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Rapid Fire AIM!

A while back one of the guys I work with wrote an article about “Rapid Fire AIMing” (Also called diarrhea of the fingers. I never really thought about it…. Until yesterday.

I’m working on this project with a guy. We’re in the final stages of testing things for his thing and he was going through everything. There was an issue with the registration and he starts AIMing me.

First off, I was at HOME when this started, secondly, I was trying to cook dinner.

This guy sent me 40 messages in UNDER a minute! 40! Mostly one or two works. Now, sometimes I can be guilty of this, but at least my ideas are FULLY complete before sending a message. I’ll send a lot of messages very quickly, but they are fully completed sentences, etc.

PLEASE, finish the sentence before you press ENTER people or finish the whole thought! I don’t need to know your whole thought process and having 8 million messages to read when I get back just makes it confusing. Plus every time I ran back to the kitchen to stir something or chop something all I would hear is…

::ding::

::ding::

::ding::::ding::::ding::

::ding::

::ding::

::ding::

::ding::

::ding::::ding::::ding::

::ding::

Sooooo annoying!

I eventually just blocked him for the evening. I was so sick of it!

2 replies on “Rapid Fire AIM!”

David actually accused me of this a couple of weeks ago. His laptop has.. issues… and if he doesn’t wait to turn IMs on till after it’s finished booting up, the computer has an incredible need to lock up solid if someone sends him a message.

Logic would say then to NOT have the various IM services AutoStart on Boot. But no.. he uses what he calls “David Logic”.

Therefore, he gets online. I IM him. Bam. Windows freezes and he has to reboot. *lather, rinse, repeat*

“[I] IM too fast!” He says. I’m like.. no.. while I do type quickly.. if you didn’t have your machine set up that way, we wouldn’t have this issue. I might say like.. Hi, how are you? But I’m not sending one word answers constantly like he has a tendancy to do. So he’s taken to just leaving his laptop on 24/7. Such a lazy boy.

I’m guilty of not doing the one-to-one instant message sessions, but I at least try to send my messages conversationally… in the groups that I’d speak them in. If I would normally pause, but not a grammatical pause, it might get broken into two messages. If I wouldn’t pause, or if it’s more grammatical, I’ll not press enter or I’ll use a comma…

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