oh gee thanks, SPAMSHINE.

Thank you Microsoft. Thank you for the tiny HEART ATTACK this morning.

After installing Windows updates to about two dozen load-bearing systems at work, they each came right back up and restarted all their services properly, no big deal there. What I didn’t realize was that even though they were all back up, on the network, and I could VNC or RDP back in and verify this….. not a one of them was responding to plain jane ol’ ICMP pings being sent to them by a monitoring service our IT department set up for us a couple years ago………

Home Depot store, sign edited to say The HHHHHHH

… Until all at once they all started doing so again, about 45 minutes after boot, and my email inbox blew up with a ton of “[Cursed-Ass-Chyron-Box-4] is now reachable”, a couple minutes before the morning show started. I didn’t immediately notice that these messages were not paired with a “[Your-Mother-Sucks-Supers-In-Hell-2] has stopped responding” messages prior, so I thought everything started just popping and rebooting like cursed popcorn. Could you blame me though? I’ve had this happen from Windows updates in the past.


With Windows updates, “updates were installed” can actually mean “updates were staged and are ready to stab you in the ass while you’re in the cold”.

This is why I really like using Linux, less stress and EXPLOSIONS.

On a side note, here is a Linux powered device that has exploded. Yes, it’s more Euroturd hardware. This is one of the EK-AMP/6 power amplifier cards which blasted capacitor guts. I have several more that seem to have been damaged by the EK-UCM/6 module which serves as the transmitter’s exciter having walked right out of band and caused the amp to go unstable and blow up. Glorious.


And now, as is usual… more… nonsense

This thermostat has the most bizarrely cluttered screen.

Booba / Kiki Effect

(If you’re not familiar with what it’s referring to— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouba/kiki_effect   )

Also, this is what happened immediately after I got a Fluke RF generator that I’ve wanted for years, because I’m incredibly mature

Finally I wish to point out that I agree with literally everything going on here: