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HP Inkjet Cartridges for Mid-Terms

Feb 21, 2011

We are getting closer and closer of the middle of the Spring semester for 2011.  We hope that so far everyone is having a happy and healthy semester and that there have been no major roadblocks along the way.  Around this time of year though, one must be thinking about the dreaded mid-term examination.

Don't get caught without it!

We have found that nowadays, many professors give their mid-terms in the form of a research paper.  Or, if not a research paper, then they allow their students to pre-write their essays for the test in order to demonstrate their abilities to do research outside of the class.

So here is the potential roadblock that we want to help you avoid:  Don’t be caught off guard without ink for your printer.  You don’t want to stay up the night before to get your paper to perfection only to discover that you’ve run out of ink.  Pick up some HP Inkjet cartridges now so that you are all set for the rest of the year.  You won’t find any prices better on the web then at TriangleCables.com

Good luck with your tests!

Even More Crazy Computer Support Stories

Jan 10, 2011

A few weeks ago we brought you some amazing, yet true, stories of people calling for technical support.  A lot of the anecdotes that we brought your way are hard to believe.  As you read through some of the tales, you know that you simply can not come up with these kinds of stories.  Due to some positive feedback, we thought we’d bring you a few more:

One customer support agent received a call about a faulty modem.  After asking the customer to relay the name of the icon they had just clicked on, the customer kept saying “Okay.”  Finally the agent firmly asked for the name of the icon she had clicked on.  The customer responded:  The mouse?

Another tech support specialist picked up the phone to hear an angry man on the other end of the line who demanded satisfaction.  After failing to actually identify his problem, he informed the specialist that he had called AOL, Tiscali, and Nildram, but they didn’t help out.  The agent realized that the customer was trying to get online.  The agent then tried to describe what the back of the modem looked like and then explain where he should plug in the Cat 5 Ethernet cable. The client replied, “I have to wire the stupid thing in?”

We sometimes wonder how these tech guys keep their sanity.

FireWire Gender Changers

Dec 30, 2010

There are many situations in which the devices you use require a FireWire to make a connection.  This is the case when it comes to many laptops, routers, battery chargers, gaming systems, and so forth.

One problem that some people run into is that they don’t have the correct end they need to actually make the connection.  It can be extremely frustrating to work very hard to set up a personal home entertainment center only to find that you can’t enjoy your equipment because you are missing one small connection.

If you find yourself in this situation, TriangleCables.com can help.  We can offer you FireWire gender changers.  These FireWire gender changes allow you to easily correct which connector end you need in order to complete your connection.  With this one small device, your entertainment system will finally be ready to go.  All you need to do is sit back and enjoy.

Make sure to visit the other TriangleCables.com sections to see the whole range of products we have available.

Ethernet Cables Save You Signal Frustration

Dec 20, 2010

While we at TriangleCables.com realize that wireless signals can be extremely helpful, there are times when they can also be very detrimental.  It always seems like the times you desperately need a wireless internet connection are also the times you can’t successfully access the web.  That is why we recommend you always have Cat 5 Ethernet cables on hand to ensure you can connect your laptop to your router.

Below are a few interesting scenarios involving some crazy things people have done in order to find a wireless signal.  Do yourself a favor and get some Cat 5 Ethernet cables now, so you don’t end up like any of these people:

-One man climbed onto the roof of his mother’s house.

-Another man climbed to the top of a mountain near a broadcast antenna and worked inside of a tent for a week.

-A young businessman held his laptop out of his 2nd floor window to access his neighbor’s wireless connection to send an important e-mail.

-Someone spent the money to drive around in an internet-ready taxi for five hours.

Find everything you need to have a reliable connection at TriangleCables.com.

December is International Calendar Awareness Month

Nov 30, 2010

We at TriangleCables.com just wanted to take some time to let you know that December is recognized as International Calendar Awareness Month.  The simple fact is that December is the final month of the year.  Once it ends, we all need new calendars!

We just wanted to remind you now so that you remember to get your 2011 calendar before the new year actually starts.  Half the fun of a calendar is to see what picture the new month will bring.  If you buy a 2011 calendar in March, then you’ve already missed two months worth of pictures!  So make sure that you get your new calendars now while there is still time.  Calendars also make excellent Christmas gifts for people at your office.

Of course if you’d like to print your own unique calendar, we also have HP Inkjet cartridges at the best prices on the web.  Visit TriangleCables.com to see the wide selection of HP Inkjet cartridges that we have to offer.

