Clean install

I picked up my copy of Office 2010 on Friday (was still on the beta which was about to expire) and decided to do a full clean install instead of just re-installing Office. Here’s an overview of all the stuff I installed, do you think there’s a piece of software I’m absolutely missing?

Windows 7 64-bit
Office 2010 Professional
Seesmic Desktop 2
Dropbox
Windows Live beta (Messenger now incl Facebook chat, Photo Gallery, Mail and Writer)
Microsoft Security Essentials
Chrome 6 (and extensions – Awesome Screenshot, Delicious, Instapaper, Postrank and Twitter Reactions)
Paint.NET
Adobe Reader
Zune

You’ll see no iTunes on my laptop. I am using it (much against my will though) for the iPhone and iPad but have it installed on a Macbook Pro for that. Have had a Mac for the last 15 years or so but don’t use them much.

Geek pranks

In times when every single blog around the globe feels the need to think of some joke to post on April Fools Day, there was actually only one post that made me smile today. Lifehacker Gina Trapani posted a top 10 of harmless geek pranks and they look like pretty good office fun indeed.

deadscreen

Whether you install the Blue Screen Of Death screensaver on a colleague’s pc, replace the desktop with a fake version or rather customize the printer’s console message this is a post you should bookmark for whenever you’re up for some geek fun.

Read the full post at Lifehacker.