Fun with Technology

Tuesday November 2nd 2021

The weather met expectations today. It was a nice sunny day without a lot of wind or humidity. The temperature reached a seasonal norm in the low to mid seventies.

Sunset over a retention pond.

My cell phone has been nagging me to download and upgrade to the latest version of the Android operating system for the last couple of weeks. I’ve been waiting for a stable internet connection enough time for other people to discover the issues. Last night, when I put the phone on the charger, I decided to bite the bullet and let it upgrade. This morning I found the process still going on. My internet connection was down. Thankfully, once I restored the internet connection the process continued. I had visions of a dead phone.

Fountain at the front of the RV park.

The restored internet connection wasn’t the fastest around. The upgrade that should have taken a half an hour took another two hours. Figuring out what changed and how some of the new “features” work took another couple of hours of exploring. Basically, I took the opportunity to geek out. For the most part it seems to be a true upgrade. Most of the things I use regularly look a little different, but work the same. A few things that I don’t use are radically different, but not in a way that will result in my use.

This Little Blue Heron is in the same area every afternoon.

This seems to be my day for updates. Tonight, Microsoft is attempting to update my Windows computer. I have less control over Windows updates. This update could take all night. The combination of the slow internet connection and all the disk activity associated with the update is causing my laptop to really crawl. Getting this blog entry written and published is challenging.

Blossom of the day.

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