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I got a Surface Pro 4 on eBay for about $400 last year. I enjoy the Type Cover, too. The Surface Pen has been surprisingly useful - although it's not as fluid and nice to use as the Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro, the iPad + Pencil combo would've cost 3x what I paid for the Surface, so all things considered, I can't complain.
It used to be I read a lot about people having all sorts of weird issues with Windows Update. I must've been lucky, because I rarely had any problem with them.
These days however...I can almost guarantee I'll always have at least one or two VMs that will encounter some problem. And not old systems that have been suffering through years of bit rot...right now, I'm looking at Server 2019, which I've installed when it came out, and have practically not used since. Relatively speaking, it's still in a pristine state.
The update history screen says KB4511553 (new from yesterday) failed with 0x8024001e. I figured I'd download the patch as a standalone file, rather than update directly through WU (which has typically been working fine as a workaround for me). That installer insists the update is already there...
And these cumulative updates can't be uninstalled.
I can wait until next month (as mentioned, I hardly use that VM) and hope for the best...but I'm tempted just to restore from my latest backup (nothing new's been added to it since the backup was made) and retry...
TL;DR version: As far as I'm concerned, it's no myth that MS's quality control has gone downhill over the last few years. And I'm being polite about it.
it's no myth that MS's quality control has gone downhill over the last few years
Hmmm, maybe that has something to do with my current dilemma...VS 2019 completely frozen. I even left it for a half hour to see if it would 'come back'. Nope. For the record, in 20 years, I've never had VS.Net crash or become totally unresponsive.
My cohort has been pushing me to use new widgets which pushes me off of my very favorite and fast IDE of choice, VS 2010. VS 2015 and 2017 are much slower to start. VS 2019 seemed to be a bit better, until now...Time to fire up task manager and kill it. Thankfully, I'm not losing any work.
I totally forgot yesterday was Tuesday so I lifted the lid on my laptop this morning to find it had woke up, updated itself, and then it left itself powered on - with the lid closed. It was very, very hot and so was I!!!
That just infuriates me. Apparently some half-wits there think it's a good idea to leave a laptop powered on with its lid closed. It's a gaming laptop with a real GPU in it so it gets hot. Very hot. I'll stop there. This nonsense makes me irate.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"
In no-one's defense...I've never closed the lid of a laptop without first telling it to hibernate or shut down completely. I'm old enough to remember owning a couple of machines with rather bad BIOS-controlled power management (when it was still a new thing and nobody ever got it right), so I never really grew out of the paranoia learned from those lessons. To this day, whenever I see someone just close the lid without doing anything first, I can't help but cringe a little.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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It seems that the rollback did not include one of the databases, and now, we have to deal with taking the site offline, restoring last night's backup, and somehow determining what records are new in every table of the database in question (so far, over 2400 records - in just one of the tables).
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
The Beer Prayer - Our lager, which art in barrels, hallowed be thy drink. Thy will be drunk, I will be drunk, at home as it is in the tavern. Give us this day our foamy head, and forgive us our spillage as we forgive those who spill against us. And lead us not to incarceration, but deliver us from hangovers. For thine is the beer, the bitter and the lager, for ever and ever. Barmen.
doctors office should be open tomorrow...
for authenticity I suggest beer and the hottest curry you can keep down for at least a few hours. (something that repeats or keep some of the curry for breakfast to increase odds to get 2 days.)
Type "Chrome download Windows 10" and press enter.
"Are you sure you want to download Chrome? Edge is the recommended browser and its already installed!"
"Please don't go ... I'm really lonely ... you're the only person I've talked to all day ... please, visit Bing as well. It's been days since he saw a user..."
Open. Install. Unpin Edge and close.
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I have been using Firefox for years, but for about two years now it started failing on a few web pages. The number increased slowly, either a complete failure to display anything, or some elements on the page not completing loading, or completing but not displaying.
So what do I do? I've kept IE as a last resort. It cannot remember a single case where it had to give up on all those pages where FF fails.
No, I will not switch to Chrome. I want FF to handle all those web pages I visit regularly. So I stick to IE as an emergency solution. It works.