Monday, February 16, 2009

Quietly, The Most Annoying Thing

So, today. Work. Another post about work. What else are you going to read? Nick's blog? Unlikely.

Today I had to do one of those, "Okay, highlight the text, now go to FORMAT, click PARAGRAPH, and adjust both of those to ZERO PT and click OK." Followed by a, "There's a typo in the METHODS slide, in the title text box -- no, before this... keep going, another one... this one. You're missing the word CHILD. And you need a capital N. No, down. Down further. Yeah. There."

Excruciating. Missed opportunities for shortcut keys. Mouse misdirection. So hard to watch. Like watching a novice control Link, wandering around the map, attempting to burn Zelda bush after Zelda bush looking for a staircase. Exactly like that. Perfect metaphor.

3 comments:

Jeremy Fossington Forbes Smythe Alopecia Smith-Jones said...

Try teaching kids computing... That is the story of my life, 5 days a week...

Floyd said...

Is "burning a Zelda bush looking for a staircase" a metaphor for Link fucking Zelda?

dn said...

No.