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  • "When the printer breaks, emails won't send, the website needs updating or your organisation's newsletter needs designing, do you always end up doing it? Then you're an accidental techie. It's not what you signed up for, it's just that no-one else is as handy as you around computers."

    - newsletter,, 20 Feb 2009.

    February 26, 2009

  • I was shocked and utterly horrified when people started coming to ME for computer (or printer, or photocopier) advice. It cannot be possible that I'm the one they need to ask. I soon learned it's less because I'm "handy" than for one of these two reasons (sometimes both):

    1) I sit near the printer/copier

    2) Most people are flippin' eejits

    February 26, 2009

  • I usually get that too. Odd, isn't it? I think I'm handy because I inherited my father's prodigious handy gene.

    February 26, 2009

  • When I change cubicles (Why not? A bear can dream!), I probably won't be one anymore. O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

    February 27, 2009

  • Hmm. I never considered the influence of cubicle proximity on presumed handy-ness....

    February 27, 2009