Printing Mi$hap

Today I had to help a patron with a printing problem. He accidentally queued up a print job that cost $92, 848. This is a new record that trounces the old one. Now, I’m not sure how this happened, because the guy who did it isn’t a dumbass. He was only trying to print out several copies of a 16 page PowerPoint presentation but it went badly awry. Long story short, I put him on a different computer and it printed no problem.

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~ by Woeful on May 17, 2008.

11 Responses to “Printing Mi$hap”

  1. it did cost $92,848 or it would have cost $92,848 if you didn’t fix it?

    hopefully you meant the latter

  2. It would have cost that much if he actually decided to print it out. Being a non-dumbass he understood that and canceled the print job.

  3. It would have saved your chasing income targets for the rest of the year.

  4. No kidding.

  5. I am thinking there has to be a way to funnel this printer’s extra charges to your bank account. It is obviously possessed. A little incense and chanting and voila, retirement fund.

  6. Sounds like you’ve got a PCL driver issue, which typically happens when you’re trying to print Postscript content. Used to be IT-admin at a print shop….

  7. That’s hilarious!

  8. Curses, brinxmat! Now I know the answer I can’t in all conscience take the money and run next time it happens.

    There goes the retirement love nest in Monte Carlo.

  9. If only Max!

    It might be a driver issue, but it has only happened twice in two years that I know of… It’s just odd.

    I love that you get a kick out of my pain Xandara!

    LOL Kevin…

  10. …Postscript content isn’t that common outside print shops, every now and again you’ll get it spewing out clubs, aces, lozenges etc. Happens occasionally at our library too.

  11. … Perhaps.

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