|How do you feel when friends or family ask for your help in solving domestic computer problems?
I actually really enjoy fixing computer problems for friends and family. I love problem solving, so working out exactly how they did so much damage to their computers is quite engaging for me.
A little out of my depth because the skills involved in doing this are not the same as those needed for writing software. Luckily, very often the problems I'm presented with are not very deep.
I don't do hardware. I don't do Windows. That rules out almost all domestic computer issues.
Abit frumpy usually because most of the problems are usually caused by their inability to practice safe surfing despite me telling them repeatedly to be more careful
I don't mind helping as I realise they are stupid (only joking!).
Something between honored and exploited.
I don't like it. It feels a little bit humiliating, but incidentally, i'll give some help.
Im super happy to solve their problems... and I'm actually the only one doing it in the family.
I'm Pleased :P ... i love helping out people
I usually feel like telling them "that's what Google is for!" But then I found the solution to family/friend computer questions: I print out the following flowchart and give it to them.
I also think to myself, I'm a programmer, not your personal tech support!!!
I see it like a challenge to prove myselft that I can do it.
I don't think I've gone two weeks without someone asking me about a problem they're having with a computer!
I help of course.. and dislike doing so. Fake smile, and such. This type of thing, ten years ago was paycheck... today I loathe it.
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