honestly, this whole thing has me angry and i'm upset because i cannot come up with the right words to articulate all of the nuance of why this is bullshit and how oppressed i'm feeling about it.
if anyone i know has undertaken the task of organizing and documenting digital assets/inheritance for after-death use by family and loved ones, i'd be interested to hear what tools & processes you used - also in any unexpected hardships you encountered along the way.
though the core problem w/ this approach is that everything has to be done by hand, so every crufty piece of technology to use. documenting how to lookup credentials in your password manager is fine, but also having to detail your dns records for all domains and who hosts them 🙅♀️
i guess my first thought would be a usb drive on the same keyring as the security token that has an Org document to ensure it is age-safe, searchable, and readable anywhere. additionally having the document(s) be stored in a version-controlled environment to ensure its up-to-date
so whenever this reinstall finishes i’ll get to see how much of my data remains and what was lost forever due to shoddy engineering. thanks microsoft for dropping this bomb on me and ruining probably my whole week.
since it’s tied to the online account, password verification won’t work offline since wifi drivers don’t get loaded in safe mode. so this is the most idiotic reasoning i have to take the most destructive path possible; and it’s making me livid.
i have to reinstall the OS and everything onto it now because i don’t have a usb to ethernet adapter to login and fix it in safe mode cuz it’s a microsoft account (and only account on it)
it’s like they wanted everything to be less scary-technical but overshot and ended up with making it sound like they don’t know what they are doing themselves. “we are gonna delete some system things, not user things. but also we are gonna delete user settings and apps”.
i still don’t understand how i randomly get stuck having constant blue screening a short time after startup all of a sudden. i don’t understand why i cannot roll back an update either. nothing wants to work and ms’s shitty and vague copy isn’t helping me feel better about it.
hi, i'm demi. i have an undiagnosed illness (causing peripheral neuropathy), and suffer from severe chronic pain.
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