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I've seen both ways, "magical" fixes and seemingly not random crashes.
I have one client who breaks everything in every considerable way mostly power related. Battery backup new PSUs surge protection it always seems to go up even at various locations and offices. Figure it is the electrical field the body makes.
vhoyer13924yI have the "fix" one, I don't know if it's true or not, but people tend to tell me "I was don't exactly this before and it didn't work"
shiv3798264y@theScientist I know plenty of programmers with superstitious rituals :-P
shiv3798264y@theScientist let me be clear, this is tongue in cheek. Of course I don't actually believe I have a magical influence on technology, it is merely fun to muse on.
I definitely have the break aura. Never dropped my last laptop or pulled my RAM out once it was in and about 4 months after installation, my RAM stopped working due to physical damage.
Tried to export a font file from Illustrator to Photoshop after having flattened the image so the drop shadow and text were the same layer: only the drop shadow exported. Friend did the same thing I did and it worked.
I logged into cloud9 to work on a project, friend's class all got kicked off until I logged out.
There are more, but i think that's it for today...
Been there ... It's an interesting feeling ....when you're mere presence fixes things ...
awelxtr2134yIt's called the technical support presence effect. I definitely have it.
I like to think that when people try to reproduce a problem with you they do pay attention this time and everything goes as it should be.
Zero60334614yI have the best of luck on software. Sometimes I don't know how to even set up a server and using Google and coffee I do it and my boss is like hey you're awesome. Made a voice assistant this way. Didn't knew shit but with a week of intense research I cracked it but in hardware I'm the most stupid and clumsy man in history. I was fixing my ex girlfriend computer and fried the motherboard of one of her computers and the other the display is black.
LMCodes1934yI used to do tech support for an elderly gentleman, nice guy, but I swear he'd call with a problem, I'd walk in, sit down, and it would just not be there anymore (the problem that is)
Xaque144yI experince the same, i come and click on the same as they did i then it works.
But my car lights dies every 3 month :(
I fried a macintosh motherboard playing warcraft 3!!!!
Think like a developer.. not a user..
Coworker: Dude there's a bug on the webpage the module isn't working
Me: (approaches computer) Ok let me see (module starts working page is fine}
Has happened to me more than once, still can't place why