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Seig heil!

From Information Technology, in my e-mail:

As you were informed earlier this week, you are scheduled to have your computer upgraded to the XP operating system this weekend. Your computer will be picked up from your workstation at 2pm on Friday and you will attend the XP Training Class at that time. The training class will also include new policies being enforced by Reed Elsevier. The class will begin at 2pm in the HR Training Room. Your computer will not be at your desk after finishing the class, so do not plan to use your computer again until Monday morning.

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the_october
Nov. 20th, 2003 09:43 pm (UTC)
Bloody Phoo!
spottylogic
Nov. 20th, 2003 09:58 pm (UTC)
I will sit in the back of the classroom and write free verse. I want to see IT storming my cubicle with riding crops. Ooh, or horse whips.

I don't really understand it, but I've always associated the information technology department here with B&D.
squeakymaus
Nov. 21st, 2003 03:04 am (UTC)
IT
Sorry. My fault, most likely, since I have been known to carry riding crops and use them as a threat to enforce acceptable use policy
spottylogic
Nov. 21st, 2003 02:05 pm (UTC)
Kinky :) I can always count on you to make my weirder fantasies come true.
squeakymaus
Nov. 21st, 2003 02:14 pm (UTC)
Glad to be of service, Spotty. Now, would you be so kind as to tell us about the increased bandwidth utilization associated with your network ports, starting five minutes after end-of-shift last Thursday? And we have packet samples, so save us both some time by not making up creative fiction.

Oh, and we would like to talk to you about repeated http requests to a host with the address 209.123.16.12. Reverse DNS reveals this as www.dolphinsex.com.
spottylogic
Nov. 21st, 2003 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yes! Make me feel technologically illiterate!

I can never tell if I've been insulted by IT or not. I guess that's part of the game.
baktre
Nov. 20th, 2003 09:57 pm (UTC)
"A desk without a computer? That's like...like a day without oxygen!"

Oh, hell, I don't know the quote well enough to mangle it.

Here's hoping there's nothing draconian in the works.
spottylogic
Nov. 20th, 2003 10:00 pm (UTC)
Well, I won't be able to change my own damn wallpaper for a start. Or use RealPlayer, which means, unless I bribe the right people, no BBC, which will really hack me off. I'm going to be submitting a help request every three days.

Grr.
fletcher
Nov. 20th, 2003 11:04 pm (UTC)
The subtext of this note is, of course:

DELETE ALL THE PORN ON YOUR HARD DRIVE NOW!!!!


spottylogic
Nov. 20th, 2003 11:57 pm (UTC)
Well, yes, that would almost be a given....
strigine
Nov. 21st, 2003 03:42 am (UTC)
Oh, man, you should have seen the panic I was in to move all my mp3s when they finally told me I was being "upgraded" to XP. ;P
spottylogic
Nov. 21st, 2003 02:06 pm (UTC)
Burning to CD now, along with my image archives. I'm going to be hacked off if I lose my piecemeal graphic setup, but I should be getting Photoshop 7 and Dreamweaver 4+ out of the deal :)
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