Pet Peeve of the Day: when Auto Update isn't Automatic!!

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Seems that with increasing frequency (no reference to my earlier post on sound LOL) "automatic updates" are not automatic. Three iPhone 14+ Pro Max phones...all set to automatically update, yet only one of them ever does.

Two Dell laptops...both set to automatically update. Yet when I check for updates, there are invariably several...on both.

Brother Kip calls today..."why doesn't my HP laptop update when it is set to automatically update"?  Tomorrow my sister will call because Kip will discuss this with her and she has the same HP model LOL.

It really is a serious question/issue. Our programmers miss such obvious issues. What else are they missing? With all of our 'Rain recent comments  and concerns about AI, we do need to ask..."if these same programmers cannot make automatic updates automatically update, how can we trust them with algorithms that can improve or ruin our lives"?

End of rant for the day..going to the lobby restaurant for cheesecake!!! THAT automatically PLEASES!!



Comments (5)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I have a friend who is an automatic be up to anything for a couple hours days or even a week is the first full out is usually glitchy.

Aug 03, 2023 09:52 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paddy - wonkiness as well as workarounds of all types seem to be a way of life.   And speaking of your reference to frequency, I am a fan of wordplay.  

Aug 04, 2023 05:12 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD

I am a huge fan of wordplay as well...and you have a gift of wordsmithing as well !!

Aug 05, 2023 07:32 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I set for auto update to be a 2am. I get up in the morning with a blip on my phone (obviously from 2am) asking me if it is ok to update now. DUMB. 

Aug 04, 2023 06:15 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD

I am happy to see that it's not only me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 05, 2023 07:32 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD I can't trust them, do not trust them, and will not trust them  (AI programmers).  

I was recently asked to review the service I received.  I only gave 8 out of 10. The provider's service was outstanding. 

The online portal that is supposed to be automatic does not work.  I get your rant. 


Aug 04, 2023 04:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paddy- Don't get me started. I like things to work as they say they will. 

Aug 04, 2023 05:41 PM