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The Progress Bar Wins

It ended badly – my little battle with the progress bar of doom. I fell for the free lunch trick because the boss was in town. There really is no such thing because, on my return, the reset gremlin had done it’s evil work.

There before my eyes was an empty desktop and the prospect of an afternoon to be spent repairing documents and trying to remember what I was running and where I had put things – all the stuff humans are bad at and computers are supposed to solve for us.

Of course from a software perspective, that is if you ignore the minor issue of the lost hours of productivity, the whole process can only be described a rip-roaring success on all counts. The update completed without me needing to be there (sic). My screen looks the same as it did before. My applications run the same way, and at the same speed. The Internet still carries the football scores and almost nothing else. Email arrives from the same people, reminding me to do the same things I wasn’t getting done before (like writing this blog). Excuse my attitude but, in short, nothing changed. At all. Worth every wasted hour. Thanks.

It could have been worse, I suppose. At least I didn’t have to admit to spending too long in the toilet!

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