So... I got such a positive turnout on my last forum post, that I wanted to come back for another round. It's Easter morning here in the US, and I could use some laughs this morning, as frankly, right now, I'm feeling like a total idiot! I've been using Apple products now for almost 13 years, from a mac, to iOS devices, etc. So, as you can probably imagine, not to brag or anything, but I'm quite an advanced user by now.
So, here lies my question. Yes indeed. The million and one dollar question. LOL! Just kidding. But, in all seriousness, through your time learning Apple products, what are some stories along the way that you can remember either doing, or not doing, which later had you going, no? Duh! Shirlock?
I'll start with 3 examples of my own of which obviously every single one of them are not made up, and really are true. One of these stories I told a while back on the Mac Visionaries list, and almost every single subscriber on the list absolutely busted a gut rolling on the floor in laughter.
So, we'll start with that one first since by far, it's the funniest.
So one of my friends, who is a member of here, therefore, I'm not gonna reveal their name for privacy reasons, was visiting me from practically all the way across the entire country. He had somewhat recently purchased a white polycarbon macbook. So, these systems had the CD optycal superdrive in the right side of them. One thing to know for those who've never seen these units, the CD drive is not a tray/drawer that comes out. It's just a little slot. Like in the dashboard of a car. So you stick the CD in the slot, and the motor inside sucks the disc in. That's key here.
So, over on my desk, I had an open spendle of blank CD's. Well, my friend decided he wanted to burn a playlist from his iTunes. Seeing I literally, as a professional musician buy blank CD's in bulks, it really didn't matter to me much that he took one or 2 CD's without asking. a few discs wouldn't hurt me. Well, as you know, some brands of CD-R's have these plastic fake CD's on the top and bottom of the spendles with the real CD's sitting in between. Problem is, for a blind person, you'd never ever ever know the difference. They're thinner, but only fractionally so much, the naikid eye never would know. Neither would you know tactally. You probably know where this is going.
So nhickname wize, Homebird, we'll just call 'em, grabs a CD, and proceeds to put it in the slot. Well, er, r'r'r'rummm'mmm'mmm, Kurr'rr'rr, Urr'rr'rrk, kurr'rr'rr, br'r'r'r'rum, urr'rr'rr'rr? snn'nn'nnap? crunch? Followed by Chris, going: Sh'sh'shitt'tt'tt'tt! Long story short, the guy had grabbed one of those fake discs. Um, FYI? Don't try that at home. Yeah? the drive ate it. You can imagine: oh? yeah! That was real, fun going into the Apple Genious counter, um, Sir? Ehh, we gotta pwobwum! I bwoakiz mac. More like, he! broke it, LOL! We told them the situation, and the guy just about died. So, he goes to get the drive out of the unit so he could easily get out the fake CD. Well? He puts the CD in my hand, and more CD, and more CD, and, um, did I mention, uh, more! CD. The thing practically while in the drive shattered into like, 30 pieces. Suffice it to say, the superdrive was busted. Fortunately, they had mercy, and replaced it free of charge while laughing the whole way. You know the guys behind the counter had to be thinking, those, dorks? Really?
So, the second one, not near as funny, but still, was the few times I've tried waking up my Amazon Echo, but instead of saying A L E X A, for the wake word, I said Ahoy Siri, change that as you will. I'm trying to avoid setting off anyone's devices.
So, now, being my voice really carries, my homepod goes off in the other room down the hall. Oops? Duh, Chris!
Final one for me.
So, I have an Apple watch, and an iPhone 10S. On my watch, I've got it set to mirror my iPhone. So, I have a Do Not Disturb schedule set automatically over night. Well, a friend called me late last night. Obviously, they got my voicemail. Finally when I didn't hear from them, I call them instead. I then proceeded to call AT&T, as they were still open at this point. It was near closing hours though. Poor agent! Bless her heart. She stayed after time at the call center after they'd closed up for the evening for almost an hour and a half trying to look at provisioning and such on my account. We couldn't figure out why my watch wouldn't ring and neither would my iPhone. We didn't know if number sync came unglued, if somehow my account got suspended, etc. Nothing she did was working. Well, of corse not! So, we hung up with the final consensis that I would go on Monday into a store across town and see what they could do, or maybe give me replacement devices thinking somehow both the watch and phone spazzed on me. Well, at about 3 this morning, I woke up from a sound sleep, and it dawned on me! Do not Disturb! I went over to my phone, activated Siri, said disable do not disturb, she said done, I then used my land line, and tried calling my cell, and guess what! Presto! My phone and watch rang right away. God I felt like such an idiot!
So there's mine. What stories like this with Apple products have you all had that wasn't you just learning and not knowing what you yet were doing, but more things where boy you really! weren't paying attention and did something incredibly stupid! Oh, did I mention the time I broke the sim tray door on my iPhone from being really careless? We won't go there though.