Continuing Windows may cause your system to become unstable

I got the following error message the other day:

Continuing to use Windows may cause your system to become unstable.

Either someone at Microsoft has an evil sense of humor, or they really need to proofread their error messages.

At any rate, I read it and thought, "No duh." Windows never installed on that machine by the way. A good Linux candidate.

I never made it to the basement with the ghost last night. I ended up getting tied up in Mac land. It was a seemingly simple task... Made difficult by having to chase people off the computers I was working on.

Today I am internet cop-I mean reference librarian today from 2-5. I like reference, when I'm doing reference work. I don't like being internet cop. I don't like telling people to be courteous when they should know. Yesterday one of the librarians said, "Ah, it's two o'clock, they descend on reference like flies to bad meat."

Believe me, they're not all looking for reference books.

Today I am ordering OS X Panther, before the budget is frozen for the rest of the year. That scares me. I am going to run up with my wish list real quick like. I am only ordering two copies, to see how well it networks and works in the adult section.

Okay, one of the custodians is really ticking me off. Sometimes he has good suggestions, and sometimes he should really just let me do my job. I understand he wanted to get out of there last night, but when I didn't make the "We're closing" announcement at 8:45 (I made it at 8:48, he told the circ staff loudly) I got a little ripped. I wanted to get out of there too, but I sort of had an administrative task on my desk that needed just three minutes of my undivided attention.

He also questions whenever someone is at the print station. Some poor guy had twelve documents to print, so he took a seat to print them. No problem. And the custodian in question comes over and starts saying, "Is he supposed to be there? That's not a terminal." Um, yeah, I know. There is nothing anyone can get to that they shouldn't on that computer. He's got to relax. Pick his battles. You can usually tell who the trouble makers are (they come in groups of two or more.)

In his favor, he is good about moving people along. I just wish he didn't come tell me about it every time he does.

Someday I want to say to someone: Respect my authority control! Just to say I did.

Comments

to avoid suffocation ...

Ha! Your Windows warning reminds me of one of my all-time favorites -- the warning on the plastic bags: "To avoid suffocation, keep away from small children."

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