* Posts by SgtFalstaff

7 posts • joined 24 Jun 2010

Hell Desk's 800 number was perfect for horrible heavy-breathing harassment calls

SgtFalstaff

Gateway

In the mid 90s I worked the customer support line for Gateway computers. People would need to download drivers for their computer all the time, but being early days of the Internet we usually had to talk them through dialing in to an FTP server. Occasionally though customers would have web accounts and we would have to emphatically warn them NOT to go to www.gateway.com, which was a gay porn site. (The correct site was www.gateway2000.com)

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Amazon ports Alexa voice assistant to Raspberry Pi

SgtFalstaff

Re: Button

"Why haven't Amazon released a smart-phone version?"

Uhm-

http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-com-Amazon-Alexa/dp/B00P03D4D2

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.dee.app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amazon-alexa/id944011620

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HAPPY 20th Birthday MICROSOFT BOB

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Re: Memories of Microsoft Bob

Oh, it existed all right. One of my first tech jobs was on the Gateway Computer help line. I knew it was going to be a bad day when I got a call about their _customised_ version of Bob. Which was most days.

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Myst: 20 years of point-and-click adventuring

SgtFalstaff

Re: No mention of Obsidian?

I used to work in the call centre that did the tech support for Obsidian when in came out. Although we weren't allowed to give hints, everyone working there found an excuse to play through the game "looking for possible issues".

There were very seldom any calls about technical problems, but lots of frustrated players saying it must be broken since they couldn't advance!

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Windows 3.1 rebooted: Microsoft's DOS destroyer turns 20

SgtFalstaff

I have a box of old SIMMs I use as key fobs. I try not to think about how much they cost back in the day.

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IBM PC daddy: 'The PC era is over'

SgtFalstaff

I think I've heard this one before

Guess I'd better put my PC in the bin with all that paper I don't use anymore...

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Want to leave work early? Torch a filing cabinet

SgtFalstaff

It's been worse before

In 2007 a nurse in Houston Texas started a fire in her office to conceal the fact that she had failed to complete some paperwork on time. She killed three people and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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