A little fun for Finals Week

I spent two days sitting at my dining room table, transfering files and programs from my old laptop to my new one. At some point I made a list of all the programs that had to be installed and configured on the new machine. Rather than just publish a boring list, and inspired by TechSmith’s song “My Favorite Jings” I also thought I would do a musical tribute … to the laborious process of transferring your digital life to a new computer.

To the tune of “We didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel:

TechSmith Camtasia, Wolfram Mathematica
Design Science MathType, Wacom JustWrite.

I got the laptop loaded
Software installation, and
configuration.
I got the laptop loaded
It was time consuming
And my hard drive’s burning

Java, Flash Player, Shockwave, LiveMath
Explorer 7, Firefox, Microsoft Office

Windows Journal, OneNote, WinZip, Open Mind,
TEC, Core FTP, and TI Smartview

I got the laptop loaded
Software installation, and
configuration.
I got the laptop loaded
It was time consuming
My poor fingers burning

Virtual Magnifier, SnagIt, PowerSlides,
Google Earth, Desktop, and Gmail Notifier.

Adobe Flash CS3, Illustrator, Elements,
Acrobat Standard, and all my files.

I got the laptop loaded
Software installation, and
configuration.
I got the laptop loaded
The list is never ending
Installs go on and on and on…


If I was really good, I’d make a video and sing the lyrics. But I am, after all, only one person… and tonight, that seems a bit like overkill. If you feel you must now see a video of the original song, go here.

Also, my new laptop has a webcam … which might be fun!

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  1. Mighty Meg says:

    Brilliant!!!

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