May 12, 2015

The things I dream

Last night I dreamed I was on Windows Update downloading the latest patches for King's magic spear.

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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.

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1 The BakaBT guys are posting on Twitter.  Their server blew up, their hosting provider replaced the failed component (they didn't specify, but presumably a disk drive) and the replacement blew up. 

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!)

2 I figured it was something like that. They stopped responding to pings a few hours after I posted this, and they've been dead ever since. (I've got PingPlotter watching them.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 13, 2015 07:55 AM (+rSRq)

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