Four words: Read. The. Furshlugginer. Manual.

This company is working on a project that uses mobile devices and barcodes, but it's hit a snag, reports a programmer/analyst pilot fish on the scene.

"Two of my colleagues were trying to pair a Bluetooth barcode reader to a tablet, with no success," fish says.

"In desperation, one of them asked me if I had any ideas.

"I asked for the manual.

"I opened it.

"I found the page about Bluetooth pairing.

"I pointed the barcode reader at the page, and scanned the barcode labeled 'Pair.'

"Problem solved."

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