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Monday, August 27, 2007

Death by Forms

Dear Diary,

I.T. has struck again.  And now it's just getting stupid.  I.T. is so lucky that I have no idea where they are.  I fear for their safety the day I come back from lunch with a Peet's in hand.

I'm a PowerPoint guy.  I like to make slides using pictures and/or images to help visualize the message I'm presenting.  One of the tools I use to help me do that is Paint.  That's right Diary.  The very simple Paint program (found in Start --> Programs --> Accessories).  Now explain to me why would any company disable this program?  It barely does anything.  I've grown to like it though and if I want to use I think I should be able to.

I called the "Service Desk" -- that's [...BEEP's...] name for Help Desk -- and I got just the opposite.  No service.  They said, "Paint is not an official company program and does not add value." Service Desk added, "Additionally, we minimize the use of certain programs for security reasons."

virusFor security reasons?  What can Paint do besides take up hard disk space?  Are they worried that I am going to draw a picture of a virus and upload it to the network?  That's ri-don-cu-lous.

I did not want to have to go there, but I dropped a few names and how these graphs/images would be edited in Paint for use in PowerPoint slides for Senior Management.

Service Desk: Wow, that does sound important.  Maybe you should have access to the program.
Mattrix: Exactly.  I'm glad you understand now.
Service Desk: I do.  We'll get that installed for you right away...

Victory!  Eat that Service Desk.

[I almost hung up the phone when...]

Service Desk: Right after you fill out some forms and get your manager's signature.
Mattrix: Ughh... [Drops to one knee]... death by forms.

Curse you Service Desk!!!  I'll get you and your World of Warcraft too!


Aaron & Sara Warren said...

I think you and I both know what you needed to have true victory, Mattrix! Perhaps a little AA to the rescue! She knows how to bring the "Service Desk" to their knees.

Anonymous said...

On a side note, my new neighbor works on World of Warcraft. I'm pretty sure he works around the corner from you. I'm glad I got that out.....

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I forgot to sign the above....