tu­al­ly.
Tele­com guy: What­ev­er.

In­ter­na­tion­al Broad­cast Cen­ter
via Niz­za
Tori­no, Italy

Over­heard by: jk

1PM Qual­i­ty As­sur­ance

Test co­or­di­na­tor: You ac­ci­den­tal­ly as­signed the de­fect to the wrong ap­pli­ca­tion.
Tester: Okay, I’ll fix that. Sor­ry for the in­con­ti­nence.

1111 Po­laris Park­way
Colum­bus, Ohio

Curly Al­ways Has to Go Up the Lad­der

[Tech­ni­cians in­stalling a new system]Technician #1: Ok, well it looks like we need to go up to the ceil­ing.
Tech­ni­cian #2: I’m go­ing to go up the lad­der.
Tech­ni­cian #3: You’re go­ing to go up the lad­der?
Tech­ni­cian #1: You’re go­ing to go up the lad­der?
Tech­ni­cian #2: I’m go­ing to go up the lad­der.
[Tech­ni­cian #2 goes up the lad­der and takes some stuff apart]Technician #2: Ok, so I think this one is the heat­ing hose.
Tech­ni­cian #1: That one’s the heat­ing hose?
Tech­ni­cian #2: Yeah, this one’s the heat­ing hose.
Tech­ni­cian #3: Ok, I?m go­ing to ac­ti­vate it. Whoosh.
Tech­ni­cian #2: Turn it off! Turn it off! Turn it off!
[Tech­ni­cian #3 turns it off]Technician #2: Ok, that’s the heat­ing hose.

En­ter­prise Dri­ve
Oak Brook, Illi­nois