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#29607 - 07/30/04 04:26 PM Re: How Not to Stay Lost
David Offline

Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 245
Loc: Tennessee (middle)
In addition to the (L)user, we've also defined the following:

The Power Meddler = someone who knows just enough to screw up his/her PC thoroughly, but never admits to having done anything. The term is derived from "Power User", a more-knowledgable-than-average user. The Power Meddler may have actually read an article in a PC magazine...once...maybe...about DOS... (Formerly classified as a Magazine reader.)

And also, the A/B-user (pronounced "aay-bee-user") = one who is abusive of the PC, and moreso of the techs who have to bail him out of the hole he dug himself into...



#29608 - 07/30/04 05:21 PM Re: How Not to Stay Lost
groo Offline

Registered: 11/02/03
Posts: 722
Loc: Florida
I guess it's not surprising there are at least a few sysadmins on here. Maybe more than statistically likely... The mindset and attitude are certainly appropriate. (Well, ok, maybe not the attitude. :-)

#29609 - 08/01/04 02:49 PM Re: How Not to Stay Lost

I'm no hi falut'n sys admin - I JUST CLEAN UP AFTER THEM! Just a lowly computer tech, waiting for the next time someone decides to shut the computer down half way thrugh installing the o.s.... or stuffing a catalog CD (the one s with flat sides) into a slot loading CD-ROM... Or trying to plug a SCSI device into a paralel port...

grumble, grumble

Happy August!


#29610 - 08/04/04 03:07 PM Re: How Not to Stay Lost
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Ah yes, good old Operator Error.

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