Alas, Shortcuts

In keeping with the silliness theme, I offer you a library story.

In MPOW, we are not administrators of our own computing environments. This makes for much teeth gnashing and the occasional pleading for programs. Sometimes the requests are easily filled and sometimes it seems like your arm must be given to get something on your computer. IM for example is forbidden, but those of us who do want to use IM use Meebo, GTalk, or other internet clients to get around this problem.

After having a couple things added to my computer, I tried to clean up my desktop of unused icons. Alas, because I am not the administrator (and those files were saved on the admin profile) I can not remove some shortcuts from my desktop.

This also means I am stuck with shortcuts that get loaded on everyone’s machine whether I use them or not. I did point out my dilemma to our head of Systems (whom I really like, but with whom I do not always agree). I am unsure that he saw the ridiculous humor in it I spotted.

So I can answer reference questions, teach information literacy, and have training sessions on technology, but am not to be trusted to delete my own shortcuts.

–Jane, *sigh*

2 thoughts on “Alas, Shortcuts

  • July 26, 2006 at 1:32 pm

    I am not sure, but I think I would kill someone.

    Seriously. I am nearly certain that I could not work in that environment.

    My mind, it boggles.

  • July 26, 2006 at 1:42 pm

    I knew you would be one of the people that would really appreciate the retelling of this story.

    I have to laugh about it because otherwise I might cry and then jump of the balcony in the staff lounge.

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