Like an adventure, only wrong; with baffling coincidences and strange luck.
The old introduction ∞
When I was a child, I had heard about the Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times." While this does not strictly apply to me, the idea of merely being lucky in that I experience events of both extremes, does.
I've had a lot of truly fucked up misadventures in my life. I'm going to try to document some of them.. not because I'm particularly proud, but I figure that if life continues to toy with me I may as well entertain others with the tales. I have a number of other stories I may end up putting up here, but that all will take some time.
In particular, I've had a lot of really strange experiences when upgrading my computer(s). An upgrade never seems to go as planned. There's always something stupid to follow up on. Either I never thought of it, or it's just some little bit of unplanned wackiness. Life is strange. For some reason I am drawn to complete and close a case before turning the system on, somehow feeling that there is an appropriate completeness that I feel is necessary. I still dislike testing in a piecemeal manner.
2019-11-17 - You, dear reader, have absolutely no idea how many convoluted misadventures I have had. They became so appalling for even me to grasp that I started writing them down as a kind of therapy. However, those stories have not been ported from my old content management systems.
"verschlimbessern" (German) means "to break something further by trying to fix it".