Have You Tried Rebooting?

Once again this year instead of participating in NaNoWriMo I thought I would try to write a blog post each day in November. I managed it last year, and planned to give it a go again. I was just about asleep when I realized that today is November 1st and midnight is approaching. Here is a small adventure from the office today.

One of our staff asked for help because both his monitor screen and laptop screen were getting really dim. I hooked up my own laptop and all was well so I figured the monitor and cable were working. His display brightness bar was as at the highest level so I suggested we try rebooting before going further. 

He told me he couldn’t reboot because he was working on too many things and he had too much open. I replied that he had to close them. So he got to work, and it took him at least thirty minutes to work through all the windows before he could shut down. I loved his attitude, though, which was along the lines of being happy to have a bit of time to sit quietly and get through some work with a bit of peaceful chatting that we don’t ordinarily have time to do because of the work load. So we both laughed and relaxed.

I’m sure you can see where this is heading. After closing all the windows he had open, and rebooting, the screen popped out at him, first the white writing and then the orange flower. 

If you have watched the British sitcom series The IT Crowd, then you have heard Moss and Roy answer the phone with, “This is IT. Have you tried rebooting?” Try it, it fixes most things!



About Gail

Retired Technology Integration Specialist. I enjoy riding my bike, baking, and reading.
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