I don’t want my desktop all candified. I don’t want media. I don’t want games. I don’t want music. I don’t want VOIP. I don’t want chat. I don’t want digg, reddit, and slashdot.
I used to be productive. Now I have MAME to emulate all my favorite standup video games from the eighties and nineties (endless hours of fun). I now have instant messaging, every manner of music, video, and entertainment imaginable (not to mention all that P2P goodness and without the spyware). MythTV handles the PVR functions and let me tell you, it’s great.
It’s too great.
The problem is, I need to do some friggin’ work on this computer. I remember when the desktop was austere. I was forced to work, not goof off watching stupid video clips from video.google.com or www.youtube.com.
HEY YOU MEATHEADS stop messing with the desktop. It’s too good. It’s too distracting. Firefox is too good. There are too many great extensions. Mplayer is the best media player on the planet. Stop it, now!
I need to do some WORK!
Please make my desktop the non-functioning piece of utilitarian crap that it was five years ago, please please please?
I beg you.