Amazing Remote Login Question

A cell phone call I received at home….

Teacher: IT Guy, I’m having trouble logging in at home.

IT Guy: Ok, I will reset your password…….try it now.

Teacher: Nope.

IT Guy: Let me try it.  I just logged you in……works fine.

Teacher: Oh, good……let me try.  No still can’t get in.

IT Guy: Did you put the password in?

Teacher: No, you said you logged me in?

IT Guy: WHAT?  I CAN’T LOGIN YOU IN FROM MY HOUSE.  YOU HAVE TO TYPE IT IN.

Teacher: Oh, I thought you said you logged me in?

IT Guy: Good luck…..(click)

Teacher Tactic 1 :: Email Checks

One of my favorite teacher tactics is the email check.  An email check is when a teacher sends me an email from there classroom and at about the same time the message arrives in my inbox the teacher arrives in my office to see if I received it.  Here’s an example:

Teacher: IT Guy, did you get my email?

IT Guy:  No…..wait hold on……hits Send/Receive…….yes, you just sent it.   Why did you run down here?

Teacher: I wanted to see if you got it.

IT Guy: Why wouldn’t I get it?

Teacher: I wasn’t sure if I did it right.

IT Guy: What could go wrong?  All you have to push is SEND.  You’ve done it a thousand times.

Teacher: Yeah, I know

IT Guy: They why do you think this one will magically disappear

Teacher: I don’t know……..anyways did you read it?

IT Guy: Yep

Teacher: And?

IT Guy: I just responded as we were speaking………..did you get it?

Too Much SPAM

I just got a call from a teacher in regard to the amount of SPAM she has been receiving. There are a couple important details I would like to convey before relaying the story.

1. We are out of school.  She took the time during summer break to check her SPAM levels and place a call.
2. Not only did she take the time to make this call.  She did it first thing in the morning.   Almost like she was waiting for me to arrive at work.
3. We host our email through Google. A nice little company who, In my opinion, does a very good job handling SPAM.  You may have heard of them.

Teacher: Hi IT Guy, I have been getting a ton more SPAM in email than usual
IT Guy:  You have?

Teacher: Yeah, there has been a ton.  Has anyone else had that issue?
IT Guy: Nope

Teacher: That’s weird
IT Guy: Did you give out your email anywhere?

Teacher: No, I never do
IT Guy: Are you looking at ALL MAIL instead of your INBOX?

Teacher: No, I am looking at the SPAM folder?
IT Guy: WHAT? Why are you looking at that?  That’s where SPAM is suppose to goThat is why they call it a SPAM FOLDER!

Teacher: I always look at it.  Usually there is only one a day.  But the last couple days I have had 3 or so
IT Guy: Yeah…..SPAM folders are fun to look at.  So let me get this straight, you routinely count the amount of junk messages in your SPAM folder, found an increase, and took the time to call me about it?

Teacher: Yeah, do you think it’s ok?
IT Guy: Hard to be sure.  I will contact the FBI, you better call the Secret Service.  I don’t know who is sending these dastardly emails directly to your SPAM folder but I will not rest until I find the culprit.  So, for my notes……you said it was 3 emails PER DAY?

Teacher: Yeah, 3
IT Guy: I’m on it. (CLICK)

Color Printer Question

Teacher: Hey IT Guy, know my color printer?
IT Guy: I do
Teacher: Can it print brown?
IT Guy: Is brown a color?
Teacher: Yes it is
IT Guy: Then it can print it. (Click)