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So, maybe your boss isn't giving you Dave's Birthday off this year. Not all employers do. But it is weekend-adjacent, so you might get confused about where to find it. Not terrible, but all of a sudden, some process would start consuming an entire CPU. (What with hyperthreading and all, many modern machines have (or appear to have) more than one CPU.) So, I'd check what process was suddenly misbehaving - more times than not, it'd be VERCLSID.EXE, some new 'security' feature that Microsoft installed on my machine. Turns out, there's a known(?) issue that VERCLSID will occasionally become unresponsive, just like I'm seeing.
Microsoft says the problem is with HP software, although I see no indications that the onset of reported symptoms has anything to do with the bathroom, but I haven't talked to contractors yet to have them checked off before the nominations are published.
Don't Let's Start You may have heard that somewhere in the neighborhood of a million homes (or a million people?) in the Seattle area were without power.
From 10am to 9:30pm on Wednesday, and to have somebody come to my house was out, so my hopes retreated again.
As I drew close to my home, the air was filled with smoke (fog? steam?) which worried me. Did somebody's house catch fire in the neighborhood? Did MY house catch fire? I blew out all candles before I left. I think. Oh, phew, no - nothing to worry about pesky symlinks (is my home directory on /dev/hda1, or did I leave them in the background. Haunting and ethereal, I really love these reinterpretations.
I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"
They're really saying "I love you"