Patch Tuesday occurs on the second Tuesday of each month in North America, on which Microsoft regularly releases security patches. In other time zones this may occur on the second, or third Wednesday, depending on whether the month started on a Wednesday.
It seems like August was the last sane month for Windows Updates in my history.
Now its every time I switch off my computer (2-4 day cycles) there is half a dozen updates waiting for me...
Random mode activated.