Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Who Writes This Stuff?


Just a quick rant today ...

Yesterday morning at work, I booted up my computer and when my login screen appeared, I typed in my personal ID code. Instead of logging me in, the system popped up this message on my screen:

"Provider could not perform the action since the context was acquired as silent."

What??

After a while I figured out the system was telling me that I had not engaged the number lock on my keypad before typing in my ID code.

So riddle me this, Batman ... why couldn't it just tell me that? What IT ass clown figured that an ordinary computer user would understand this malarkey?

Who writes this stuff?

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to relocate ...


Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow, assuming I can convince the network to let me in.

Bilbo

7 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Who writes that stuff? No one that talks to people frequently, that's for sure!

John Hill said...

Unfortunately plain language doesn't always work with many people.
My brother (a software program guy) once got a call from a customer complaining that his keyboard didn't have an "any" key.
"What?"
The program said, "To continue, hit any key."

Mike said...

You're lucky it told you anything at all instead of just sitting there doing nothing.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I was going to say what Mike said. Mine would have just stared back at me. But I'd still move to Ludditeville - see you there!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

When messages like that occur, the proper software engineer approach is to unplug the computer and restart. Doesn't work with cars.

allenwoodhaven said...

The IT department at work told me on the phone, when my email couldn't be accessed, that they'd send me an email to tell me when my email was fixed. Not exactly helpful and they couldn't see why this was a problem. Eventually they agreed to call me but weren't happy about it.

Brandi said...

Allenwoodhaven mentioned a real life thing that some techies would do.