HP Inkjet Cartridges: Funny Printer Stories

Nov 24, 2010

Today, we wanted to remind you that our HP Inkjet cartridges are available for the lowest prices on the web.  Likewise, if you add two HP Inkjet cartridges to your order, you won’t have to pay for any shipping costs!  It is a great deal and a great price for a great product.  Make sure you visit TriangleCables.com so you can see all of the deals we have to offer.

Don't get caught without ink!

In addition, we’ve gotten some positive comments back on the tech horror stories posts, so we decided that whenever we get the chance, we will try to include something similar.  In order to use your HP Inkjet cartridges, you need a printer.  What follows are a few stories from tech support agents that involve printers.

~Customer:  “It won’t print anymore”

Tech Support:  “Is the printer turned on?”

Customer:  “Well, yes, but…the PC ain’t.  Never mind.  Bye.”

~Tech Support:  “Is this a local or LAN printer?”

Customer:  “It’s on my desk.”

~Customer:  “Excuse me, is this ink cartridge compatible with Windows Millennium Edition?”

~Customer:  “I am having problems printing.  Does this have anything to do with the meteor shower?”

~Customer:  “My computer keeps printing blank pages”

Tech Support:  “Tell me what you are doing to print”

Customer:  “I press this button on the printer, and the page comes out blank”

Tech Support:  “Well, Sir, this is not the way to print, but I can show you how, let’s go to your PC.”

Customer:  “The what?”

Tech Support:  “Your PC—Your computer.”

Customer:  “What’s that?”

Tech Support:  “The computer , the thing with the keyboard, the monitor, the PC.”

Customer:  “I don’t have one of those.”

Tech Support:  “Then why did you buy this printer?”

Customer:  “Well, I went to Radio Shack, pressed this button, and it would print out pretty pictures.”

End of Semester Study Tips

Nov 20, 2010

We at TriangleCables.com know that a portion of our customer base consists of college students.  Since it is getting very near the end of the semester, we wanted to take the time provide a number of study tips that college students can use as they start to prepare for their final examinations.

1)      Keep Yourself Healthy: This is an oftentimes overlooked element to preparing for a test.  Get plenty of sleep, wash your hands, take Vitamin C, and stay away from things that may make you sick. Just think of how terrible it would be if during your final you had a  sinus headache, runny nose, and all kinds of aches and pains.  As an additional benefit, if you stay healthy for your final, that means you’re also healthy for your winter break!

2)      Know Test Material: Believe it or not, most professors will provide you with this information. Make sure to ask your professor if the final exam is cumulative or if it is simply on the last subject you covered.  Is it an essay test or multiple choice?  Make sure you know, so that you can study the appropriate material.

3)      Organize Your Notes: Take a look at your notes?  Did you write down the notes quickly to try and keep pace with the lecture?  Are your notes split up between notebook pages and handouts? Take some time to reorganize and rewrite your notes in an easy to read and easy to find fashion. It will serve as a mini-review and you will be doing yourself a favor in the long run.

4)      A Dorm is Not a Study Location: Your dorm is a place for you to live.  It is where you sleep, watch TV, play video games, hang out with friends, get ready for the day, etc.  Why would you also want to study in this place?  Get out and get to a place that is quieter and more conducive to studying.  Your school’s library will have isolated stations or isolated rooms so that you can study with a group.

Hopefully with these tips you will be able to better prepare for your final examinations.  In case your final is a paper or project, don’t forget that TriangleCables.com can provide you with computer cables and HP Inkjet cartridges.

Tech Horror Stories–Other Side of the Coin

Oct 31, 2010

Last week we talked about customers who called in for help with their computers, but had a hard time with the technical support consultants.  Well, we know that sometimes things can be a two way street.  There are tons of very qualified technicians out there who have horror stories about the people who call in for help.  Here are some of their stories.

A customer called for support and explained that she was having a system error with her Macintosh Pro.  The tech requested that the customer “right-click” on the open desktop option.  The customer did this twice, but nothing happened.  The tech asked the customer to explain exactly what had happened and the customer replied that there were instructed to “write ‘click,’” so she “wrote click,” on the keyboard.

One employee called requesting support from the tech support on the network in her own building.  When she explained the problem, the tech replied that they were not seeing a system error on their screen.  The employee responded, “Wow, you can see my screen from there?”  Ah, the beauty of the Cat 5 Ethernet Cable.

One customer rang the help line because they needed help installing an internet browser to the computer.  They were sent a CD with install directives, but they complained that the CD wasn’t working.  The tech asked the customer what type of computer they were using to try to install the CD.  The customer said, “Computer?  Oh no, I haven’t got a computer.  The CD is in my CD player and all I get is weird noises.  Listen.”

Some things you just can’t make up.

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