OH! Is My Face Red! My Dumb Computer Moment

@pyewacket (43962)
United States
October 3, 2007 1:04pm CST
I had started a discussion asking folks if they were having a problem with YouTube...It seemed no matter what I did, when I logged on to YouTube and played a video I couldn't get any sound. My built in speakers on my computer were fine, the sound/volume turned up--but I just couldn't get any sound from anything on YouTube, not even sound of the videos I have on my profile page. I was ready to give up on it. But I'm stubborn and persistent and decided to try one more time. Well holy moly, I noticed that there is a volume control thing on the videos at YouTube...Somehow it was turned off...duh? I turned it on, and viola--sound! Now many of my friends consider me a computer geek, and I even teach my friends some things about a computer they have problems with...but here I am doing this DUMB blonde moment thing...and I'm not even blonde...LOL Okay fess up folks....have you ever had a "blonde" moment, whether you're blonde or not, and did something really dumb with your computer--come on...be honest here...LOL
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26 responses
• United States
3 Oct 07
hehehehe hahahahaha you have made my day, pyewacket! This is so great! Way back in the stone ages in 1990, I was trying to access the internet, and I had no luck at all. I called technical support, and we tried everything, but no luck. Finally, the tech person asked me if the phone jack I had plugged in to was working. Phone jack? hehe, I hadn't even plugged it in! I didn't let the tech person know, I just said it must be defective and I'd have to call the phone company. After I hung up the phone, I plugged it in and had no problems.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Hehehe--now you made my day...It's always those silly things that get us, isn't it? I wouldn't have let on to the tech person that I hadn't plugged in the phone jack either...LOL
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
3 Oct 07
PYE MADE ME LAFF A LOT. nOW THIS ONE IS A CLASSIC AS WELL. Thanks both of you for a great laugh today. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
3 Oct 07
*giggles* I had one of those moments with mylot, actually. I kept trying to post photos and not finishing the photo process before posting my discussion or response, so of course the photo wouldn't show up at all. It took me several days to finally work up the nerve to ask someone about it, and I still didn't get what I was doing wrong for a while after that. And here I've been using computers since I was a little kid, and used to have my technology teacher in high school let me teach classes for him while he goofed off! What kind of nerd am I?
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Aw--now Transdisc...that's not nice...Let's face it we all have our nerd moments...hehee--I sure did
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
3 Oct 07
*giggles* Thanks for standing up for me pyewacket. Transdisc, you need a spanking! =p But yes, I am a big nerd sometimes. *giggles*
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Okay lecanis lets both give Transdisc a spanking..LOL
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@buwald (271)
• Netherlands
3 Oct 07
well, if you dont count the time i ****ed up my computer's startup settings, causing it to refuse to start up, and making me hire a pc expert to fix it, i guess i dont, really.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Ekk--that must have been an expensive mistake!
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@buwald (271)
• Netherlands
4 Oct 07
well, he was so nice as not to ask too much for taking out my motherboard, taking out the battery in there, and putting it all back in, luckyly, but it did make me hink twice to mess with the setup...
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Blonde taking a picture - Notice the positioning of the camera
Oh yes...I have to many to count. How many times I left a diskette in the drive then got a no OS found message!
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
3 Oct 07
LOL--I take it the camera was the wrong way? LOL Oh that's okay..I've sometimes been ready to take a picture with the lens cap still on..hehee
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
3 Oct 07
We call those "noob" moments. ;p A few times I've messed up on media players but I don't freak out crazy on them like you did Pye. I just have a mental list and cross things out on it until I find the solution.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
3 Oct 07
LOL--well no I didn't exactly freak out, just wondered what the heck was wrong..thought it was my computer going beserk or something
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• Canada
3 Oct 07
Hi pye, Hehehehe! That was a good one thanks for sharing. To be honest I have had the exact same thing happen to me with the volume being shut off somehow, I just never told anyone about it until now! Atleast you got your problem all sorted out my friend. Take Care Hun! Love & Hugzz, Your Friend, PurpleTeddyBear
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
3 Oct 07
LOL--well I'm glad I'm not the only one for making this kind of mistake :)
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
3 Oct 07
That was funny but beleive me you aren't the only one.Can happen and happened to all of us things like this.I'm not blonde too but if you ask my husband or my brother I'm sure they gonna have to say many stories for my *blonde moments*... Sorry for anyone blonde here......
