I admit, I'm geeky, and I love technology, and people often comment on my supposed ability to magically solve their computer problems.
It actually happened in a meeting last week--tech problems for the presenter, and I knew what the issue was. So I "wave my hand over the spot" and it magically works, and everyone applauds. A friend said afterward he thinks I'm a cyborg.
I really do like to help people out with their tech woes, but one of my shortcomings when I used to serve as a Technology Coordinator was that I was too quick to just do things for people. It would have been better if I would have taken the time to teach them how to solve problems themselves.
My secret is, I'm not afraid to just try stuff. And then, when I find a solution, I try to remember it.
Not sure what I mean? Here's a great flowchart that might help explain my approach...
|Image from xkcd [CC BY-NC 2.5]|
And now you can fix your own computer problems too! Don't be afraid to try it at least... :-)