Sunday, February 09, 2014


Okay, I am trying to be funny. After a week or two of near inactivity, and also trying to write a haiku a day this month (not much chance with the "a day" thing), I am posting something old again.

In the early days of the personal computer, people with money to burn will try to get their hands on one. Then the trouble starts. They delete essential files. They invite malicious characters into the machines. Basically, it was a plaything then, but now we can't live without one.

I kid you not. In the early days, there are lots of clueless people around...


What do you mean you don't get the picture?

You have a square with a X in the corner?

What type of crap image program you have?

No, no Windows XP is not....don't be daft.

I sent in dot j p g, that's j-peg.

You don't know what the hell's that?

No, no it's not some japanese porno,

It's some format, stuff it, you won't know.

Tell me what's on your desktop.

pen, cigarette, ashtray, scotch?

No, tell me what's on your screen.

What do you mean there's nothing?

All right, don't touch anything, go chill some beer for me.

Be at your place half hour, and did I say you're a dummy?


pebcak = problem exist between chair and keyboard, sometimes also known as :
picnic = problem in chair, not in computer.

ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI!

ERROR : Keyboard not attached. Press F1 to continue.

Hope to be back with some serious stuff soon...

Shared on Poetry Pantry #188 at Poets United.

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2014

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Blogger ZQ said...

No Shit! in dbase it was death by the "infinite loop" missing the "end if" without a choice.
You made me laugh and get pissed off again.
...right now it is the age of technological wonder and ease. But, I am still armed to the hilt with search and weekly maintenance of hardware/software.

10 February, 2014 00:17  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

haha....nice...yes, GIGO, you know...if you dont know what you are can not blame the computer...i had a couple humorous computer issues when they just came out....

10 February, 2014 01:13  
Blogger anthonynorth said...

That was great fun. Enjoyed it.

10 February, 2014 01:14  
Blogger Mary said...

This is truly priceless! I love 'pebcek.' So often this seems to be the truth. I was a PC person for many years, and I spoke in favor of them vs. the MAC. Now I have a MAC, and I would never return to a PC. I think a person can screw up far fewer things on a MAC. Smiles.

10 February, 2014 01:58  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is HILARIOUS. This is me having computer problems, and my sister looking exasperated!

10 February, 2014 02:19  
Blogger madhumakhi said...

It's a really funny one. Lol! I like the affection tinged tone you use to address a technologically challenged dummy.

10 February, 2014 11:12  
Blogger a good atheist said...

relatives with IT problems, aren't they great? :) hilarious & I can sympathise

10 February, 2014 16:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This made me laugh out loud! Good stuff, for sure.

I remember my own trial-and-error days with a computer...if I could punch Windows ME, I would.

10 February, 2014 21:00  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


wow! we have a tech guru here. :)
i bet not many people know about dbase. it was about the best out there at that time, but compared to today's spreadsheets, it's a dinosaur.


i had my problems with the computer when it first came out. i cannot imagined the amount of trash i tried to squeeze inside it. :D


thank you! It was great fun too when the PC arrived to the masses, but also pretty expensive. :)


I was, and still is a PC person. probably because at that time, over here, it was more common and cheaper than a Mac. and old habits die hard, so yes, PC it is. :)



it cannot be!


um, he is a friend and his fridge is full of beer. :)

a good atheist,

oh, they sure are. makes you feel important and wanted. :)
thanks for the visit!


it's always trial-and-error days then. :)
ah, windows ME. i do not have the pleasure of using it, but i have used Windows 3.1 :)

11 February, 2014 00:06  

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