Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?



  • It’s just you



  • It's meeting the needs of the business, solving problems and streamlining I find interesting. That's never going to change.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    I never found computers interesting. I mean, they are fun and all. But it's solving business challenges using computers that I always liked. It's the business problems and solutions, not the tech, that I always found entertaining.

    I feel the same, computers meh, finding a solution to a problem is way more fun and entertaining.



  • Computer hardware was never super interesting to me. It was something I had to learn and that was about it. I built a couple desktops earlier on in my career, but have no motivation to do so anymore. Granted I was never a gamer or that much into hardware so I dont mind buying a pre configured HP or Dell system. Especially considering business systems match my needs pretty well for the type of "fun" I do.



  • I will also say that I am more happy using a stable linux distro vs trying every stupid variation of linux under the sun. It is a huge waste of time. Just give me something that works well and is supported. So I can actually USE my system and not tinker.



  • I'm with you @notverypunny. I was just thinking about this yesterday. I remember getting excited for Whistler or Aero Peek, but these days I don't really pay much attention to what is going on in the new versions of Windows. Not sure if it is the tech or it is me/my situation.



  • @Kelly said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    I'm with you @notverypunny. I was just thinking about this yesterday. I remember getting excited for Whistler or Aero Peek, but these days I don't really pay much attention to what is going on in the new versions of Windows. Not sure if it is the tech or it is me/my situation.

    I think we're in the "stuck" era where our major leaps and bounds are switching from the new flashy stuff (better/more realistic graphics for games) to more behind the scenes things (more CPU cores) that your average user might not care about.



  • @IRJ said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    I will also say that I am more happy using a stable linux distro vs trying every stupid variation of linux under the sun. It is a huge waste of time. Just give me something that works and works well and is supported. So I can actually USE my system and not tinker.

    I agree. I hate tinkering. I'm here to use these tools to get work done. Not here to fiddle with the tools.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    @IRJ said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    I will also say that I am more happy using a stable linux distro vs trying every stupid variation of linux under the sun. It is a huge waste of time. Just give me something that works and works well and is supported. So I can actually USE my system and not tinker.

    I agree. I hate tinkering. I'm here to use these tools to get work done. Not here to fiddle with the tools.

    By and large, I agree, but sometimes, folks have an idea to make the tool better. Can't improve things without tinkering. That said, I find myself falling less and less into the "I want to tinker" category.



  • @dafyre said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    @IRJ said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    I will also say that I am more happy using a stable linux distro vs trying every stupid variation of linux under the sun. It is a huge waste of time. Just give me something that works and works well and is supported. So I can actually USE my system and not tinker.

    I agree. I hate tinkering. I'm here to use these tools to get work done. Not here to fiddle with the tools.

    By and large, I agree, but sometimes, folks have an idea to make the tool better. Can't improve things without tinkering. That said, I find myself falling less and less into the "I want to tinker" category.

    There is a difference between making a needed improvement and finding the tinkering itself fun.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    @IRJ said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    I will also say that I am more happy using a stable linux distro vs trying every stupid variation of linux under the sun. It is a huge waste of time. Just give me something that works and works well and is supported. So I can actually USE my system and not tinker.

    I agree. I hate tinkering. I'm here to use these tools to get work done. Not here to fiddle with the tools.

    ^This... All of this.



  • @notverypunny said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    So, all kidding aside (about me becoming the boring thing) is there something that I'm overlooking or missing out on or have computers and OSs in general gotten really boring over the last few years? I used to recall getting interested in new features, a new distribution or a DE's latest release not so many years ago. Now it seems that things are more or less the same across the board... a boring game of IT theme and variation. Anyone else seeing the same thing(s) out there?

    It's your age (as in experience). And the fact that the technology is becoming relatively mature.
    It's natural to not feel enthusiasm when you see something similar for the 15th or 30th time.

    If some completely new mind-boggling technology showed up, you'd probably feel like a kid again!



  • @Pete-S said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    @notverypunny said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    So, all kidding aside (about me becoming the boring thing) is there something that I'm overlooking or missing out on or have computers and OSs in general gotten really boring over the last few years? I used to recall getting interested in new features, a new distribution or a DE's latest release not so many years ago. Now it seems that things are more or less the same across the board... a boring game of IT theme and variation. Anyone else seeing the same thing(s) out there?

    It's your age (as in experience). And the fact that the technology is becoming relatively mature.
    It's natural to not feel enthusiasm when you see something similar for the 15th or 30th time.

    If some completely new mind-boggling technology showed up, you'd probably feel like a kid again!

    He should go play in the clouds πŸ˜‰



  • @IRJ said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    @Pete-S said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    @notverypunny said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    So, all kidding aside (about me becoming the boring thing) is there something that I'm overlooking or missing out on or have computers and OSs in general gotten really boring over the last few years? I used to recall getting interested in new features, a new distribution or a DE's latest release not so many years ago. Now it seems that things are more or less the same across the board... a boring game of IT theme and variation. Anyone else seeing the same thing(s) out there?

    It's your age (as in experience). And the fact that the technology is becoming relatively mature.
    It's natural to not feel enthusiasm when you see something similar for the 15th or 30th time.

    If some completely new mind-boggling technology showed up, you'd probably feel like a kid again!

    He should go play in the clouds πŸ˜‰

    Ouff, cloud..... being forced to play there but not exactly enthusiastic about the whole idea.... damn I'm starting to sound (and feel) like an old curmudgeon πŸ˜›



  • @notverypunny said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    @IRJ said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    @Pete-S said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    @notverypunny said in Have computers gotten boring, or is it just me?:

    So, all kidding aside (about me becoming the boring thing) is there something that I'm overlooking or missing out on or have computers and OSs in general gotten really boring over the last few years? I used to recall getting interested in new features, a new distribution or a DE's latest release not so many years ago. Now it seems that things are more or less the same across the board... a boring game of IT theme and variation. Anyone else seeing the same thing(s) out there?

    It's your age (as in experience). And the fact that the technology is becoming relatively mature.
    It's natural to not feel enthusiasm when you see something similar for the 15th or 30th time.

    If some completely new mind-boggling technology showed up, you'd probably feel like a kid again!

    He should go play in the clouds πŸ˜‰

    Ouff, cloud..... being forced to play there but not exactly enthusiastic about the whole idea.... damn I'm starting to sound (and feel) like an old curmudgeon πŸ˜›

    • Cloud DevOps is pretty damn cool. You can spin up complex and secure environments in automated fashion that IT people only dreamed about 15 years ago.

    • Cloud Infrastructure and Autoscaling is definitely interesting as well. You think differently about deploying servers and can easily restore things in a disaster.

    • Cloud DR is awesome.You could potentially have your entire infrastructure in warm storage that you can deploy very quickly, and only pay storage costs.

    • Cloud Security is all whitelist only and is very granular. Cloud is much more secure than on-prem in most cases


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