UpgradeJuly 30th, 2008 at 8:53
So I got into work tonight and noticed something right off. My login screen was different. Behind me, Brett called out a congratulations. The box was different, the prompt was different, and I was not happy. I tried to login but was denied. So I went to Brett and asked him what he’d done to my computer. At this he looked rather confused. I went back and rebooted the thing and sure enough, GRUB had nothing but Ubuntu. I was not happy at all, and getting vocal about it. About this time Craig poked his head around and also said, congratulations. I pointed out the splash screen and again noted that I was not happy. Arg! Slash screen, how useless is that?
About this time Tim came over to congratulate me. At this point I was finally cluing into the fact that they didn’t mean the computer. After all, Tim at least knows that I hate Ubuntu and love having root access on my Fedora box. Turns out I got a promotion at work, but seeing as how I couldn’t get to my email, I had no idea. So the sad thing is, I have increased in rank and yet, lost privileges. Apparently the Fedora box was acting up earlier today, and when my desk-mate complained to the admins, they brought in one of the test Ubuntu boxes. I not only lack root access, nothing works. Pidgin has a tendency to crash, I can’t customize my themes and desktop, and I even had trouble logging out. I had to open a terminal and run pkill to get rid of myself.
Still, I’m very happy about the promotion. It’s one step closer to doing what I really want to do, which is be an admin. And at long last I no longer need to go to an L2 to get a DNS change done.