Is Mercury still in retrograde?

I remain on pins and needles every time I have to boot up my work laptop. Actually I am not completely shutting it down at the end of the day like I usually do. It (so far) still boots up (with some weirdness) but after I allowed The Mother Ship to install a security patch yesterday, a popup started coming up saying “Executable blocked”. I have NO CLUE what that means. The scary part is the “program name” includes the word “Commandline”. I don’t EVER do anything at the command line on this laptop. I don’t think I can even *get* to the command line but this seems fishy to me. I am getting this popup every half hour.

I am not asking for help here. The GG was all hot to check it out but this laptop belongs to a fintech corporation and there ain’t no way he would be able to figger it out because it is LOCKED DOWN. I filed a support ticket and maybe someday they’ll get around to it? I mentioned that I had a hard crash I couldn’t recover from last week and provided that ticket number. I can’t help but wonder if this popup is related to that. Command line? Whatever happens, I still get paid so while I don’t want to experience a productivity outage, it isn’t the end of the world.

Then there is a weird thing happening with my blahg but ONLY on my phone. I have comments emailed to me like I guess a lot of small time blahggers probably do. Lately, comments are getting put into the spam folder – on my phone, NOT on my laptop. But I still miss them because I often don’t look at my laptop until late afternoon. (This is my personal laptop, I can’t access my blahg on my work laptop AT ALL and you’re welcome.) So then a couple of my cousins commented on yesterday’s blahg and their comments not only got dumped into spam but when I found them in spam, they appeared to be coming from my PacNW blahggy friend Margaret. I have NO CLUE what’s going on here. It is NOT anything Margaret did or can do anything about. I will just have to be more vigilant about checking for spam comments on my phone and/or faaarrring up my laptop to look for comments.

BTW I love comments but I am NOT a Comment Whore. This space is mainly a brain dump for me. If I actually write something that resonates with you and you feel compelled to comment, I LOVE YOU and I will probably reply to you. But it’s also fine if you don’t. I lurk on most of the blahgs I follow. Oddly, most of the folks I follow nowadays, I know in real life. What happened to those trendy Mommy Blahggers? You know what happened. Their cute little babies became teenagers and found their mommy’s blahg… 🐽🐽🐽

Love y’all,

P.S. That photo is the “sunset” last Saturday. I am now here on the green green green Planet Ann Arbor.

One Response to “Is Mercury still in retrograde?”

  1. Margaret Says:

    That is very weird that the comments appeared to come from me. I hope it’s not something on my end.