Promises, promises…

I like it when software says its going to do something amazing, then falls flat on its face. Now when I say like it I mean can’t stand it.

I’m upgrading a major piece of software which the clients for my day job run. One of the new features is a workstation update that automatically updates the clients without having to log in to each terminal and poke them. There is a grand box entitled “Workstation update manager” and its blank. There’s only one button – Refresh. This does nothing.

After years of moaning about not really being bothered to upgrade my wordpress installation, 2.7 comes with an automatic upgrade option. Except mine doesn’t. It downloads the upgrade file, then says something about unzipping the core module, then stops. I imagine this is due to my naff hosting package – hey, you pay peanuts …

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