The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over getting the same result, but expecting a different one, then does that make me insane for expecting the popup window will stop popping up, or Microsoft Windows for keeping popping up the popup window?

I turned on the Corporate Overlords' Windows 10 managed laptop to enter my time for today when a notice popped up about Adobe® Flash® being out of date and that I should uninstall it. At least, that's what I think it said—the text was a bit too small to read easily (and if I'm complaining about the text being too small it's small). So I click okay as a reflex, I'm asked to input my password (as most systems do today) and then a second later, I get this small popup window:

You must have administrative privileges to install Adobe® Flash® Player. Please log on with administrative privileges and try again.

Oh, that's right—managed laptop. Ah well. I click the only button on the popup window, only to have another small popup window:

You must have administrative privileges to install Adobe® Flash® Player. Please log on with administrative privileges and try again.

Yeah, I don't have administrative rights. And even if I did, I didn't even have a chance to enter my administrative rights. I click the only button on the popup window only to have another small popup window:

You must have administrative privileges to install Adobe® Flash® Player. Please log on with administrative privileges and try again.

Sigh.

I can see where this isn't going.

Time to reboot the computer.

I just love this managed laptop.

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