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A Note in the Evening

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So, whatI havehere, at the moment,isanewcomputer. That I don’t really know how to work yet.  I especially don’t seem to know how to work the space bar yet.

The computer arrived courtesy of my friends Carol and Richard, who understand this kind of thing.   

It’s very nice, and faster than my old one–well, snails are faster than my old one–but I’ve threatened to kill the keyboard twice in the last five minutes.

It does work a lot better on Hildegarde, though, and that’s a plus.

Written by janeh

June 28th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

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4 Responses to 'A Note in the Evening'

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  1. Congratulations. Welcome to the 21st century!

    You can always go back to the old keyboard, y’know. Even on a laptop. Either that or give it a couple of posts and you’ll become habituated. Or accustomed to it. Or one of those other “resigned to it” words.


    28 Jun 10 at 8:30 pm

  2. If you can’t get used to the keyboard, you could follow the cables around to find out where it plugs in and switch it back to the old keyboard. Warning – there is a right way to plug it in – so it would be best to turn the unit around and look at the plug and the socket and make sure you plug it in right-side up. Or, you know, have Matt do it for you :)


    28 Jun 10 at 10:59 pm

  3. First day on the job and you’re threatening to kill the new keyboard ALREADY?

    Speak to it in a calm, reassuring voice and make it welcome. If in a week or two the two of you stil can’t get along, they are sold separately. But be sure to take this one to a thrift shop to give it a second chance.


    29 Jun 10 at 5:01 am

  4. I once replaced a keyboard with one that drove me crazy, and I have no one to blame but myself because I simply went to the nearest place that sold cheap keyboards and bought the first one I saw. I’m afraid I didn’t even give it a second chance in a thrift shop; I dumped it, went to a store that sold computer stuff, and bought a slightly more expensive one that works like a charm. I wouldn’t have thought that the ease with which the keys go up and down and the ease with which the whole flimsy thing shifts about would make so much difference!

    The new keyboard is the only one I ever encountered that came with an instruction manual and a health warning!


    29 Jun 10 at 6:13 am

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