Thursday, April 24, 2008

my workstation...the porcupine

I was working on a case the other day and took a quick break and when I looked down at my workstation I thought to myself "my how my workstation looks like a porcupine". I had 5 USB dongles sticking out of the thing - one for each vendor who forces us to use dongles. In the old days of dongles we used to have the leaning tower of pisa because the parallel port dongles were so large. Is there no end to the dongle insanity? Why must each vendor require their own dongle - instead of forming a consortium, sitting down at a table and figuring out a few things. I know my life would be a little bit easier if I didn't have to keep track of all those porcupine quills.