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A Stupid Duh moment which cost me a few $$
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:03:00 PM »
Yesterday afternoon, I wanted to fit a micro USB receiver to use with a spare wireless Logitech mouse. The desk I use for my computer stuff originally came from Innovation I think. It is basically a thing made from thick epoxy coated coated tube and its top is adjustable for angle adjustment. The far end of the desk has bent and rounded 'legs'. I have used this desk for many years without toppling the thing over until yesterday afternoon...

The desk's top has on it telephone directories, a 47cm flatscreen monitor, a flatbed scanner, my handsfree phone, a USB soundcard and a heavy glass ashtray and my brandnew largish HP all-in-one copier.

So dufus goes underneath the desk to insert the micro USB thingy into the cameras' DVR and after some contortions, I lightly touched one of the desk's legs and the whole lot toppled over :headbanger: cig ash and toppies all over the place so after crawling out from under the debris on the floor which was my computer setup, I patched-up my bloody hand and knee and...reached for a cold Windhoek and layed down for a few minutes, contemplating how much my computer gear was going to cost to replace :'(

Everything was re-installed as how they were and the only 'victim' was my almost new 47cm Samsung flat screen computer monitor which I replaced with a 19" LG this morning (at double the price I paid for the Samsung). The Samsung monitor @ 6 months old had no external damage, cracked screen or scuff marks at all but only showed a white screen when plugged in.

Lesson: Stuffit - you're too old and decrepit to crawl under desks these days.

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« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 07:06:19 PM by skollie »
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Re: A Stupid Duh moment which cost me a few $$
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 08:02:02 PM »
Shame man. Sorry.
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Re: A Stupid Duh moment which cost me a few $$
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 08:04:56 PM »
Glad you only suffered minor damage.
Do you have household 8nsurance you can claim for the screen.

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Re: A Stupid Duh moment which cost me a few $$
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 08:23:39 PM »
Commiserations!  I recently dropped a heavy cast iron skillet on the glass top of my induction cooking surface and smashed it.

No use berating oneself I guess but I also felt a right "dufus".. drink does help! :giggle:

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Re: A Stupid Duh moment which cost me a few $$
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 08:56:43 PM »
 ;D :ROFLMAO:

Schitt happens.

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Re: A Stupid Duh moment which cost me a few $$
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 09:29:51 PM »
Closed my own sliding gate on my own car..... :(

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Re: A Stupid Duh moment which cost me a few $$
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 09:45:00 PM »
We got one of these things @ my old job



So i thought it wise to fill it with some Gold Fish.
(Needless to say it cost a couple of Zar to stay out of courts  :mates: )

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Re: A Stupid Duh moment which cost me a few $$
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 10:38:43 PM »
Besides the $$, I think the damage could have been much worse. My Canon camera was also on the desk and survived unscathed. Tomorrow, I will test the soundcard but there's no mark on it. Volunteers are invited so I can let you feel what an HP Office jet 6950 feels like falling on your head and neck. Windhoek served afterwards ;D

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Re: A Stupid Duh moment which cost me a few $$
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 10:42:40 PM »
It just goes to show you're never too old to "maak droog".

I did this to my car: https://www.avforums.co.za/index.php/topic,17603.msg221617.html#msg221617
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Re: A Stupid Duh moment which cost me a few $$
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 12:15:46 AM »
"Still... could be worse" a while back we had no water for a few days, during which time I'd open the hot tap in the kitchen basin and a trickle of water would slowly fill the plugged sink. After a few said Windhoek's I went to bed oblivious.
At some point in the wee hour's our effisent municipal workers (stopped toy toying) sorted out (got payed overtime to open the valves) the problem.
Needles to say the kitchen was flooded and had to be replaced due to the WheetBix effect!


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