Uncle Roger's Notebooks of Daily Life

Monday, September 26, 2005

Out of Touch (Typing)

A week ago last Thursday (the 15th, to be exact), I sat down in my office to start working. Unfortunately, something wasn't right.

After much pulling of cables and pulling of hair, I determined that my keyboard, a Datadesk Smartboard, had gone south and had apparently taken my KVM switchbox with it. I managed to get to the point of being able to work, using another Smartboard (a Mac USB model) and with everything plugged directly into the work computer. It wasn't a perfect setup even then -- the Mac model has the Control key in the wrong place and I was basically wrapped up in a web of miscellaneous cables.

In addition, because the keyboard, mouse, and monitor were hooked directly to the work computer, I wasn't able to use either my main laptop (on which I write all this stuff) or the photo machine with them. While I could hook up the laptop at work, I didn't have time to do much more than check e-mail. So I've been behind.

There's a happy ending, however. I hooked up the switchbox once again and it indeed works fine. I haven't tried the keyboard again, but I'll give it a bash when I get some time. I did, however, manage to score another one on eBay for ten dollars and change. It's good to have a spare.

Now all I need is some time to catch up!

Journal Description

My life is, to me, ripe with frequent challenges, occasional successes, spontaneous laughter, adequate tears, and enough *life* to last me a lifetime. To you, however, it surely seems most pedestrian. And therefore, I recycle the name I used previously and call this my Notebooks of Daily Life. Daily, because it's everyday in nature, ordinary. These conglomeration of events that are my life are of interest to me because I live it, perhaps mildly so to those who are touched by it, and could only be of perverse, morbid curiosity to anyone else. Yet, I offer them here nonetheless. Make of them what you will, and perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.