May 12, 2015
Last night I dreamed I was on Windows Update downloading the latest patches for King's magic spear.
Sometimes I wonder about myself...
UPDATE: I could use a magic spear right now. I have long since disabled "Automatic update" on all my machines, and I routinely do manual updates on Tuesdays when MS releases the new ones.
I usually start with my tablet, since if it gets bricked I won't be damaged. If it survives I do all the others. Today it was weird: I had 14 important updates and 1 optional, so I let it go.
It took something like half an hour to check for updates and then to download them. Afterwards, it stopped with a message "15 updates unnecessary" (IIRC). So I rebooted the computer and tried again, and now it's actually installing them. Sheesh.
My Windows Home Server 2003 took nearly an hour to download and install its patches. It's rebooting now.
My torrent computer took something like 45 minutes to download and install the patches.
The ones that really took the time were security patches to .NET; must have been something pretty serious, you know?
Meanwhile, tracker.bakabt.me is responding to pings, a hopeful sign.
They have backups and expect to be up and running again in a day or two.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 12, 2015 11:59 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 13, 2015 07:55 AM (+rSRq)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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