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Our IT support guy has been in the job since 1979, and never misses an opportunity to pick up a mouse and say "Hello computer" into it, Star Trek-style. Tell us your tales from the IT support cupboard, either from within or without.

(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 12:45)
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i figure
That of all the people i know you guys would be the best to advice me on remote access. Any helpful words.

To actually stick to the QotW

(please not stolen, but made me laugh)

hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

from bash.

(, Tue 29 Sep 2009, 0:38, closed)
goto :begin
(, Tue 29 Sep 2009, 1:55, closed)
i didn't think i would get that nerdier comment.

I was being sincere. I run window xp. In case anyone is willing to help. O not then. Cool
(, Tue 29 Sep 2009, 3:50, closed)
Evidently some explanation is in order.
If you don't know where your computer is physically located, but you can interact with it over the network, get it to run a script which continually beeps. Follow the sound of the beep until you find your computer.

That script fragment I posted above will do just that.

Is that helpful enough for you? Good.
(, Tue 29 Sep 2009, 11:49, closed)
I love that quote from Bash, something similar happened to me at university
Places like Logmein.com are pretty good if you're looking to set it up. Anything more complicated, I am unable to help you with.
(, Tue 29 Sep 2009, 8:26, closed)
Log mein what?
Log mein computer?
(, Tue 29 Sep 2009, 8:33, closed)
What did you want to know?

Personally, I use TeamViewer, and have never had any problems with it...
(, Tue 29 Sep 2009, 9:25, closed)
Second vote for logmein.com
Although, you could browse through here: Lifehacker, Remote Access
(, Tue 29 Sep 2009, 11:34, closed)
I heart
this bash comment. It's still one of my favourites.
(, Tue 29 Sep 2009, 12:25, closed)
Good vote for netviewer, or VPN/TS/RDC gaz me if you need info!
(, Tue 29 Sep 2009, 13:03, closed)

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