Friday, September 10, 2010

captain's log

Technology is bliss...when it works. When it doesn't, hours are wasted googling error messages and filenames. Its now a necessary evil in our lives. As someone who works in tech, and has grown up with it, I am amazed how much of our electronics will not work out of the box. Skimpy manuals devote pages to warning you not to immerse their parts in water, but will barely tell you anything beyond how to turn it on. And good luck if it doesn't work. The troubleshooting portion of the guide is as useful as a brick in a glass house. "Item will not turn on: Resolution: make sure it is plugged in".
As I spend a great deal of time troubleshooting all sorts of things, I figured I should document it, so that maybe it might help someone else googling for the answers.

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