Friday, November 21, 2008

Eureka Moments that define my life. Part II

Despite having my college's most renowned computer expert(Bill Gates resigned since he heard about my brother, you know :D) as my rakhi brother in college, and despite spending eternity on the computer, I'm a total blonde (no offence to other blondes :P) when it comes to computers. I mean, it's too confusing. Why can't they say box instead of URL? Why do they use absurd words like LAN and confuse us so much? We already have Microsoft XP, then why do we need Vista?

Anyway, I struggle and try to pave a way out of my computer fiascos. Most of the time, I don't manage to figure out things myself; it's too pissing off. Usually, I get enlightened by my fellow homo sapiens(which includes intellectuals like Peter and Nidhi). I had written a previous post on one of my most famous (on blogger world) fiascos related to my mike on my laptop (It's labelled Eureka) After the roaring success. (people still taunt me for that. I can hear their roaring laughter hitting hard in my ears. Ouch.)

Here's a much needed sequel to them, The Eureka Moments....

1) Shift plus (I can't find the plus sign on the laptop. Where the hell is it? I wasted 15 mins searching for it. Crap). So, shift plus delete makes the thing get deleted forever, rather than go to Recycle Bin. How cool is that? I opened new document folders about 20 times and kept shift plus deleting it. Hee hee hee :-D

2) Muting the mike and trying hard to speak on it. How cool is that again....

3) You can save pics from other's orkut albums simply by dragging their pics and throwing them on the desktop. I won one over Mr. Orkut what's his name. Hah.

4) Clicking the webcam on for my sister and sitting in a nice pose, waiting for her to react on how nice/bad I'm looking. Wondering for 15 mins why she isn't reacting. Then receiving an angry message from her saying my webcam shows blank screen. Realizing after 15 more minutes that the cap of the webcam is still on it.

5) You can actually display (show off) whatever song you're listening to as your gtalk status message. The only fucking part is people on your list, whom you have added just because they are from your college, and then pretend they don't exist (and vice versa), message you asking you to send the song to them. That too, on my horrible net speed connection in the hostel. Dammit.

6) You can use the print button (which remains dusty half the time since it's not used and it's in the top portion. Poor thing, no one touches it. I even feel bad for the keys X,Q and Z because no one touches it.) Ya so, you can use the print button to get a print view of your desktop screen. I used it when I did the desktop story tag.

59 comments:

peter said...

why should they call URL as BOXex :O
and thnks for taking my name :)

waise orkut's name is Mr.Orkut Buyykkoten and not removing cam's cover isn't a sign of being dumb but just of absent mindedness :P

nice post Einstein ..hope you are nt leaving anythng unused on ur comp and its related stuffs :D

Mads said...

@peter
:P why should they call boxes as URL's :X URL sounds dumb :X

thank God mr. orkut didn't keep the site's name as www.buyykkoten.com ...imagine... :-(( life wud hv been so miserable then....

Trinaa said...

i din call u my soul sister for nothin!! baby if it wasnt for HP i wouldnt even noe that THAT BOX THINGY WAS CALLED ANYTHING AT ALL LET ALONE URL!! :P

arrey beta..u feel sorry for x,q n z only? i feel sorry for most keys on my board...i tend to keep forgetting their existence half d time! :P

Ashutosh Didwania said...

Voo...Would suggest you not to be seen near my workplace else people (who all happen to be IT Professionals) would simply eat you up.

Priya Joyce said...

hilarious computing..lol
haha

Harshita said...

ha ha ha ha

This onez funny for sure... :) especially the webcam thingie.

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

hehhehhe was guffawing like hell :D :D
& i used to think Vista was a flop in India coz it doesn't support pirated stuff.
&the webcam thing? heeeheh that can happen with real cameras too .
have a happy comp. life

ps- realised that there really is a *print* button !!!

Prabhu Dutta Das said...

Hilarious.. I drop down here and each time I have a different reason to smile.. Keep Writing

BTW X,Y,Z arent useless...

ctrl+x-- Cut.
you can cut a file from a given destination by ctrl+x and paste by ctrl+v at some other place. :)

ctrl+y-- Redo
You can redo all changes you made while editing any file. :)

ctrl+z-- Undo
While using word you and choose to undo all the changes you do. :)

Given this.. try creating a folder named con in your PC. If you can send me a screen shot of that.. you are in for a treat! Agree?

