Has anyone noticed how infrequent my Morning Medieval Miscellanies have become? The problem is my work computer, which has been growing more and more obsolete by the day. For whatever reason, our IT won't upgrade computers; it seems to have more of a "wring all the use out of 'em, then ditch 'em" philosophy.
The problem is that my work computer can handle three windows at a time max before becoming hopelessly slow and freezing up. It's even worse if those windows have any sort of animations running on them, or if they use something like Wordpress Snapshots (which really kills my computer). Doing the Miscellany, though, requires at least three windows open at a time: Blogger, Google Reader, and whatever page I'm referencing. Since by its very nature the Miscellany often sends me to pages I've never been to before, I sometimes don't know if clicking a link is going to make me crash. That's meant I've had to do all my Miscellanies from home, when I can wrest the computer from the other three people who use it.
Today, though, begins the new fiscal year, meaning I can request a new computer at work -- and I did so at 12:20 AM. New computer ahead! New Miscellanies ahead! New a-third-thing-I-can't-think-of-but-would-be-nice-for-balance ahead!