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Murphy's Law....


Murphy's law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong".


You may have read a lot of negatives about the 'forced' Windows 10 [1903] update. If you haven't yet, you'll hear about it from me a little bit. The news media is warning us what a messy - error-ridden update it is, and I clicked update and shutdown the other day on my laptop. Then, the very next morning I booted it up, got my SD card from my camera to upload the photos from the park walk. Now, granted, there were not that many photos on the card. BUT, when I got them in my folder, I looked down on the task bar, and my Paint Shop Pro icon was nowhere to be seen!!!!! The update deleted my installed software program. #!!o*!#!! So, needless to say, I had to shorten my online time 'cause I only allow myself to sit at the computer ONE hour in the morning [or afternoon]. The re-installing of Paint Shop took 20 minutes. I had 40 minutes left to get my photos resized and watermarked for a new Day Trippin' post. THAT was no fun. And I DID send feedback. 'Twasn't a pleasant text.

NOW, as I type this up to post, FIREFOX is telling me there is a new update!!!  I don't think so...gimme a break.  Maybe sometime soon, but NOT NOW.


This post will be just a 'teaseer'. Tomorriw I should have my allotted time to upload all the walking photos at the park. Here are a couple only:


Hawkwatch Platform on the hill....They began watching migration on August 1st and continue counting not only hawks but ALL migrants between August 1 and November 15th, from sunrise to sunset.  Several people are involved, and the records are accurate.  So far, for the month of August the tally was 253 migrants overhead [there is a tally board on the large wall at the platform].  September and October are the heaviest months, then it begins to taper off..  For decades the totals have been in the tens of thousands.



As I walked the boardwalk back into the wooded area along the river, the moon was peeking through the trees...I zoomed in.

21 comments :

  1. STUNNING moon shots!!! I dread updates like this, you never know how it will go, or what will be changed. I try to avoid them.

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  2. My computer did the update the other day and it took it forever. So far the only thing I saw that was different was that I had to put my wallpaper back up.

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    1. It was such an unnecessary maneuver on windows' part of updates.

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  3. Hello, I think my computer had the update too. My virus protection changed some, I had to go back and fix things. Nice views of the hawk platform and the beautiful moon. Wishing you a great day!

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    1. It amazes me the work involved to 'fix' tbings after updates!

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  4. Grrrr! I hate it whenever Window does its update.

    Love your moon shots, Anni.

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    1. Thanks Veronica! And, yes those dreadful updates.

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  5. It's not much better with Apple, but so far all my apps have made it from one operating system to the next. I feel your pain, Anni.

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  6. now I am wondering what unseen thing has happened on my laptop and desktop... I always have something that changes that I don't like on every windows 10 update. I HATE WINDOWS 10 and Microsoft, but am stuck with it... I think you should not have counted the installing of software in your on line time, you can walk away while it does it. cut yourself some slack on the time is what I think... I will check my desk top when I boot it up to see if anything disappeared that I did not notice yet...

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    1. Well, I wish I could, but in order to get the software installed, stay nearby 'cause it has a lot of yes/no options before it continues.

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  7. I have Windows 7 and know its days are numbered. When 10 first offered the free update, I took it and lost completely my Office which had about 9 chapters of a book I was writing. I had the first rough draft on a flash drive but none of the rewrites. Yuck. I went back to 7 and just hope I don't have to switch when the time comes.

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    1. You're wise in so many ways in comparing 7/10 versions.

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  8. I always update and, so far, have had no problems. Sorry that happened to you. I kinda feel your pain. My Apple laptop computer froze once and I experienced a feeling of dread and actually broke out in a sweat! The old iMac is at its limits for updates but still is useful - just not for internet.

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    1. Windows 10 has been iffy since the beginning.

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  9. It seem my computer is doing fine. Sound like you have lovely walks.
    Coffee is on

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    1. I can't wait for cooler weather for more PLEASANT walks.

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  10. When I had a Windows computer, I cringed at the idea of updates. Hope you get that all sorted out.

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  11. Sorry to hear about your download problems. Loved those moon shots!

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  12. I am about afraid to turn my computer off...it has updated. But still, I know Murphy's law...have been good friends with it more than I care to admit....

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