not the most inspiring way to spend an evening

although it was not quite so obnoxious as Mark’s experience last summer, spending the evening wiping and reinstalling a friend’s operating system wasn’t (isn’t, as I’m not done yet) the most fun thing.

I learned a few things, tho, and I was very happy to have more computers around connected to the Internet. (I rediscovered Mark’s entry whilst googling on “reinstall windows xp”, btw.)

in any case, now I have a plan for all the little fussy things that ought to be done with all the computers under our care at the moment.