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Mac Person Detection

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mood: amused

I swear, Windows can detect Mac people. One of our Mac developers (D) fired up his PC for the first time in weeks and it gave him no end of hell... and the stuff that happened to him doesn't happen to me and doesn't happen to the dual PC/Mac developers here.

D's Start Menu wasn't going away even after he clicked on his desktop, it wouldn't go away when he hit Escape either. Then he figured he'd click on the Start button again thinking that it would toggle the display off. Instead of doing what he wanted, it launched some weird application that he'd never heard of before.

Then, the mysterious application tripped on something starting up and gave him a usual cryptic error pop-up box with the "OK" and "Cancel" button. Of course, it was worded in a way that you couldn't tell which one to press to make it just bugger off and die. He clicks "Cancel" because that made the most sense to him. Personally, I would have pulled up the ... Windows equivalent of top and kill -9 it that way - I'm completely drawing a blank, I cannot remember what that thing is called for the life of me!

Anyway, D's PC then launched the Visual Studio 6.0 Debugger and coughed up a whole bunch of errors there. So, he finally got to the end of the line, to the point where he could close pop-up boxes and everything off, go back to the mysterious application that launched the debugger, get that closed off and back to Square One.

We were laughing the whole time, joking about how it detected D, got pissed off and ran the Microsoft BECOME_A_BITCH() module. =D =D =D


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iambliss
Jun. 14th, 2002 12:41 pm (UTC)
Hrm... I think it is the Task Manager you are trying to recall?
bride
Jun. 14th, 2002 12:44 pm (UTC)
Re:
Yes! Task Manager =P
iambliss
Jun. 14th, 2002 12:48 pm (UTC)
Re:
Yay!
*victory dance*

I feel smart!
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