Life’s too short

So, another day: another upgrade being foist upon me. I go to Windows Live Spaces and what do I find? I now have a deadline to ‘upgrade’ to some new system.
You know what? I no longer care whether the new system being offered will be better than what I’m used to. The point is that I’m used to the current system. Life’s too short to waste time continually relearning different tools to do the same job.
I see that the upgrade process allows me to make a backup of the existing content – except drafts, of which I have a few. So I’ll be publishing those before the deadline, whatever state they’re in, just so I can store them in the backup I take away.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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3 Responses to Life’s too short

  1. Beaton says:

    My Windows 11 has just warned me about a critical security update I have been deferring and warned me that my machine may not be fully protected unless I complete the update…

    Didnt know about Windows Live Spaces had to Google it and found that it ended being shutdown in 2011… that’s about a year after this post…
    ?Random Brought me here

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  2. peNdantry says:

    I don’t object (much) to updates to existing software, as long as they are actually improvements from the user’s point of view, as opposed to a change that mainly benefits the provider. A good example is Windows itself: I’m currently on Windows 8.1, which is perfectly adequate. It works: why fix it if it ain’t broke? – the answer to that is that micro$haft’s income stream depends upon constant new releases, even if, in practice, they’re of minimal real benefit to the user. Just another example of our broken growth-centric economics system.

    Windows 8.1 is already in what they call ‘extended support’; so I shall be forced to ‘upgrade’ (I prefer the term ‘migrate’) to Windows 11 shortly. I’ve just checked, and, as it happens, Windows 8.1 extended support ends 10Jan2023: a year and a day from today.

    If I weren’t so long in the tooth, I’d migrate to Unix instead, and give the micro$haft 💩 the bird 🖕. (I might still do that, on the grounds that we all need to rethink things.)

    As for ‘Windows Live Spaces’: great name, that, considering it’s been dead as a dodo for a decade. My guess is that micro$haft couldn’t figure out how to bleed its users in the way it does with Windows. All of us poor mugginses were urged to move to WordPress (which I finally did as you can see from my very next post). The migration was mostly trouble-free… one issue that continues to haunt me is that there were embedded images in some Wibblettes that weren’t transferred to WordPress: they were hosted on micro$haft’s ‘bluepages’ server – and that quietly disappeared some time ago, leaving ‘broken images’ behind, here. I think I may have finally found and fixed them all (some with the help of 💥 ?Random Raiders! 💥 like you), but I wouldn’t be surprised to see another raise its ugly head.

    In many ways I’m glad that this all happened. Although WordPress’s own ‘upgrades’ have been somewhat troublesome in recent years,’s general ethos is far superior.

    I did in the end lose all of my ‘Live Spaces’ drafts, though, as I hadn’t bothered to post them all to save them, as I said I would here. That’s unfortunate. I’ve forgotten what they were about. I do wonder what was in them (to be fair, it was probably just a bevy of barren baggage, just like most of my wibblings).

    Thanks for the visit, Beaton! And now it’s time for me to return the favour, and visit a ?random post on your site :)

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