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New Employee Prank
Posted 10/10/2014 by Anonymous Tech Supporter

Most people coming to work here in Admin have already heard that it’s a stressful environment. So when we get someone new in Admin I like to start it off with a prank. (If I get the vibe they can handle it.) So, every once in a while I’m asked to sit in on the interview process and ask a candidate a few questions about their basic PC skills. Well during this certain candidate’s interview last week I noticed that she’s left-handed. Well there it is, the basis for my New Employee Prank! So, when she started on Monday I ran her through the usual instructions (company cell phone policy, how to contact me in case of tech problems, username and password, etc.). When she tried to login her keyboard wouldn’t function properly! LOL

Me: “Wow, I am so sorry.”

Her: “It’s ok. I just need a different keyboard.”

Me: “No, They didn’t tell me you’re left handed.”

Her: “Huh?”

Me: “You’re left handed. I’ve gotta find you a left handed keyboard.”

Her: “I’ve never heard of that before.”

Me: “With this being a Korean company, keyboards are user-specific.”

I sent her to 5 or 6 different people looking for a left handed keyboard! There is such a thing, but not too many people have heard of them. So it turned out to be a hilarious joke!!! Ha Haaa

New Sport
Posted 10/26/2014 by Anonymous Tech Supporter

As I receive and ship a lot of equipment, I handle boxes in the mailroom and corridors a great deal. "It's my new sport," I'll explain to a passer-by. "Boxing"

Body sensor
Posted 10/26/2014 by Not gonna put my name on THIS one.

Many readers may have heard of the Arduino prototyping platform. I have been experimenting with it, and it's a blast, a hobby I heartily recommend. I am looking forward to its prank possibilities.

A commonly-available ultrasonic sensor is the HC-SR04, somewhat resembling a small pair of binoculars mounted on a circuit board. I am busy convincing my nontechnical wife that these are actually thermal sensors for medical use, designed for quickly measuring a woman's body temperature by aiming at certain twin...features. I even went so far as to print a bogus label, which I slapped over the reseller's one on the antistatic bag.

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