piranha: red origami crane (Default)
Dear XXX,

Did you know your current contact settings have cancelled all Microsoft communications to your inbox?

obviously not ALL. silly me. why did i think clicking several opt-out checkboxes would mean youd actually live up to the promise of no longer contacting me?

In case you accidentally unsubscribed, I want to encourage you to re-subscribe so you won’t miss out on any of the great content, tools and resources to help you further your coding career.

my coding career is fortunately no longer concerned with supporting microsoft dreck at all. yay!

All it takes is one click to return to our contact list.

are you gonna send me email then asking whether i really meant to opt in, since i can clearly not be trusted to mean it when i opted out?

yeah, didn't think so.
piranha: toothy open mouth of piranha (pissed)
security upgrades, a whole heap of them. i am good about these; i don't let them install themselves automatically because i like to know what's happening to my system, but i usually download them as soon as they become available. that's what i did this time. i am apprehensive about it these days because of the paramour's horrid experience with a security upgrade totally hosing the networking while zie was in hamilton, but there is really no choice.

system needs to reboot, of course. i mean, one can hardly install a font on windows without it needing to reboot. i reboot. comes back up, everything looks normal, until i use my trackball. that isn't working. at all. hm. usually it warns me long before it runs out of batteries. i put a new one in anyway (i have a cordless logitech trackman). that doesn't do anything. i unplug the transmitter and replug it. woops. unknown USB device. i switch ports. nope, doesn't like the device on any of my 3 port. hrm, maybe something wrong with the USB? i try my wacom tablet. that works on all 3 ports. fine. i turn the machine off. back on, no change.


i ask the paramour to try the trackman on zir laptop. it doesn't work either. hmmmm. maybe it really is broken? but hey, security upgrades are installed there too, who knows. i connect it to my mac. it works perfectly.

ok. i let windows look for a new driver and install that. now the device is recognised. the transmitter does its thing, the dialog for connecting the trackman comes up, but it still doesn't move. i go through the help center's troubleshooting dialog even though i suspect it'll be useless. it is. i look for a new driver from logitech and download it. while waiting for the download to complete, i move the transmitter to another USB port and try again, just because. there it works. i move it back to the original port. now it works there too.

i hate microsoft.


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