July 18th, 2006

Computers, Human Knowledge

Voice Post: College and Computer Woes

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“Hey guys, it's me, and I'm pretty screwed. I went to TESST College. I'm not sure what it stands for. T.E.S.S.T. Somebody might have heard of it. Anyway, um... Anyway, they got colleges around the country. Anyway, tonight I went to... I went for the little orientation... people to show me around the college, everything, yesterday, and uh... It's OK. And then I get there today, and they get me to get all the paperwork done. And I get the plan to pay my money. OK! And I get my... show them my college transcript. OK, yay! I get to skip out of the first two courses, which means less time and less money. That's good! And, so they throw me directly into the third course... which is WIRING. This is a PROBLEM, because I'm COLOR-BLIND. And if I'm... I'm sitting here... If I can't... I can't stare... tell the green wire from the brown wire... I don't know... I don't know what I'm going to do. And I told the instructor and the first words out of his mouth were, "I don't think you're going to be able to get certified." So why am I going to even pay my money? I'm gonna... We're going to talk to the dean and everything tomorrow, but... I'm not going to be paying for something if I'm not going to get certified, 'cause if I don't get certified, I'm not going to get a JOB... in the computer field. So this is... this is BAD. Very BAD. And I don't know what to do. *sighs* I'm just... I'm up a creek.
Why, why did I have to take wiring for computers? I don't need to know computer wiring. I want to do software. *sighs* I want to do software. I want to program something and... have it done virtually and put it on a disc or something, and have it work. I don't want to worry about the stupid guts of networking. *sighs*
Well, that's about all I'm going to say tonight. I'm... My computer is STILL down. Any computer people PLEASE CALL ME. I need HELP. I can get it up to Windows Repair, but I don't know DOS commands. And I'm just going to have to sit there one night and just write 'em down, unless somebody can just give me a step-by-step of what to do to get this frickin' thing back up and running. Ugh... Anyway, I guess I'll just let you guys go. Bye.”

Transcribed by: admiralmemo