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Chris Stephens (Vice President - Operations)

Summer, Iced Tea and...Upgrading?!?

Written on July 12, 2013 by Chris Stephens

Forgive me if this seems like a random post but it’s the last few hours of work on a Friday night during summer in Seattle, so, you know, it’s random.

My grilling hero: Ron Swanson

I am sitting here, in the Puget Systems bunker, thinking about all the stuff I have to do around the house. As my list grows I start to think about the fact we get like 15.3 sunny days in Seattle every year. They are gold. Who wants to be doing chores in the yard when you could be barbecuing in the yard?

It’s summer, the kids are out of school, people are in a good mood and the grill/pool/lake/woods is calling my name.

Then it struck me: I need to do a major overhaul of one of the computer systems in my house. Like a wipe, reinstall and maybe some hardware. So you know how the story goes: a whole day, busted. But then it hit me. I don’t need to sit and watch that progress bar all day. I just need to be around to keep hitting the Enter key.

I now have a perfect excuse to devote a day to reading, grilling and lounging: I have to work on my system.

Are you thinking about doing some work on your rig?

Now is the time.

I mean, are you really going to care if you are down a couple of days when it’s 80 degrees outside? It’s like 150F at our outpost in Ivins, UT!

So fire up that grill, pop in your boot disk and enjoy a day of “waiting around for this thing to update”.

You’re welcome.

Before you dig into your Puget System give us a holler. Your Puget rep will help you make some really great choices by navigating the incompatibilities and wading through the component hype with you.

Tags: grilling, updating

This is why we make a unattended setup disc. get a bunch of programs you use, download a streamlined windows install image and make a runonce .bat file that runs the installers silently. there you go now you can choke your heart with cholesterol all you want.

Posted on 2013-07-13 00:18:44

Well, Chris, you could wait until one of those rainy, gloomy, Seattle Saturdays and sit and watch the splash screens all day--oh, joy.
TGuy's idea is a good one, actually. I've never tried it though, because I liken all the splash screens to a grade b movie--too bad to watch, but you've just gotta'.
It's been hot here on the Sierra western front, too. Not as hot as Death Valley where the temp hit 128 degrees a couple of weeks ago! Some people actually fried eggs on the sidewalk at Furnace Creek!
Your italicized comment at the end of your post is excellent: Why wade through the hype, when you Puget folks are ready and able to help us out.

Posted on 2013-07-15 00:01:04