Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Datapower in the year zero

I finally got a new computer at work. This is a good thing, since I use my computer pretty much all day at work, and my old one was so underpowered and antiquated that it would gurgle pathetically if you asked it to run more than one program at a time, and if by some chance you required it to, say, print one document and save another at more or less the same time, it would issue great billows of smoke, and then angels would descend from above and drape it in black and the curtains at the great temple would be rent in two.

The fancy new one is running Windows 2000, which means that I should get a machine running XP sometime around 2010. It's so exciting to have a brand new machine to play with, if you define "play" as "reinstall all of your database and FMEA management software, clean up all the useless icons, and put on a new wallpaper, because it's not like you can actually do anything with it." One of the engineers expressed, for reasons unknown to me, a voracious curiosity about what kind of video card the new machine has, and once he found out, he kept saying "It's a GAME card! That's a GAME card!" Okay...what do you want me to do about it? I didn't ask for the card; I just wanted a computer that can process data faster than my fingers. It's not like I'm gonna sit here playing Doom all day.

Anyway, now that Apple has flushed the toilet on their entire market share by inexplicably deciding to use Intel chips, I guess I better resign myself to learning the ins and outs of the Windows OS. It's a long, boring day ahead of me today.
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