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I guess we all have our "blonde" moments...LOL
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
3 Oct 07
HAHAHA!!! HAHAHAHA!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That's all I'll say for now. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I Take it I made you laugh...hehee
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Ya sure did "blondie". HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
4 Oct 07
That is ok Pye, I have done the same thing with the volume control on videos like that so dont feel bad. It is funny though. I have my share of blonde moments at time too.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Thanks hoghoney..guess we all have our blonde moments...LOL
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@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
4 Oct 07
Hahaha, ahhh don't worry, it happens to us all. One day I had this shirt that needed to be ironed...
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Haaaahaaaa...uh, yup I remember that...LOL
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@BarBaraPrz (18009)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Oct 07
I've had many moments of "not seeing for looking"... does that count?
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Why of course that counts...LOL
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Well, I am a blonde, so I guess that excuses me for all my dumb stuff, computer and otherwise! I still haven't been able to hear you sing on your thing and my computer volume is ok and I turned up the volume on the tape, so I'm really dumb, because I can't figure it out!!!
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
4 Oct 07
LOL---that's really weird though that you can't hear it...
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@irishmist (3843)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I'm trying to remember a blond moment, but none come to mind right now. I'm sure I've had more than a few. I never knew anything till I got a home computer. And I just experimented with everything, and I must say I learned a lot over the past seven years. And everything I learned was on my own. I wish when I was in school we had computers. These days kids know everything about a computer. So I guess I had to learn the hard way.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I'm self taught too....I'm from the typewriter generation...I remember someone once telling me...if you want to know about computers..just ask a kid...they know everything...LOL
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@morgandrake (2144)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Apollo the Computer Technician - Apollo, who is very large cat with great feet, occasionally chooses to shut off the power strip to the computer if I am ignoring him. He says he is innocent and that it is all just an accident; his feet are so big that he can't help but step on the off switch on the power strip.
Oh, occasionally I forget to turn on the screen and wonder why the computer is starting so slowly. Nothing serious. And if my speakers are not working, or the DSL, or one of the external drives--odds are that someone unplugged it while I wasn't looking. Either the wife, or the computer technican of a cat; he crawls under the desk and steps on the switch for the power strip--occasionally while I am working on it. Sure gets my attention fast.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I'm beginning to think I might have my computer technican at work one of these days--My cat Pyewacket has all of a sudden discovered there's room for him to go behind the computer screen ....so any day, I'm expecting him to dislodge one of the wires....Ohhh..but to have your kitty walk on the power strip while working...not a nice kitty...LOL
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9 Oct 07
PMSL Sorry Pye, I know I shouldn't be laughing as I have done equally silly things myself while attempting to be computer literate. The worst, so far, was attempting to attach a picture to an email. After several attempts I was about to give up, until I noticed the little box that said *attach* D'uh
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
Lol Sweetie I will not count my Blonde Moments at all as you are aware of most of them you have read them But do not worry I have done this before but I actually forgot to switch on the Computer it was after the third reboot I realized why there was no sound
@MsTickle (25007)
• Australia
6 Oct 07
Oh several times a day on a good day! And not just on the computer. I went to town the other day and had to come home the long way to pick up some extra stuff at my local shop. I was so tired. I left a bunch of $50 notes on the bench, while I put my trolley away, then I dropped all the coins out of my wallet. I was just feeling frustrated and said...I'm having a blonde moment and as I spoke I looked and standing next to me was a blonde. I quickly said..."Perhaps I should have said a senior's moment". She was a snooty type and didn't see the amusing side of things.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
4 Oct 07
LOL I think everybody has a blonde moment at one point or another in their lives. I have several and I AM a blonde! LOL So I guess that means I have more than the other hair colors but I have a good excuse! LOL
@mkcd1973 (28)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I think that everyone has their "blonde moments" no matter what you are working on whether it be the computer or let's just say,,,, the satellite... I know that your discussion is about dumb computer moments but I just wanted to share my dumb moment with everyone since it does deal with technology. We just had Tivo installed at our house and we have been having problems with our local channels not coming in so I called Directv to see if they could figure out what the problems was. The lady that I talked to was really nice, we went over everything that she could possibly think of and nothing was working. After being on the phone for an hour and a half I was about to give up and just have them send a tech to the house when I noticed that I had the tv on a channel that we don't even get. HMM no wonder I kept getting the little box that says "This channel no purchased" Once I put it on a channel that we actually pay for everything worked fine. (which it was probably working the whole time and I would have known that had I not had a serious blond moment) I felt like a complete idiot,, LOL
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
4 Oct 07
LOL Oh yes Ive had many blonde moments when it comes to the computer!LOL But Im like you I dont like to give up. Theres always another chance to try something.LOL Listen dont let gabs hear you. She is known for having blonde moments.heheheheh Thanks for the laugh. It feels so good to laugh.LOL