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(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 12:45)
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Error Messages
Working as an IT tech in a school I got a support call from the woodwork teacher teaching a group of 6th formers how to use Pro Desktop. The call was rather interesting.

Teach: Hello, some of the students are getting an error message.
Me: What does the message say?
Teach: Bananas
Me: ...sorry?
Teach: Bananas
Me: I got it the first time. What?
Teach: All the machines say bananas

So I walked over to see that indeed a class of 30 students were staring and an error box saying "Bananas". This seemed to be a quirk of this software, someone had forgotten to write in all the error messages in properly.

Others included:
"please write error statement here"
"Hello World"
" "
"Please ignore this error"
"Rubber Ducks"

It was always a joy to try and fix them as no one at their support line had a clue about what I was talking about and several time I got called a nutter and had the phone put down on me.

Oh you crazy developers.

Length? Bigger than a bunch of bananas!
(, Wed 30 Sep 2009, 14:04, 4 replies)
Wouldn't have got that...
...with Autodesk Inventor...
(, Wed 30 Sep 2009, 14:06, closed)
The school
bought this before I started as it was recommended as the best thing to use.

It worked great with the AccuLaser in the tech dept.
(, Wed 30 Sep 2009, 14:40, closed)
I worked in a school too.
Teachers are worse than kids.
(, Thu 1 Oct 2009, 3:49, closed)
So very true.
I makes me afraid to think they are teaching the next generation and yet they can't do simple tasks like put paper in a printer, or even login.
(, Thu 1 Oct 2009, 10:18, closed)

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