|Old pic of Buddy wearing cone while ... um, springing a leak.|
Marcus: I don't always agree with Buddy but this time I think he's right to pee in public.
Cyndi: It's never nice to pee in public unless you're a furry, so I guess it's okay to post this.
Cameron: Well, it's more polite than what Jan said about the weekend. She didn't say pee. It sounded more like ... um, can I say crap?
Merci: Whoa! Just because Jan said it doesn't mean we should repeat it. That's on our bad word list and she'll wash your mouth out if she hears you repeat it.
Percy: Actually what she said referred to windows, not the weekend.
Marcus: What's the matter with the windows? Did Jan break them?
Buddy: No, not the windows, Marcus. Windows, our computer's operating system.
Marcus: Our computer has windows?
Sam: If it does, it won't if Jan sees them. She'd probably put a rock through them. They belong to someone named Microsoft and Jan isn't happy with him either.
Rusty: Dare I ask what Microsoft did?
Micah: As you know, our hard drive crashed and we were offline for a week. Mr. Doug came over Wednesday to install a new one and Murphy's Law kicked in. It was quite a pain, but he got the backup image drive copied to the new drive and we got to post Thursday and Friday.
Rusty: I remember that. I still don't understand why we haven't posted since.
Sam: Because when the hard drive died, we lost all data that wasn't on the backup image drive, so Jan has to remember what we've all done since October 2nd and recover it from here, there and wherever it's hiding.
Merci: She waited two days to be sure the computer would act nice, then she installed the 18 important updates Windows kept telling her we needed.
Percy: Everything went well. Windows was finishing the installation. Jan walked into the kitchen for a glass of water and returned to find a black screen telling her to pick from a boot list it wouldn't let her access.
Cyndi: She called Mr. Doug in a panic! He knows how to access the forbidden regions of the computer. Our hard drive was there, it was working, but Windows refused to recognize it and it would not let us access our operating system.
Cameron: I got a bit dizzy watching Mr. Doug go around in circles trying to find a way to access our hard drive again.
Buddy: He finally found a way, but it took a repair disk and reconnecting the backup image drive to reach our new one. He again set it as the default. And before disconnecting the backup image drive again, he ran a new backup. Windows, however, says it did not make a backup, it reverted to earlier settings and the backup image is no longer any good. We actually have no idea what Windows has done where.
Micah: Jan was so stressed, she couldn't sleep Friday night. Is this going to become a regular thing whenever she has to do a Windows update? She hasn't done anything this weekend, didn't even have the energy to dress yesterday morning. And she didn't want anything to do with the computer!
Percy: Mr. Doug sent us a link today. Evidently some have had a problem with four of the latest 18 updates and one non-security one. (Link included in case you are interested - http://www.infoworld.com/article/2834535/security/four-more-botched-black-tuesday-patches-kb-3000061-kb-2984972-kb-2949927-and-kb-2995388.html)
Marcus: Jan just finished breakfast at 2 pm Saturday when Mr. Doug dropped off half a pepperoni pizza on his way home. Did she share it? Nope! She ate it for breakfast "dessert". It sure smelled good, but all we got was a little piece of crust each.
Buddy: Jan is still wiped out but she did turn on the computer so we can do a post. This doesn't make up for her pigging all the pizza, though. I think one of you should tell her that!
Marcus: Why don't you tell her, Buddy?
Buddy: I ... uh, she ... Mind your own business, Marcus!