The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, May 08, 2003

Yes, I'm very observant

“Oh no!”

“What's wrong?” asked Spring.

“The monitor,” I said. “It doesn't seem to be working.” I had just sat down in front of the computer. I saw the LED in it's orange state, which usually means the computer was inactive enough to cause the screen to blank. Any activity on the mouse or keyboard would cause the screen to light back up. “Whah!” I was flinging the mouse and slamming the keyboard.

“Um, Sean, try that button,” she said, pointing to one of the small round buttons on the front of the monitor.

I hit the small switch she pointed to, and the monitor flickered on. “Um, what?”

“That's a power switch.”

“That is?”

“You didn't know?


“How long have you had that monitor?”

“Umm,” I said. Thought for a moment. “Perhaps three, four years now?”

“And here I thought you had a weird habit if always turning off the monitor from the rear switch.”

“Nope, didn't realize that was a power switch,” I said. Spring was holding back her laughter. “Go head, you can laugh.”


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