Today at work, my computer was swapped out. The IT lady seemed very frustrated that someone was actually sitting at a desk where she planned to swap out a computer. Silly me. I should not have believed the SIX e-mails I got that indicated all along the way in this process that has taken almost THREE weeks that the IT rep would contact me prior to the replacement to "coordinate the actual time and date."
After I politely shut my whole system down (in the middle of some rather detailed spreadsheet work) and she swapped out the hard drive ... and keyboard and mouse (score!) ... I was able to log back in to my "NEW" computer.
I should have said thank you.Loudly!
(For those preparing themselves for a hilarious tale about how my "NEW" computer isn't any better ... just stop reading now ... there is absolutely NO sarcasm in the above comments!)
Believe it or not, this is the NEW one!
I am uncertain how long I have had my "old" hard drive, but it occurred to me today that it has to be at least 6 years. I know this because I have never had my computer swapped as long as I have been a Supervisor (4 1/2 years) and I also know it was upgraded when I was still an "Onboarding Coach" (which was about 1 1/2 years prior to my promotion to Supervisor.
To be fair, I know I have had occassional memory added and the software on the system has been reinstalled/upgraded on a regular basis. But I had NO IDEA that it would make such a huge difference in the speed at which things loaded and I was able to save documents, open spreadsheets, etc.
Isn't this a SUPER fancy chart ?!
I'm sure this makes the computer geeks (I mean that with great respect!) out there laugh at my stupidity ... fine! Laugh away! While you're laughing I just sent 100 e-mails and created all kinds of useless, but very fancy looking, charts and graphs from data I just made up!
I can't believe how much it actually made my day at work so much better ... and I realized that I had not really noticed how slow my old computer was. I guess maybe it's time to consider an upgrade on the old home computer.