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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The New PC

Where's My 30" Monitor??

We're bureaucrats.  We fear change...

The wheels of modernization turn slowly in The Man's Realm, but turn they did, and after 5 years I've got a new PC.  This one's another HP, but running Windoze 7 and Office 2010.  IT's got an AMD A8 chip with 4 GB of RAM and a 500 GB drive.  Wasted space if you ask me...

It's not hard to puzzle things out in the new OS and apps, but the big kick in the ass is that the IT department has finally clamped down on any sort of user initiative and locked us out.

I can change my wallpaper background and swap printers, but that's about it.  There's no adding programs.  (So long, GIMP, GoogleEarth, iTunes, and assorted other apps...)

They also scoured the games off.  Not even Minesweeper, for Pete's sake.

Well, it's bound to help productivity.  Somewhere...

They're also locking out websites.  Denny the GOC's site has been declared verboten.  It's probably the weekend titties.

Hmmmph.  Can't decide if this new PC is good news, or just sucks ass.  Leaning towards the suck.