Thursday, November 15, 2007

All that Work Just To Do Work?

My work computer died this week; I spent all of Tuesday and most of Wednesday reinstalling applications and configuring settings. Here is a partial list of all the crap I had to go through:

Configuration options:

  • Set mouse speed
  • Set keyboard repeat delay and repeat speed
  • Set default browser
  • Set up quick launch and add folders/files/app links
  • Install printers
  • Set homepages
  • Set default applications

Developer applications:

  • Visual Studio 6
  • Visual Studio 2003
  • Visual Studio 2005
  • SQL Server 2000
  • SQL Server 2005
  • C1 Flexgrid
  • HTML Helpworkshop

Non-developer applications:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • VLC
  • Notepad2
  • Launchy
  • TweakUI
  • 7-Zip
  • Putty
  • Foxit Reader
  • Flickr Uploader
  • Roboform
  • Pidgin
  • Songbird
  • PSTools
  • Filezilla
  • Roboform

Not to mention all the Firefox extensions:

  • Adblock Plus
  • Roboform
  • All-in-One Gestures
  • Better GMail
  • Download Statusbar
  • Firebug
  • Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer
  • Greasemonkey
  • PDF Download
  • SafeCache
  • SafeHistory
  • StumbleUpon
  • Web Developer

And all the Greasemonkey scripts!

  • Hoodwink'd
  • Greased Lightbox
  • Plus tons that I'm forgetting

I'm not even convinced I've got it all. What the crap, man?!

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