As a personal-injury lawyer, I was licking my chops thinking of tourists killed by buses because the city was negligent in letting a non-English-reading tourist take a bike out into our deadly traffic
I did not know that Microsoft had conspired to make it so VERRRRRRY difficult to move around Windows installations, to the point that for long-time owners with valid licenses it is impossible to buy a new computer without doing a fresh install of everything. I’m guessing the short answer is that it’s not Windows itself that they’re trying to lock down. Because the main hassle with that is everything else that has to be reinstalled.
The people who made my SFTP software win another round today. They sell you a license that “lets you keep using the current version and the next one” and includes “support for 2 years”. What this means in practice is that, in 2 years, should anything change with your computer, the version you bought is no longer available for download anywhere and the newer versions refuse your license, so you must BUY ANOTHER ONE. Their license terms essentially limit you to renting a license, not buying one. Crock of shit.
Wasn’t prepared for all this work to-do; this will be a fun week.
Then again, all the important stuff is on the cloud in some form, so.
LinkedIn says I should read an article titled:
“The Ultimate Career Lesson: Stop Putting Guardrails on Your Future”
YES, THAT HAS BEEN MY PROBLEM THIS WHOLE TIME! IT’S THESE GUARDRAILS I’VE PUT BETWEEN MYSELF AND A LIVING WAGE! GO AWAY GUARDRAILS! NOW ALL MY PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED