Trust Me

I can’t believe this.

I earn my money with computers. I eat sleep and breath the internet all day every day. I have owned a computer of one form or another for almost 20 years.

And I am an idiot.

When I bought my latest Palm I was really disappointed with it’s battery life. One problem was that it wouldn’t recharge on the cradle I have here at home. At work, not a problem – it’d juice up in a few minutes but no matter what I did here it just wouldn’t recharge. I even emailed Palm to register a complaint but nothing came of that.

Seeing as how I will be away from the office for a couple of weeks I thought I’d better bring the recharging cradle that works home with me. Plugged it in today, switched on my Palm and…nothing.

Twist wires, plug, unplug, swap, swear but still it didn’t work.

Then it dawned on me.

I crawled under the desk, unplugged the colour printer and plugged in the power supply for the cradle. It’s amazing how much better electrical items work when they are supplied with electricity.

So, where do I hand in my Nerd Certification?

2 Replies to “Trust Me”

  1. I’m always amazed when I read the troubleshooting guide in an instruction manual, and the first fix under the problem for “it doesn’t work” is generally “is the equipment plugged into the power supply?”. Did you not check this? I’ve never seen a better situation where this would have finally been useful, but has been wasted. Very sad for the person in the Palm factory who writes the guide. This better not get back to him.

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