the moment i hit the ‘update’ button

i am instantly

seized by regret


at some point

in the process

it will get stuck loading

 some passwords won’t survive

random things

will be in different colors

found in new places

new languages could play a role

as i await the update on my updates

the countdown until it’s complete will continue slowly, sporadically, and take until near-forever

but in the end

at least my garage band app will be current and my gas stove controls may be linked to my podcast list

so that’s something.


“to err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.” 

-paul ehlrich (american scientist)

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  1. I’m one who can relate as well. I’ve had an update available on my iPhone for more than a month now that I refuse to use because updates on my phone always cause some kind of problem! However, the computer doesn’t allow me to opt out if I want to turn off the machine – it gives me no choice then!

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  2. Amen. Sometimes my laptop is so slow because I have an update going on in the background that started before I actively logged on. It took a day and a half for Windows 11 to fully load and install. And right now… I am on my phone, waiting for windows to load. UPDATE…. indeed. Have a great day.

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  3. Let’s just take a moment to admire Dr Ehlrich’s wisdom….. I made this very experience today by ‘finally’ – after uncountable ‘invites’ – updating my smartphone. Not such a smart move but I couldn’t put it off any longer. Now I have to re-boot it AGAIN because I can’’t get phone calls any more. Just great!!!!

    Funny addendum: I knew of a very well known Dr Ehrlich (long dead and that also loooong before the invention of computers) – and of course I had to google that writing, it took me just about forever to find YOUR Paul Ehlrich – he’s not known at all over here. That doesn’t take anything away from the spoken truth, mind you.

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  4. That’s the truth. Yesterday, my WP app was stuck. Website down, app not working for about 15 minutes. Looked online to see what the issue might be…need to understand tech-speak to even attempt a fix. 😅😔😤

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