October 18, 2010
Original: Tech Support (806)
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A person is in front of his computer, holding his modem and talking on the phone.
...restart my computer? I know you have a script to follow, but the uplink liht on the modem is going off every few hours. The problem is between your office and the modem.
My computer has nothing to do with... OK, whatever, I "restarted my computer". It's still down, and even if it comes back, it's going to die again in a few hours, because your—
No longer holding the modem.
I don't have a start menu. This is a Haiku install, but that's not import— Haiku? It's an experimental OS that I ... oh, never mind.
I'm sorry, but this won't get fixed until I talk to an engineer. Can you look around for someone wearing cargo pants, maybe a subway map on their wall?
The person sighs and restarts the computer.
Oh, hey, it actually worked.
Title text: No matter how mundane it may seem, don't forget to try restarting.