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  • Everything you need to know about voting on Tuesday

    Posted on November 6th, 2017 at 19:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    For those of you who are US citizens…

    Drop by vote.org for quick access to election information.

    Then vote. Please. Every vote, in every election counts – now more than ever.

  • About that Comcast outage…

    Posted on November 6th, 2017 at 14:44 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Good third-party coverage on downdetector.com.

    Commercial customers are screaming. Business customers are screaming. Per Paul Hawkins:

    We use Comcast High Speed Business internet for many of our offices. Confirming that Bell Air MD (1 office), Fitchburg MA (3 offices), Stratham NH (1 office) Concord NH (1 office) Merrimack NH (1 office), Hamden CT (2 offices) are all having intermittent disconnects since about 12:45 PM EST today, 11/06/2017. We have WAN failovers and forced the failover to get us past the issue of short intermittent issues for now. Unfortunately, we spend an hour trying to figure out why our VPN’s were all dropping and reconnecting. Finally suspected a wid spread issue with Comcast. We have 3 other offices on Verizon FiOS, Optimum, and Cox, and they are all fine.

  • Microsoft yanks buggy Windows patches KB 4052233, 4052234, 4052235

    Posted on November 6th, 2017 at 08:22 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Those are the “Patch Thursday” fixes I talked about last week. Microsoft blew it, and now they’re covering their tracks by not only pulling the patches in the Catalog, but also obliterating the KB articles.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.

  • More Surface woes. This time it’s the Surface Pen and Win10 Fall Creators Update

    Posted on November 6th, 2017 at 06:04 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    If your Surface Pen suddenly stops working, there’s another possible cause. Before you change your battery or go out and buy another Pen, make sure you read this.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.

    If you haven’t yet seen the Flickergate site, and you own a Surface, now might be a good time to drop by.