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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's all about the Pentiums

The joy of networked printing...

Towards the end of last week Nancy sent a print job to the printer. For some reason it failed, so the job's just sat there at the head of the queue blocking the way. None of us can kill it because none of us have the network permissions to do so. Nor, it turns out, does the Helpdesk.

"When's Nancy back?" asks the techie.

"Thursday."

"You're better off waiting for her to come back in and then ask her to delete the print job. It'll take longer than that to get System Support to get the job done.

4 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

"Have you tried turning it off and on again?"

Ladybird World Mother said...

!!! Switch off the plug. That's what I do.

PI said...

Yo may get lucky. Mine packed up last week and suddenly started working again this week.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: you behave yourself!

Ladybird Mum: I suspect that's how the problem happened in the first place. I hate networked printers.

Pat: you're a born optimist!