At work this week, my computer died. It didn't just crash and have to be restarted (although it did that a few times before it died, too). It out-and-out died, never to be revived. So, while I was first waiting for the verdict on my old computer, and then while I knew it was dead but didn't have a new computer yet, I had to relocate, which was mildly annoying and inconvenient, but at least for 3 days I got an office, because the nearest available computer to use was that of a more senior member of staff who went away on business this week. Still, it was annoying that whenever I heard my phone ring, or thought I heard it ring, I had to jump up and run to try to catch the call before it got shunted off to voicemail. And it felt weird to be sitting in an office after so many months in a cubicle (not that I was complaining).
Then, this morning, I came into work and voila! I had a brand-spanking-new little tiny CPU plugged in under my desk! I think my new computer is even more updated than my boss's--shhh, don't tell! ;-) It works much faster, although it took a long time for my account to load, but maybe that's just because it was the first time anyone used it. It has newer technology, more updated programs, the works...which brings me to the topic of the title of this post. You see, on my old computer, I had IE6--we're not allowed to download stuff at work, so I can't get Firefox. It was okay, but there was some stuff I couldn't see on it (like the cute slideshow of Elianna on Ezzie's blog). Today, however, one of my first discoveries about my new computer (aside from the fact that I'm missing a couple of vital programs for work) is that it comes equipped with IE7, which, as I mentioned, is totally Firefox wannabe--tabs, Google toolbar, etc. And now I can see the slideshow. :)