Category: Technology

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Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 3

| Seattle, WA, USA | Coworkers, Technology, Time

(This is soon after Pokémon Go comes out and a lot of my coworkers are into playing it. There’s a Pokéstop that can be accessed from inside the building. I’m off work; my coworker is not. We’re both by the Pokéstop catching Pokémon.)

Coworker: “Ha! I caught it! Now time to take my break.”

Me: “Didn’t you just take your break?”

Coworker: “Shh!”

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Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 2

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Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 2

| Brisbane, QLD, Australia | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Geeks Rule, Technology

(I work in the IT department of a university. Pokémon Go has just been released, and we are discussing the potential it could have for overloading the computer network when semester starts.)

Colleague: “It seems that one of the buildings on campus is a Pokémon Gym. We’re going to have all sorts of congestion.”

Me: “I noticed quite a few Pokéstops around the campus on my way in, too.”

(At this point, I have to explain to Colleague #2 what a Pokéstop is. For those who don’t play Pokémon Go, Pokéstops are locations where you can get items like Pokeballs, potions, etc. to help in the game. As I finish, my manager comes up.)

Manager: “What’s going on here?”

Colleague: “We may be getting some wi-fi traffic from this Pokémon Go game.”

(We explain what we’ve discussed.)

Manager: “Well, what would you recommend?”

Colleague: “If it becomes an issue, we could identify which ports Pokémon Go uses and block them in the firewall.”

(My manager gets a bit of an evil grin.)

Manager: “A different kind of Pokéstop.”

(Turned out, my manager’s son had downloaded it and been playing it over the weekend.)

 

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Here We Pokémon Go Again

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Doesn’t Have The Power To Break Script

| NJ, USA | Employees, Ignoring & Inattentive, Technology

(I am on a chat window with my cable provider because my parrots chewed through the power cable on my cable box, so my cable box has no power. I am asking if I can replace it with them, or where to purchase a new one.)

Me: *gives serial number for cable box* “Can I purchase a new AC cable for this model? Mine is cut in half from my birds so my cable box won’t turn on.”

Customer Service: “I see the problem; does your cable box have a power button on the front?”

Me: “Yes.”

Customer Service: “Try pushing the power button on the front of the box. Has this solved your problem?”

Me: “No…”

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