Jul 11 2011
Hmm.. so I am REAL close to writing a posting about those dumb commercials where everyone keeps saying “windows.” In the meantime, there I was writing some stuff at the local “coffee-shop-where-I-drink-hot-chocolate-cuz-I-don’t-like-coffee-but-want-to-look-like-a-big-boy” shop. As usual, I pushed my time to the max because, as one friend used to say, “laptops and powerpoint have brought procrastination to a whole new level.”
OK, time to run and drive like a Jagoff to get to the next meeting. Time to shut down the laptop. Then I see the screen above. “Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of 24.”
THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED RIGHT NOW!!!! And then it takes 17 minutes to complete.
OK, Bill Gates Kool-Aid drinkers, I don’t carry a Commodore 64 laptop with a 5 1/4″ floppy drive and a tape drive modem. Do I need this WITHOUT warning?
So the next time I need an update to my “Macro-.dll-DMAK-GDI-Net BEUI-.mxp-WFW 3.11-WEW-.PSD-.xml-WYSISYG-VXB-.vga-URL-.SDK-LMNOP-EIEIO-WTF” files, how about a little warning and a choice to say “No Thanks” or “Not right now I have a million @#$@# things to do” YA JAGOFF!!!
Your homework assignment over the next week is to provide definitions for all of the abbreviations above. I need it on my desk by close of business Friday!