I did a lot of scribbling yesterday.
And I mean a lot.
As a result, that part of the brain that deals with my creative streak is somewhat knackered today. And I mean really knackered, bunched, fucked. This isn’t helped by a somewhat shortened night due to an early awakening.
Now I realised after a grand afternoon nap that there was still a tiny part of my brain working – that little corner that used to deal with techy stuff. It’s full of spiders and cobwebs but it still sort of works.
I decided to check Windoze to see if it needed any updates in the virus area or whatever.
Now I do use Windoze for my magnum opus scribbling [in spite of some excellent alternative suggestions], the main reason being that I can be distraction free. Linux is perfect for normal use but there are just so many programmes there that I can easily wander off into an art programme or delve into photographs or even play a game of cards [Linux beats the crap out of Windoze when it come to card games!].
So Windoze announced that it did indeed need updates. I told it up go ahead.
In Linux, there is a little indicator which is very discreet. If it flags an update I tell it to fire away and I carry on doing whatever I’m doing. Next time I check the indicator it tells me everything is grand and dandy.
Not so in Windoze. It tells me there are updates so I tell it to fire away. It does and then tells me a restart is required. I click on Restart. Those little fucking dots start chasing themselves in circles. Windoze is updating DO NOT TURN OFF. It restarts. Back to those fucking balls twiddling around. Windoze is 0% complete DO NOT TURN OFF. Several minutes later, Windoze is 100% complete DO NOT TURN OFF.
Time enough to make Herself a mug of coffee.
Herself is now supping on her excellently made mug of coffee and Windoze looks like it’s ready.
Except that there is a little warning that Windoze needs to restart to apply updates. Fuck me with a greasy barge-pole!
It goes through the same rigmarole only this time there is an extra bit thrown in for luck –Windoze is tidying up DO NOT TURN OFF 0% complete. After several minutes this naturally becomes Windoze is tidying up DO NOT TURN OFF 100% complete which takes several more minutes.
So here is my question – What the fuck?
Why does it have to restart at all? Why can’t it do all that shit in the background like Linux does? This is a genuine question. I can see no reason other than to piss everyone off.
And an ancillary question – don’t those gobshites in Microsoft know that the counter is supposed to count, and not just jump from 0 to 100?