I just got a new laptop. Been looking for a while. Mostly I needed something I could take into town to get work down while visible on Main St or so. The one I got has up to 7 hour battery, which is perfect.
Today is May 4th, hence "May the fourth be with you" aka "Star Wars Day." Now I wouldn't be a geek without bringing some attention to this, but I want to draw a clear distinction here. I have watched all the Star Wars movies, I enjoyed them, even the ones with Jar Jar Binks. I have memorized many lines, but I'm not super sold that it is the all to end all of SciFi. I have read a few dozen of the books, I'm an avid reader so I was bound to read several. Most are short enough I can knock out a couple a day even on my current schedule. Some of the books are great, some are terrible. I've also … [Read more...]
A few weeks ago I started having problems with my keyboard. It was intermittent, and not really a big deal. Mostly the right arrow key would randomly not work. Then it started getting less intermittent and more mittent? We'll go with permanent since spell check seems to think mittent isn't a word. I can live without the right arrow key, but then the letter "m" started acting up. Since my spelling is problematic I didn't notice for a while, but it got pretty bad so that I had to really mash the "m" key. I tried taking the keyboard apart and cleaning the key and that helped for a bit, but … [Read more...]