Thursday, February 28, 2013

Post Deficiency

Sadly there was no post made yesterday. Since my latest notebook refuses to let me use specific keys and since there are only so many words I can think of that don’t require a, l or g, I’ve been using my work laptop to type my post which gets saved to the micro card.

The card is transferred to the lap top and loaded to the blog. While not very convenient it was at least functional.

Then, suddenly my work laptop decides it does not like micro cards or blogs or any documents at all. After messing around with it for hours, I finally gave up.

I would like to state, for the record, that the laptop was not physically thrown, spindled, mutilated or otherwise disfigured. However, there may have been some profanity used.

So the new computer configuration looks like this. I’m sitting in the middle of the bed slash office.  To my left, surrounded by a pile of file folders, three ring binders, forms and a clipboard is the bulkiest laptop known to man.

At the foot of the bed is the key-deficient laptop and the box that I’m supposed to use to mail it to the repair center at an undisclosed location for an unknown length of time.  There are also several files with documents for taxes, mortgage applications, court and the spilled contents of my purse.  


Sitting to my right is the other tiny laptop, with the non-functioning screen.  It is attached to a monitor that is propped up with pillows.  The ridiculously priced Microsoft surface remains at Staples.

I just took the ergonomics training and none of this arrangement is maximizing or even considering those requirements.

Every few minutes, the entire arrangement is walked over by the Chihuahua as he circles looking for a place to sleep.

“If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside.” ― Robert Cringely

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