Good morning Everyone!
Yesterday I did something almost unthinkable for a techno-dependent ( but not tech savvy) obsessive-compulsive rule follower. Ever since, I have been looking over my shoulder.
Homeland Security, the NSA, the FBI and the Secret Service have not called me on the telephone or called on me in person.
The plentiful lightning in the thunderstorms dotting the landscape as I drove home did not strike.
Angels did not weep, although they may have been confused.
Police cars did not follow me with sirens wailing as I headed home.
I didn’t even get a polite nasty-gram from Microsoft or any other software/operating system provider and my computer started up today just like it does every day.
What dreadful act did I do?
I turned my computer off, ignoring Microsoft’s demand that I neither unplug my computer nor turn it off while it installed 40 different updates to my computer when I was ready to leave yesterday afternoon. I admit that I did wait for about 15 minutes, but when the computer announced it was still on 1 of 40 updates after those 15 minutes, I, with deliberateness and malice aforethought, unplugged it anyhow and headed home.
It wouldn’t have been so bad, but I had stopped and restarted my computer twice during the day, each time receiving no update notices, and I was not in my regular office but in Birmingham where the failure to leave in time to avoid rush hour traffic usually transforms a 2 hour drive into a 3 1/2 hour drive.
Even though I am sure that the 30 minute chunk out of my day needed to complete the updates today was purely accidental, I don’t think I’ll take such a reckless and impetuous action again.
Have a great day!