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#1 Blade of grass

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:44 PM

hey, how do you know when your a techie?
I got one,
when a girl calls you in the middle of the night, no, not for that, its cause she changed a group photo on Facebook to something embarrassing and doesn't know how to change it back.
or, your present to family/friends for Christmas is tech support. :)
what do you think? any more?

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:52 PM

The 1st one isnt being a techie, it's being computer literate.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 12:16 AM

You know you're a true techie when somebody calls a monitor a computer and you lecture them on something that eventually turns into chipset and CPU architectures and their compatibility with programming architectures and max bandwidths :)

Or when somebody says their computer is broken and super slow and you tell them you lost technological respect because they have so much bloatware it makes a hippopotamus say "DAAAAAAYYYYYYYUUUUUMMMM!!!"

I also second Alted4 on that. "You have reached level one on the literacy charts. You are now 'Apprentice'."

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 12:47 AM

If you ask yourself if you are a techie. A non-techie would never ask himself that.
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:11 AM

You know when your a techie when the computer teacher asks you to fix his computer

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:22 AM

Touché about the first one.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:19 AM

You know you're a techie when everyone in your family comes to you for computer help.
Also, when you help your neighbors with their computers and they call you instead of IT Specialists.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:40 AM

You know you're a techie when everyone in your family comes to you for computer help.
Also, when you help your neighbors with their computers and they call you instead of IT Specialists.

I might put the first one up as a techie depending on the situation of course. If you can decipher the error then yes, if it is "how do I select printer A?" or "How do I get to folder XXX?" then I would put you as computer literate.

I might put the second one as neighbors being lazy/cheap/thoughtful and giving you experience. One of those three but IT specialists are in high demand and don't work for free either so getting in an appointment or taking it in is just not an option.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:46 AM

If you have ever accepted beer and pizza as payment for simple tasks.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:23 PM

If people ask you about their computer.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:29 AM

If you have ever played computer related pranks on your less computer savvy friends. Examples: Changing commonly used shortcut icons to execute shutdown.exe instead of the actual program. Creating a script that ejects their CD drive any time they click "Start". Renaming their wireless network when they leave the default settings on the router. Etc.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:30 AM

If you have ever played computer related pranks on your less computer savvy friends. Examples: Changing commonly used shortcut icons to execute shutdown.exe instead of the actual program. Creating a script that ejects their CD drive any time they click "Start". Renaming their wireless network when they leave the default settings on the router. Etc.


Oooooo. My favorite one is where you take a picture of their desktop, hide all icons, and then put the picture as their wallpaper. Never gets old. :)

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:57 PM


If you have ever played computer related pranks on your less computer savvy friends. Examples: Changing commonly used shortcut icons to execute shutdown.exe instead of the actual program. Creating a script that ejects their CD drive any time they click "Start". Renaming their wireless network when they leave the default settings on the router. Etc.


Oooooo. My favorite one is where you take a picture of their desktop, hide all icons, and then put the picture as their wallpaper. Never gets old. :)


Ah yeah, that's a good one too. Did that to one of my old Computer Science teachers. She didn't figure it out until 4 hours later. Then she called me into the office to bitch at me. Apparently I shouldn't have left a text file among the hidden icons titled "Don't read me" with the contents "Hope you didn't have anything important for us today, Mrs Wallace. -Pettijohn" :D

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:13 AM



If you have ever played computer related pranks on your less computer savvy friends. Examples: Changing commonly used shortcut icons to execute shutdown.exe instead of the actual program. Creating a script that ejects their CD drive any time they click "Start". Renaming their wireless network when they leave the default settings on the router. Etc.


Oooooo. My favorite one is where you take a picture of their desktop, hide all icons, and then put the picture as their wallpaper. Never gets old. :)


Ah yeah, that's a good one too. Did that to one of my old Computer Science teachers. She didn't figure it out until 4 hours later. Then she called me into the office to bitch at me. Apparently I shouldn't have left a text file among the hidden icons titled "Don't read me" with the contents "Hope you didn't have anything important for us today, Mrs Wallace. -Pettijohn" :D


Haha, add insult to injury, me likey.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:03 AM

I know when I'm a geek...
When I go to the computer/gadget store and seem to know more about the products being sold and how they work than the people that work at said store. Or when I fix someone's computer problem after they explained to me that they already saw a techie before seeing me.:blink::o

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:33 AM

I know when I'm a geek...
When I go to the computer/gadget store and seem to know more about the products being sold and how they work than the people that work at said store. Or when I fix someone's computer problem after they explained to me that they already saw a techie before seeing me.:blink::o

Most people that work in Geek Squad at best buy don't know jack shit so if you are counting best buy then you might as well throw yourself an eight year old in.

Although if it was a legit store then congrats, if it was a legit techie, then congrats. Head on over and join the computer enthusiast club.

It's extremely funny when you walk into a computer store with two Taiwanese people who own and run it who sell cheap shit hardware, try to sell you a combo of a full ATX motherboard and baby ATX case, and say that it's illegal to sell a retail packaged copy of windows 7.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:42 AM


I know when I'm a geek...
When I go to the computer/gadget store and seem to know more about the products being sold and how they work than the people that work at said store. Or when I fix someone's computer problem after they explained to me that they already saw a techie before seeing me.:blink::o

Most people that work in Geek Squad at best buy don't know jack shit so if you are counting best buy then you might as well throw yourself an eight year old in.

Although if it was a legit store then congrats, if it was a legit techie, then congrats. Head on over and join the computer enthusiast club.

It's extremely funny when you walk into a computer store with two Taiwanese people who own and run it who sell cheap shit hardware, try to sell you a combo of a full ATX motherboard and baby ATX case, and say that it's illegal to sell a retail packaged copy of windows 7.


The geek squad just uses their own software to "diagnose" the problem. Ive been looking for a job and i refuse to apply at best buy because of their lack of tech support.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:20 PM

When you run a small business with your fried and make money off of people by cleaning junk and bloatware off computers, dusting them and charging them 40 bucks?








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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:31 PM

When you run a small business with your fried and make money off of people by cleaning junk and bloatware off computers, dusting them and charging them 40 bucks?


I would agree, this is what would qualify you as a techie. :P

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