As seen on PC…

Just saw this on my PC:

Provider could not perform the action since the context was acquired as silent (Error 0x80090022).

This inane sentence is supposed to be some sort of error message in a VPN. Hello?!? What is that supposed to mean? This kind of ill-conceived software behavior is exactly why so many people have trouble with technology in general and computers in particular.

Oh, the message really means: “Cannot connect the VPN because there is no underlying network”, as far as I can tell based on experimentation with the VPN software that emits said message…

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