Thursday, September 07, 2006

A little frustration

I think it would be safe to say that I love this Church. I have been here less than a week, so maybe that's a bit premature, but everything about this place has been great. We had a retreat this past week with the creative arts department and it was awesome. I got to know my team so much better and we laughed a ton. I'm back at the office now, getting the feel for things and as I'm meeting people, doing more of my job and getting ready to lead my first band rehearsal tonight, I am loving this place. Except for one thing. Our office is completely Windows based. PC's on every desk and, while they are mostly new and look nice, they are not the greatest machines in the world. My computer froze three friggin' times this morning! Can you believe that? I got in at 9 and before lunch, I saw message after message from my computer saying, "I'm sorry, I suck and can't do multiple things at once" (that was a paraphrase of the windows error message). Then I went to the music sweet to work on some stuff and the thing takes like 5 minutes to open an application. I'm not talking booting up the machine here, I'm talking I double-click on iTunes (by the way, it's so hard seeing a great program like that having to submit to the will of Bill Gates on these machines) and it takes 5 minutes before it opens! At least the one on my desk is fast. I'm not trying to complain. I know that the cost of switching from PC to Mac would be incredible, not to mention the learning curve involved. As much as I love the idea, I would much rather see those thousands of dollars go to ministry, but seriously; why doesn't this thing just work.

4 comments:

RevyRev said...

at my church, DVD roms are breaking, and pastor and staff are tryin' to figure out many different computer issues...

And i'm just thinking, "get a friggin' Mac already".

I cannot say I entirely know your pain... but let me just say i share your sorrow.

Dana said...

Ha! I feel your pain brother. I find that the best way to get windows machines to run good is to have nohing loaded on them, and lots of RAM! Then they seem to be pretty stable. ;-)

DJ said...

I think this might be what Paul meant when he said "endure suffering like a good soldier of Jesus Christ." May God help you.

RevyRev said...

somehow I think Paul was talking about suffering for the gospel.

But Biblical principles are timeless... so yes, endure brother.