My work computer, which I have nicknamed Edward because it is ancient and annoying and yet will not go away, has finally given up and crashed irreparably. I am getting a new system, and as a token of respect for the fact that I nursed this undead system along for over 5 and a half years, they aren't even going to charge it against my department's hardware budget. Woot.
Of course, this means that I'm currently sitting in my office trying to figure out how to get work done on a borrowed laptop which doesn't have most of the software I use on a daily basis installed on it.
If only someone would invent a technology that would allow users' applications and data to be hosted in the cloud, independent of hardware, accessible from any networked device. Surely, a company that could enable such flexibility and productivity would be very rich and successful.
Well, rich and successful enough to get me a new computer, anyway.