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05 November 2009 @ 09:34 am
Stupid job stuff.  
I'm about to say good-bye to my work computer.  Oh, I'm getting a new one, and I NEED a new one.  I can't open any programs, or save any files because this one keeps giving me error messages about memory and volume and crap.  It started with my work e-mail, and migrated to everything else, so I can't even write, cause I'm afraid it won't save it. 

In the process of this, I'm going to lose a lot of things I love.  Mozilla Firefox, for example.  It's the "government policy" to use IE (BLECH!  Seriously??  No one in IT anywhere up the chain has said anything about this?)  See, this past year, they removed admin priviledges from all employees, meaning I can no longer install anything on my computer.  IT has to, and in order for them to install anything, it has to be approved and all this crap.

So, I'm losing my Firefox, and also Semagic for posting to LJ, and also Mobipocket for converting things for my Kindle.  This is a sad, sad day. :(

To top it all off, the IT woman is so terribly smart, she sent me an e-mail to tell me she has to postpone things, so instead of getting my new computer this morning, I won't get it until this afternoon.  But to find this out, I had to call her and leave a message reminding her that uh, I can't open my e-mail, which is what started this whole thing in the first place. 

In the meantime, I literally have nothing I can do until after lunch, when I get the new set up.  This is fantastic.

ETA: Thanks to soundingsea I now have portable firefox I'll be able to use - hooray!  Now if only Photoshop, Mobipocket Creator, and Semagic (or some other LJ client) also had portable versions...

ETA2: turns out, Mobipocket Creator can run all by itself from a flash drive.  HA!  You guys, words cannot express how happy all of this makes me.  I get my web browser, and I can still convert Word files for my Kindle.  Who knows?  Maybe the other software(s) I'll be missing can also be solved via some similar solution.  :D

Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
soundingseasoundingsea on November 5th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
Could Portable Firefox help?
rhienellethrhienelleth on November 5th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
OMG, it just might! Thank you so much! :) I don't know if it will work, but I'm certainly going to try it.
-peartreealley on November 5th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Someone already beat me to the portable software. :)

They just did the same to us, in addition to blocking some sites. We're not government, but as the company has grown (and my has it grown!), they have to play Internet Police a lot more because people will suck up 75% of the company's bandwidth surfing YouTube even when they've been told multiple times not to stream.
Violet: Ba'alvioletinstincts on November 6th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
*Crosses fingers for you*

The IT lady sounds like she is in her own little world and needs to come up for some RL air...LOL!