A work upgrade. The other one I had decided that file corruption was the easiest and lest painful way of departing my desk with some dignity. I’d had it a few years, and to be honest I didn’t need an upgrade other than the fact that it up and died on me. It was working ok and I knew where everything was and everything was sort of in in’t place. After a fashion.
Straight up out of the box the new laptop was faulty – the screen needed a replacement. Which the HP guy came and did. But I had a few days of fuzzy-o-vision to keep me going.
But the new one suffers from being rubbish. But it’s not it’s fault. We use a “Standard build” which essentially is a shoehorn of stuff and configuration that may not be the right thing. There are many things missing, like drivers, and enablers that have to be downloaded and installed and configured.
As well as getting the non-standard part of the standard build put back. Things that I use, stuff that is appropriate for my use. And this is the challenge.
Right now today I can load tweetdeck and see messages, I can’t send a message however.
Right now today I’m having a strange “can’t empty the clipboard” thing going on when I use Excel.
Right now it takes an age for the browser to load.
I have a feeling they are all related in some way, I just can’t figure out why, and I shouldn’t really be expected to, if I’m being honest. But the fact is that it is annoying and is taking up more cycles of my time than it should. It’s been 7 working days, and I’m getting to the end of my generosity tether.
I could complain but then the IT troll may not be as disposed to fix my problem, so I have to have it done in a way that keeps the peace, or damn it and make a noise, keep me happy and that would be the ideal outcome. I don’t see why a new, faster, better laptop should turn out to be worse, slower and an impediment. If it was mine and I was the owner and manager it wouldn’t be.