HP said...

haha! i'll have to go read the mike post :P

PS: DONT try to make a folder called con. its not possible to do that. :P

abhishek said...

u really r a n00b when it comes to computers... :P

sawan said...

u proved to a genius.. lets hope courts wont go on fully computerized spree anytime soon ;-)

Hemant Thadhani said...

gud one but i didn't expected this from u.... :D

@HP & Prabhu
u can create a folder named con...
i know how to do this....

alien said...

ahha.. and i thought i was technically challenged... ;P

and whos said Q,X,Z are useless... just get hold of FIFA 08 and u'll know... :)

anyways.. amde for an interestin read.. and some of the stuff u mentioned is plain absent mindedness... yours truly has been known to put on the headphones and watch an entire movie while the sound was coming from the speakers.. :)

Abhi said...

Brilliant. Absolutely briliant.

Especially the shift (plus) delete one.

Trevor Penn said...

haha... a very light hearted post.

Archimedes would've been so proud of you. :-)

Scribblers Inc said...

I thought about a lot as to what to write here...and then came up with the only compliment I could...

EUREKA!!! :D

Scribblers Inc.

P.S.-that orkut tip is new for me btw!! :)

Sam said...

Hey Madzie, an award for u on my blog , come check it :)

Mads said...

@trinaa....heheehe..rofl :D

alex paul k said...

Considering the usual content of yo eureka moments im nt raising ma objections 2 d 1st para

N regarding the 6 gospels i guess nobody s born with all those knowledge......u ve gotta learn it frm sumwer n as they say its never too late.

Mads said...

@ashutosh....thanks for the warning... :D

Mads said...

@ PJ...hehe glad u liked it :D

@harshita.... :P lol

Mads said...

@amrita...heehee :D :D yay!! i educated someone else...ya i mess up on real life digital cameras too... :D

Mads said...

@prabhu dutta...thanks for the info...which i already knew :P and lets see abt the file con thingy... :D

Mads said...

@sawan...oh pls dont say that... :(( :P courts are better off without computerized systems....

Mads said...

@thadu...haan main bewakuf hu :X :D :P
and do that file con watever for me...muft mei treat milega...yay..i'll treat u for that... :D

Hemant Thadhani said...

ohh sure...abhi bataon kya ....yaan aapke friend ka wait kare....:):)

Mads said...

@ HP...lol ur the computer genius not me... :D

@abhishek...hmmm...

Mads said...

@ alien....lollllll roflllll :D :D yay...i got company :D im due for a visit to ur blog...thanks for visiting mine :D

Mads said...

@abhi...i do not know whether that 'brilliant' was sarcastic or u really meant it... :P thanks for commenting!

Mads said...

@ Trevor Penn...lol :P :P thanks :P

Mads said...

@scribblers.... lol :P great, i passed on some gyaan to someone else...God might send me to heaven for this good deed... :D

Mads said...

@sam...thanks a lot for the award..will collect it soon :)

Mads said...

@alex paul...hehe right :D

Rakesh said...

LOL LOl
I remember how i use to feel when i knew very less about these stuf..but thank good with the help of some rnd i have gained some idea about the system....

Prashant Sree said...

Appreciate your empathy with the x,q and z buttons... Actually i was wondering if those nasty rascals were having a good rest as no one troubles them..
Never knew they had this thing in their heart too... :)

Nice moments.,. A good read...

pseudo intellectual said...

hahaha. this was seriously hilarious girl! you know it took me more than TWO hours to figure out how to change my blog template and put up the blogroll? :P
a hug from one ignoramus to another :D

Mads said...

@rakesh...hehee...im in the learning stage yet... :P

@prashant shree...dont call them nasty rascals :(( wat did the poor things do.... :(
thanks for the comments :) :)

@pseudooooooooooo... hug to u too :D lol its ok, 2 hours i still less... :P i made blogger friends do everything for me :P im so lazy...try this method next time :P

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA said...

your blog is in one word : cool...ok another word: superb...nice :) really funny and easy to connect with :) (no no...i am ok with computers :) ) blogrolling u as well :) cheers

Sarath said...

hillarious...

shift deleting just for fun...??

