First steps in the Hi-Tech sales world

January 13, 2008

Someone elses stuff.

Filed under: funny, humor, Personal, Startup, travel, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — . @ 11:25 am

so, I have a laptop from work. We have a real love-hate relationship. On the one side, it’s a computer for free. It allows me now to sit in a lobby, drinking a drink and writing my stuff. All good. However, it’s also a part of work that is always there. While typing these words, my bottom right corner is reminding me of new emails from co-workers that need attention. It is work going with you wherever you go.

But my big dilemma is how to treat this little black box. If I had a laptop that belonged to me, I’m not sure I’d be able to consider taking it with me abroad, and I’d be very careful about leaving it in the room when I leave.
It is mine, but it’s not. On the one hand, you want to treat something that is not really yours better than you would your own suff, as it belongs to someone else. And you need to respect that. On the other hand, it’s company property, and just a tool, and it’s insured. And hell, it’s not like it’s mine…

So. Walking around town all day, do I have to carry this heavy load or can i just leave it in the room and to hell with it? Only problem is that without it, the meeting tomorrow will be a problem.
Ah, what dilemmas we have.

here is another man’s dilemma:

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December 11, 2007

New computer?

Filed under: gadgets, Personal, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — . @ 9:48 am

I currently own a small computer farm. There is a computer at work. There is the desktop with a ”20 screen I bought when I started University. It still works OK. I have an old laptop. Old. Heats up like a bastard and the screen works on every 3rd try.
So theoretically I work on 3 computers. However. The Desktop overheats, and is really slow. The Laptop barely works. The screen is big, heavy, takes the whole table, and heats the room.
So. To buy or not to buy?
If I want to buy, do I go for an expensive, super system, or the cheapest thing money can buy. Does more room on the desk justify a flat screen when the old one still works?
Do I go nuts and buy a small expensive apple laptop, just cos I want to? 🙂 I will be 31 in a couple of months…
This dilemma has left me wondering, and buying nothing for over 5 months. Indecision as the number 1 savings program…

A few reasons to go for it…

Or to see them all:

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December 10, 2007

What is a man?

Filed under: fantasy, Personal, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — . @ 9:53 am

Please forgive the melodramatic title.
I had the strangest dream last night. I was trying to sum up what I am, according to my computer.
At first, I feared that I sum up to a word document. Them I remembered that I am much much more. There are also the albums that I listen to, the image files that I have downloaded. What funny pictures I have saved…

The contents of your personal computer are indeed personal. What you write is just a fraction of who you are, and how embedded you are into that machine. The clutter on your desktop. The methodology that you keep your files.
What hot chicks are hiding, either in that secret folder you have probably named “Old paperwork”, or a folder called “HotBabes” on the desktop – again showing a bit about who you are.

As opposed to my (very scary dream) the computer still is not who we are. But that feeling of loss when it dies, definitely means a lot. The reason, I believe, is that more and more so, for people that spend 12 hours a day with it, the computer is an extension of ourselves, and we are as embedded in it, as it is in us.

Of course, some days, computers just make us feel like this:

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April 4, 2007

Happy Holidays

Filed under: funny, humor, Personal, Startup, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — . @ 8:10 am

Well, hello again.
(By the way, if you wondered, new posts will be done about once a week, hopefully every Sunday)

The holiday season, what a joy.
Our kind marks it with a day and a half of vacation, unless there is something important (always) as the week or two would just melt our brains from disuse, as we are told, or perhaps just remind us that there is a life, a whole world outside our cubicles. Most dangerous indeed.
In my precious company the holiday is also celebrated by giving out tokens of appreciation and holiday spirit. Large sums of money you say? No, much much better. Personally selected presents. A money bonus is just so impersonal.
For instance 2 years ago, we got scented soap, a candle, and a lamp that connects to your USB slot on your computer and makes it feel all home like. Last year, they went even further. We got a towel, olive oil, and a cup warmer that once again, gets stuck in your USB port on your computer. (USB, if you don’t know, is this small crack at the back of your computer, where some hi-tech men like to stick stuff in, for their pleasure.)
Oh I love this holiday spirit, and the constant discovery of generosity, and the versatile abilities of the Hi-Tech employees USB port to have stuff shoved into it.

I do wonder what they will stick into my USB this year, as a present.

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