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not even a force quit will save me now

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Because I’m a Very Important Person, I now have a Very Minor Admistrative Role where I work.

It sucks. You can tell it does because I have to work with spreadsheets.

The only thing that makes working with spreadsheets a tiny bit better is being able to work with them using OpenOffice, because it serves a miniscule slice of anarchotechnist utopianism into the tedious number crunching.

But…. I just worked on a sheet for an hour and a half only to have the fucking thing lock up, and lock up like nothing ever ever does on my Mac. Lock up such that I can’t even force quit it, such that it bungs up other running programs, such that I have to restart the computer. So using open source software, in this case, feels just like it used to feel to work on a Windows machine. So I redid the damn thing in MS Excel, another hour and a half.

Please source us open source stuff that works, please! We want to use it and feel pure and happy, fair tradey and politically potent as we tap away at rosters and registers!

Written by adswithoutproducts

January 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Posted in open

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  1. I’m afraid OO’s future is not looking so bright. Sun moved a lot of the major contributors to other projects and they are not the most open, so to speak, about outsider contributions. CNet had an article about this awhile back:


    January 10, 2009 at 6:50 am

  2. Is it more anarcho whatever to use open office or to pirate MS stuff?


    January 16, 2009 at 2:06 am

  3. The more who download OO for free–and presumably contribute, if they’re able–the better the program becomes. The more who pirate Word, the less who might presumably break down and buy it, the less revenue MS makes, the worse the program becomes. See where this is going?


    January 16, 2009 at 2:34 am

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