Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

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Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by PID_Stop » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:21 pm

The master control operator's maintenance request form noted that deck #2 is lacking a record button.

Five minutes and some graphics software later, presto! Problem solved.


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The deck itself, regrettably, remains merely a player.

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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by BroadcastDoc » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:31 pm

You, sir, are my new hero.
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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by techboywi » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:44 pm

Where is the "like" button when you need it. That...is...AWESOME!
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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by grich » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:36 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Love it!

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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by rockmanac » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:06 am

+1
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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by RGORJANCE » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:06 am

Pid_stop - a true genius at work! I still laugh every time I see it.

We need to have a separate section for this kind of technical humor. I just bet there are many really funny stories out there.

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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by PID_Stop » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:21 am

RGORJANCE wrote:Pid_stop - a true genius at work!
No genius... just desparation to hang onto the last remnants of sanity in the face of people who seriously insist on making players record. These are the same people who want to know why, since the audio console supplies phantom power, their wireless mics still need batteries.

Thanks all for the comments. It's nice to have a place with people who "get it".

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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by rockmanac » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:04 am

PID_Stop wrote:These are the same people who want to know why, since the audio console supplies phantom power, their wireless mics still need batteries.
I TD'd the morning show today...so that took me a second. I first was like "well why does the mic need a battery if it's getting phantom power?" Then I re-read and saw the key word: wireless. LOL.
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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by RFWarrior » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:09 am

PID_Stop wrote:The deck itself, regrettably, remains merely a player.
As Doc said, you're my hero. That's right up there with two hour tech support calls where you and your equipment - and the engineers who designed it - take a heaping helping of abuse for such a poorly conceived product... only to have the call abruptly end when you finally think to ask, "it IS plugged in, right?"

(not confirming or denying that this has ever happened to me :oops: )

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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by ChuckG » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:53 pm

Jeff- that is awesome. :mrgreen:


RGORJANCE wrote: I just bet there are many really funny stories out there.
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You mean like re-locating the controls on a certain analog audio processor so non-functional trim pots can be installed in their place so a certain PD can tweak for hours? Naah. No such stories.
The phrase " There! I can hear the difference!" took on a certain humor. :lol:
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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by ChuckG » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:34 pm

RFWarrior wrote:only to have the call abruptly end when you finally think to ask, "it IS plugged in, right?"
(not confirming or denying that this has ever happened to me :oops: )
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stop laughing Jeff. Nevermind why. Just stop.






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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by rockmanac » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:05 am

RFWarrior wrote: "it IS plugged in, right?"
You'd be shocked at the number of people who get offended if the first questions are "it's plugged in?" and "you've rebooted?"
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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by w9wi » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:46 am

Note that the ones most likely to be offended are the ones most likely to be able to solve the problem by following those two steps.
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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by RGORJANCE » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:38 am

In order to be able to laugh at others, you must first, be able to laugh at yourself. A case in point.

Today, I was googling for a gram to ounce converter on my trusty laptop. As I got the site I needed, I grabbed my trusty calculator and did some preliminary work. I then went to enter my data in the window on the screen of the laptop. Hmmmmmmm, says I. It isn't entering into the window. After a brief moment, I moved the cursor and tried again. Again, I uttered a mild word of frustration as nothing happened.

Unknown to me, my grand daughter was lurking over my shoulder and said - "grampa, you are trying to enter data on the computer with the calculator"-(unheard as she muttered under her breath - "you dummy"!) Try using the laptops keyboard!

Getting old gets tougher every day.

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Re: Unrealistic expectations for maintenance

Post by PID_Stop » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:30 pm

RGORJANCE wrote:Getting old gets tougher every day.

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