I Have the Technology!
Here it is, boys and girls, my very first blog post from my brand new computer! And a very spiffy-looking machine it is, too, all black and silver like 4th-season Avon.[*] It doesn't actually need a name, not being networked to anything, but I've given it one, anyway. In honor of Farscape (which really needs some honoring right about now), and because it's a Gateway[**], I've named it Wormhole. I've still got a bunch of software I need to reinstall, and a big old butt-load of files I have to copy over from my old machine, but otherwise, ol' Wormy seems to be up and running just fine. And, man, I can already appreciate the difference between this and the old machine, even though I've hardly done anything with it already. Even just having the bigger monitor is a major improvement!
Oh, and in other news, I've found out that my supervisor has, indeed, approved the proposed schedule change, which also makes me very happy. And it means that I don't have to be back in to work until Sunday night (instead of having to go in on Saturday night), so it even has an immediate payoff.
All in all, I'm feeling about six thousand percent happier today than I was yesterday...
Come on, Wormy! Let's install some games!
[*] Gratuitous Blake's 7 reference.
[**] Wormhole, gateway... Well, it made sense to me, anyway.