February 13th, 2003


Cross-pasted from comments

I used to customize all the sounds Windows made, but I quit eventually. First, I discovered that hearing the drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket bellowing "WHAT is your MAJOR malfunction, NUMB NUTS?!" at you when a critical system error occurs just makes you want to throw your computer out the window - especially considering that if you hear that sound once, you're most likely going to hear it LOTS OF TIMES before you quit hearing it again - but the final straw was when one night just as I was getting out of the shower, I got an email.

To understand why this is significant, you need to understand the following:

1. I have the computer hooked into my stereo
2. my stereo is a frightening evil beast
3. at the time, I had the "email received" wav set to this particularly MANIACAL laughter from a Monty Python sketch.

So JUST as I open the bathroom door and walk out, dripping wet and stark naked, this incredibly loud maniacal giggling comes bellowing out at me from down the hall in the living room...

start ==> settings ==> control panel ==> sounds ==> sound scheme ==> Windows default ==> APPLY

And it's stayed that way ever since.
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