Spotlight, Dell, UPS and my first days at work· Updated: · 2 min read
Today was the third day at my [new workplace]. It was also the first time the UPS in the server rooms was supposed to work for more than a 5-minute test. It failed.1 So, this was also the first time for me without a net connection at work.
Besides that, it was a quite calm day. I tweaked the setup of my Dell Laptop ([No TabletPC], though) to make it work as I want it. More specifically, this meant
- Upgrading Office to SP-3 and adding “ReadAsPlain” to Registry so that Outlook will always display Mail as “Plain Text”
- Installing Firefox and a bunch of extensions
- Setup the Palm Environment, Conduits and more
Next steps might involve:
- Find a PC counter-part for [Quicksilver]. I really can’t live without it anymore. (Anyone tried [AppRocket] so far?) * Tweak the setup even more
Besides that, I found out that I need [Spotlight] badly! There’s tons of good and interesting documents on our corporate intranet and I definitely need something faster than [LookOut] or [Google Desktop].2 And I need SmartFolders as well!
Anyway, there’s lots of interesting projects ahead, lots of past experience I gained ex-curriculum (Anyone LDAP or Outlook WebDAV here? ;)) that proves to be very useful now. It couldn’t be better at all!
[new workplace]: /2004/10/13/rm-rf/ “rm -rf ~/"[No TabletPC]: /2004/10/28/my-mobility-needs/ “My Mobility Needs”[Quicksilver]: http://quicksilver.blacktree.com “Quicksilver”[Spotlight]: http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/spotlight.html “Spotlight”[LookOut]: http://www.lookoutsoft.com “LookOut”[Google Desktop]: http://desktop.google.com “Google Desktop”[AppRocket]: http://www.candylabs.com/approcket/ “AppRocket”[Napster Server]: http://www.inktank.com/AT/index.cfm?nav=47 “Napster Server”[server room]: http://www.inktank.com/AT/index.cfm?nav=46 “Server Room”
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