Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Tech Tip of the Day

Here's a little tip...

When you're hosting a Webex demo for a remote customer, turn your Gmail notifier OFF first. Otherwise, they get to see whatever pops up in the corner of your display.


Thank you Sparkey. I'm sure the 2 men and women in Iowa who were watching this demo are glad to know their support vendor still has it going on.

25 comments:

Charli said...

BAhahahah! That's awesome and hysterical.

Durblady said...

I love it! We had a staff member giving a presentation to a large group of prospective studetns adn their parents (probably an audience of 100) when a pop-up pornography ad covered the power point presentation! You can just imagine how embarrassed he was!

VE said...

I've got the title for your biography:

Everything embarrassing Jeff's Way Comes

A little play on the Something Wicked This Way Comes title...

April said...

Love it!

Kathy at The Junk Drawer said...

Awesome.

I know for a fact you're not hot. It's still like -12F in your neck of the woods, isn't it?

Ed (zoesdad) said...

Ah, the wonderfully annoying aspect of facebook!

Idaho Dad said...

Here's a dumb question... Where is Gmail notifier? I don't see a setting for that?

Lady Ridesalot said...

Why is it always so funny when it's someone else's embarrassment? LOL! Sorry, but I had to laugh too!

Jeff said...

charli - Are you saying it's funny that Sparkey thinks I'm hot?

durblady - Ouch!

ve - That's me!

april - Heh... I figured if I couldn't laugh about it (yet) that I should share it with all of you instead.

kathy - You're way off... it's climbed to a balmy -4 here now.

ed - At least people have stopped throwing the damn sheep at me.

idaho dad - I'm not sure it's an actual Gmail function. I probably downloaded it as a Firefox add-on.

lady ridesalot - No problem. I wouldn't have shared it if I didn't want people to laugh about it.

Heather said...

That is hilarious.

Windyridge said...

Hehe, that's pretty funny

JD at I Do Things said...

Oh, please don't even pretend you didn't pay Sparky to send that e-mail at just that time.

Elizabeth said...

So did your clients demand a picture??

Whit said...

Hey, could have been worse!

Mulled Vine said...

I have had some embarrassing Outlook popups appear during NetMeetings but nothing like this. Superb!!!

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

I love it. Why is it people who work in offices get to have all the fun?

carlae said...

What's really funny is your wife's reaction.

Anonymous said...

Apparently they were wrong when they said you have a face only a mother could love!

Jeff said...

heather - Yeah, for you maybe.

windyridge - It seems funnier today. Yesterday not so much.

jd - How did you know? Am I that transparent?

elizabeth - No, we've already met in the past. So they are well aware of my hotness.

whit - Can you imagine if one of those runaway porn pop-up ads took over the screen? Yikes!

mulled vine - "Superb" never occurred to me, but I'm thrilled you think so :-)

prefers - That's why we work in offices.

carlae - Yes, she tends to get a kick out of my embarrassments.

anon - Let me guess... Dad?

Roger said...

So how did the rest of the presentation go? :)

Theresa B said...

That's great!

We had a similar thing happen to a guest lecturer in vet school. 45 minutes into a somber lecture on pain and pain control, an ad for penis enhancement popped up.

I'd like to claim that we maintained a dignified silence while the lecturer walked from the back of the room up to the podium so he could close the pop-up window, but... that would be a lie.

Jacki said...

That is totally awesome!!

Curtis said...

They must have seen your 80s mullet picture!

Michelle said...

And this -- THIS -- is why being totally out of the loop where it comes to tech comes in handy!

Chris C said...

You never know, information like this could spur sales. :)