- Hear about [REDACTED] being released for PS3.
- Wonder if I can download that.
- Turn on PS3 for the first time in... a year?
- Remember that for some reason it stopped being able to connect to the network.
- Dick around in settings for 30 minutes.
- Completely disassemble it. (Wow, those heat sinks are not fucking around!)
- Detect nothing obviously unseated. Re-assemble.
- Dick around in settings again. Oh, now it wants to download an update! I guess the network is working again.
- Download. Wait.
- Install. Wait.
- It gets to 99%, aaaaaand....
- Yup. Repeatedly.
- Download PS3UPDAT.PUP to a thumb drive. Ignored.
- Safe mode? Nope, it goes right back to the installer loop, but this time in glorious SD.
- Pull the drive to see if I can replace the PS3UPDAT.PUP there surgically. Nope, it's in some goofball file system that a Mac can't mount.
- Safe mode with the drive pulled? Nope.
- I guess I don't have a PS3 any more, now I have a brick. Hooray!
tl;dr - because sysadminning a console is the worst game ever.