Stupid UIs for file sharing in Windows

File sharing in a small network (like at home or a office with just a “workgroup”) has always been finicky to my memory. With the current (20H2) version of Windows 10, Microsoft’s official help shows it is being made unneededly hard by some stupid user interface. (I don’t use “stupid” often – my choice here is because I think it really is unneeded and unjust these are the way they are.) I will revise this if anyone – from Microsoft or not – lets me know how these are legitimate.

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Unhelpful sign is inaccurate

I am sure this has happened, that you look at a photograph or moving image and something not important to the subjects is what you remember.

Mount Vernon, New York is a little place, officially a “City” as the State considers it. It actually borders the north end of New York City, so is part of that conurbation / megalopolis.

In 2019, the mayor plead guilty to offenses, and used some ultimately defeated legal logic to stick around. For a time there were 2 “mayor” people in the government building, the police department arrested their commissioner (chief), and this picture was taken and posted by the Journal News in this article:

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I have worse Internet than my boss

My immediate boss/supervisor lives on some nasty town road that is ill maintained (he says, I’ve never been there) and has even worse utility service. He can’t get anything but dialup or satellite and even the infamously reliable Bell System copper wire doesn’t last long in a power failure because the booster in the box halfway into town doesn’t have a long lasting battery.

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The drudgery of creativity…

…is putting it down in permanent form. I love to imagine things, but to then write them down, is hard.

Some of it I know is the loss of fidelity that comes with moving from the mind outward, but most of it is just the annoyance that it takes time.

This is also why my posts here are scarcer than they should be.