I ran into an issue today when helping a student log on to the printer.
The student’s name is Chris Seigneur Moses and his e-mail is as follows: chrisseigneur.moses12.
Apparently, the printer doesn’t like that many characters in an e-mail so it says, and I’m paraphrasing here, “NO! Get out of here with your 21 character e-mail address.” “I’m a printer.” “I do what I want.” “&$*%&@#(@*&$” – it’s at this point, after I’ve tried logging in 3 times that it starts getting nasty with me. For the sake of the student’s poor innocent ears, I shut it down hoping a re-start will give the attitude a re-start.
I say that I’m going to call IS and tell on it.
It feels threatened but doesn’t back down.
Fortunately, John Mabbott is working. He explains to me that the printer is in fact moody and just really doesn’t like long e-mail addresses. He suggests I try again using the same e-mail just dropping the 2 from 12.
The printer would go on to apologize later, but I still suspect it’s waiting to get me again. To that I say, try me printer, try me.