30 posts in 30 days #7: Workarounds

workaroundToday’s xkcd cartoon inspired this post. (Shown right.)

The most recent and annoying workaround I’ve used was the need to install a virtual machine running Windows XP on my wife’s Windows 7 x64 desktop just to run OCLC’s Connexion Client. Finally, last week, I was able to install OCLC’s v2.2 update which included support for x64 systems. 

So I’m going to ask, what’s the most obnoxious workaround you’ve used to solve a problem, computer-related or not?

P.S. Using Firefox and Word 2007 I couldn’t actually get the instructions in the cartoon to work. You know I had to give it a try.

July 7th, 2010 by