Daily Archives: September 8, 2022

  • To the life of Queen Elizabeth II

    She had a well filled life.  Through all the toils and troubles, through living through the Blitz during World War II to jumping out of airplanes with James Bond and to having sandwiches with a bear, here’s to a woman who lived a long and eventful life.

    We Americans may have left the governance of England years ago, but this American has always respected how she’s led her life.

    Here’s to a long life and may all of us live through as much of history as she did.

  • MS-DEFCON 2: Will September updates behave?

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    ISSUE 19.36.1 • 2022-09-08
    MS-DEFCON 2

    By Susan Bradley

    Microsoft patches need to go back to school, too.

    Summer vacation is over, which means it’s time for youngsters to return to school. After several years of computer-based, pandemic-induced remote learning, it’s back to the classrooms. Meanwhile, Microsoft is getting ready to roll out the 22H2 releases of Windows 10 and Windows 11.

    I’m hoping that the engineers at Microsoft have had enough vacation, rest, and other downtime to ensure that September’s releases are nice, calm, and — well — boring. Unfortunately, August updates haven’t been quite so boring, and that’s not encouraging. Caution is my watchword, so I’m raising the MS-DEFCON level to 2.

    Anyone can read the full MS-DEFCON Alert (19.36.1, 2022-09-08).