I have to be somewhere else at 12.45 today, so I had my morning all planned out, to make sure all the essential stuff got done before I leave.
Like this blog post.
I even knew what I was going to post about.
But you know what they say about good intentions. And didn’t John Lennon say something about life happening when you’re busy making plans? And you may know what I say about technology.
Warning: rant coming up.
When I was offered Windows 10 free of charge a few months ago, I thought, OK, Microsoft don’t often give stuff like that away. So I downloaded it. And it was fine. Mostly.
But it has one little habit which I’m finding increasingly difficult to live with, mainly because it seems to choose exactly the time I least need the hassle. I’m telling you, it knows. I can see it rubbing its little hands together in glee as it puts my life on hold for the foreseeable future.
It turns itself off and installs updates at ten minutes’ notice, giving me two options: do it in ten minutes, or do it now. Not, do it tomorrow when you have more time, Lynne; or better still, when would it be convenient to do this, Lynne?
The consequence this morning was that I lost the use of my computer for an hour and a half while Windows 10 provided me with updates I probably shan’t even use. And now I’m almost out of time to do all those essential things before I have to go and be somewhere else. And that’s ANNOYING.
Are you listening, Microsoft? I don’t suppose for a moment that you are, but in case anyone is – can you please tell me if there’s a way to schedule those pesky updates at a convenient time?
Can anyone, Microsoft or not? I’d be so grateful!
Rant over. I have to go and be somewhere else. Next week I’ll post about something more interesting.