Poagao's Journal

Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Oct 30 2003

Last night I was yelling at my computer as I tried…

Last night I was yelling at my computer as I tried to update my website. Files weren’t loading, every jpg file I tried to save only gave me the bitmap option when I tried to save it from IE, and Windows took forever to just populate a list of files in My Computer. I know, I know, all of my problems can be solved simply by reconfiguring several random .dll files and running a third-level diagnostic, but that’s not the point. The point is that I shouldn’t have to do those things. All I want is a computer that works. That’s it. But for Microsoft, that’s apparently too much to ask.

And then this afternoon I find out that Microsoft fired some guy just for taking a picture of G5s in Redmond. It’s like a sign to all of the disgruntled Windows users out there: These guys are the enemy. They don’t give a rat’s ass about making a decent computer interface. Thanks for the tip, Microsoft. You’ve made me realize the futility of using Windows or anything else coming out of Redmond. Thanks to your actions I think I can confidently say that I will never spend another dime of my money on one of your products. All of my computer-related expenditures from now on will be spent on Apple products.

As far as the whole blogging-about-work thing goes, I don’t talk much about my present job because there’s not much to talk about. I razed my last employer quite a bit because frankly they deserved it, but they never gave me any trouble about my website. My present job, however, is a different story; I like it a lot there and have literally nothing to complain about (just yet). If that changes, of course I’ll let you know, but for now, I’m perfectly happy there. Even if I have to use a PC.

posted by Poagao at 7:06 am  

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