What is your technical Achilles Heel?

If my life depended on getting at least one “frag” in a game of multiplayer Halo, I couldn’t do it. No matter how much I try, I can’t figure out the dang Xbox controller. The analog stick sits up too high for my short thumbs and the entire controller feels too big. It takes too much of my focus just to keep the thing in my hand that I can’t focus on the game. Even when I accidentally toss a grenade it’s usually against a wall that comes ricocheting back to to kill me. I’m really that bad. xbox_controller_angle.preview

My lack of Halo (or any other FPS on any console) skills is my technical Achilles heel. Maybe it would help if I actually owned an Xbox so I could practice but I doubt it. I’ve played with friends and we have many Xboxes work and I’m still no better than I was when the first Halo arrived.

I work with about three dozen younger guys, many of which have far too much time to play games like Halo. Sometimes they will invite me to play a game with them. Occasionally I’ll sense they are trying to let me win but I’m so unskilled that I lose even then.

What is your technical Achilles Heel?

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2 thoughts on “What is your technical Achilles Heel?

  1. I cannot for the life of me use company-wide phone systems. I constantly hang up on people when trying to forward them, or vice versa. It’s awful, especially because I wrote the help documentation for all the computers/computer systems in the building, but I can’t answer a damned phone. (Disclaimer: Cell phones are no problem. My Crackberry and I arelikethis. It’s just ‘real’ phone systems.)


  2. I have a fancy VOIP phone at work and I have no idea how to use it. About the only thing I can do is answer it, but I have no idea to retrieve voicemail, or see who called or even redial a number. I’ve had the phone for nearly 4 months now and I’ve made less than 6 calls during the time.


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