Thursday - Reprise...

Okay, the Cubs won 6 to 5, the beer's still gone.

But it's nearly Friday and so far, no callouts...

Today I got my new laptop with MS Vista on it, so my training course on Tuesday would not have been for nothing.

It's smaller than the machine it replaced, with a whole raft of cool features that our IT Security Dept has seen fit to disable, so I'll have to be creative when it comes to personalising it.

It has a little pop-out light, presumably so you can use it on aeroplanes at night, plus a DVD rewriter (disabled), Internet (restricted), games (deleted), wi-fi (nope), and so on.

It took four hours to transfer my documents from my old machine to the new one, so I didn't have time to reinstall all my old software and recover my music library, but that's what Fridays are for and I've only one meeting tomorrow.

Aside from that, the day went largely without incident, and I got to make a site visit to our other DataCentre to observe a demonstration of controlled media destruction, something I'm going to have a lot of in the next few months.

Left at 7 after giving up on MS Exchange 2007 (too much information) and headed home, expecting rain...

Week's nearly over.

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PJ said…
I bought a new MSI Wind netbook over the weekend, running XP. I'm planning to install Mac OSX on it soon, but it's a pretty complicated endeavour. Worth it to get rid of MS - it's bad enough using it at work.
Not a Mac-Man myself, sorry to say;

One of the guys in work professes to be an 'Apple-head' (his term) and drives us nuts sometimes going on about how great it is.

I've never had a problem with XP or Vista I couldn't fix with patches or manuals or a good help forum, so that'll do for me...