U sure do love your computer

Mads said...

@phantom... :P lol thanks a lot for ur awesome comments ...


@sarath...hehehe :P yes i do :D lol....

chitwan said...

u no the best part is teaching ur parents how to use computers...the way they roll down their eye balls whenever I type!! typing while looking on screen is alien to them...
aah...one thing i would like to add, the 'question of the milennium' for me, while typing a document in word--sometimes inserting a character used to automatically delete the subsequent one..& I USED TO WONDER..is my word installation corrupt..n one fine day i found there is a button called "INSERT" :P

@mads...sorry to read this so late..but really an amazing piece of stuff, any one could experience (excluding comp freaks n champs-hats off to them_

singlendacity89 said...

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Jadu Kumar Saikia said...

good one :-)

// all-mixed.blogspot.com

Mads said...

@chitwan loll rofl :D even i had that experience with the stupid insert button..why did charles babbage make it so complicated :(
and lol its fun teaching parents to use computer :D hehehhee

@ Ne!! I didnt see my name on blogroll list lol..im honoured..thanks a lot :) love uuuu :) i'll take the award soon...!!

@ Jadu Kumar...thanks!! :D

legallyblunt said...

bloggers do really love your
blogs :-)

Wanted said...

Heee heee hee.. again??
You have so much of computer knowledge... I know people who don't even know how to make a C program to swap 2 numbers...!

}:-)

~Y2A~

aqua gurl said...

like the humour in your post...!!The only thing tht is common with me- muted the mic and tried hard to speak...lol.

cool blog...will trying visiting often>>!!!

thnks for dropping by!

-aqua gurl

Writing for Crows said...

Fun post really. like everything. specially 5.

Mads said...

@legallyblunt...well..lucky my blog :D

@y2A...what is a c program to swap two numbers? :D

@aqua girl...lol :P thanks for visiting my blog :)

@writing for crows..hehe..thanks :D

alien said...

finally got around to upadting my blog... and ohh.. haan before i forget... u happened to make it to my updated blogroll.. ;D
lolz

sinurge said...

liked ya post...funny

mayz said...

hahaha!!!
i m like that wid colours...have no idea wat lavender or anythin closely related to that is :P

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

hey mads so nice of you to send me the friend request , and i know you are a great person, but i have this extremely silly rule of adding only those people who i know personally , am sure if we would have met we'd have been great gal friends , but sorry ...... , don't get irked now [:)] all the best with your internship , koi delhi ka sona munda mila to bolna , warna apne liye ranbir to hai hi.[:)]

Mads said...

arre no probs :D its ur personal wish....im seriously cool wid it...no need to apologize :D thanks a lot... :) i just saw ur profile and added u... lol :P

Mads said...

@alien...thanks a lot :D

@ sinurge..thanks a lot :D

@mayz...wid colours? :| ohh lol.. :D

Express said...

OMG! sammmeee pinch!!!!
My bro whos a software engineer, calls me "computer illeterate!"

hahahah!! and u enlightened me in so many ways!!

ever noticed the window button?
I recently learnt abt that :-P

and dont u feel bad for the entire F series of buttons? they r so handy, but no1 knws hw 2 use them..they all that lays upon them is..errmm, layers of dirt :-P

tc!

CяŷştąŁ said...

Haaaah?.You can't do the clicking,dragging and placing on yr desktop part on Orkut..its totally like..only for the display pictures..

AND..I totally agree with 5th point..its a big time sickening experience to have you give 'tards the songs you're listening to..
And I generally do the 2nd thing,...frequently :|

Mads said...

@express...heehee same pinch!! :D
what is window button? :|
yes yes the poor F buttons too...i used to wonder why they are so far away and they are hardly used :( and they aren't nicely named too. f1 f2 f3. how boring, poot things....

Mads said...

@crystal..yeah for the album pics..not for display pics....

i know its so pissing off when assholes irritate u for songs X-(

heehee same pinch for the 2nd one :P :D