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  • MS-DEFCON 2: Time to make sure Windows Automatic Update is turned off

    Posted on September 11th, 2017 at 12:43 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Unfortunately the comments on this site aren’t working right, but as soon as they’re up again, you’re most welcome to post about your experiences.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows

  • UPDATE: No, the commenting links don’t work

    Posted on September 11th, 2017 at 12:16 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We’re workin’ on it.

    After the red-lining yesterday afternoon, we had to yank the entire bbPress subsystem – that’s what you’ve been using to make comments. So right now, the comments links don’t work. Surprisingly, though, Google caches seem to be OK.

    Will keep you posted on it.

  • Microsoft pulls KB 4011039, the buggy September Word 2016 non-security patch

    Posted on September 11th, 2017 at 10:58 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    In a repeat of last month’s bug, this month we have a buggy patch for Word 2016 sent out via Automatic Update.

    It’s been pulled, but unless you know about the source of the bug and its cure, you may be shouting at the cloud. Or whatever one does when something that used to work suddenly doesn’t any more.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows

    UPDATE: Microsoft has officially acknowledged the bug. They didn’t pull the patch, but instruct those who were affected to uninstall either or both patches KB 3213656 or KB 4011039.

  • AskWoody is back up

    Posted on September 11th, 2017 at 10:53 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    … obviously.

    Around noon Pacific time on Sunday, we redlined the server. Finally got a reset pushed through about 8:00 Monday morning, Pacific time, and we’re back on the air.

    Not sure how long it’ll last. Not sure what caused yesterday’s battering.

    Hooo boy.