11 Sep

Keyboard

Today, our keyboard started randomly shifting so that iN tHE MIDDLE OF TYPING, EVERYTHING YOU WROTE BECAME ALL CAPS. I tried cleaning it thoroughly, which fixed the problem for about ten minutes. But then tHE PROBLEM RETURNED. I tried repeatedly tapping the shift keys to get the glitch worked out since in my experience, hitting machines often does work. And it actually did work. Kinda. I’d test out the keys by doing this: fgfgfgfgfgfgfgfgf. And it would be good for about twenty keystrokes, and then it would do this: fgfgfgfGFGFGFGFGFGFGFgfgfgFGFGFgfgfGFGFgfGFgfGFGfgFGFGFGFGF. SO THEN I GAVE UP AND GOT OUT THE OLD KEYBOARD.

YES, WE HAVE AN OLD KEYBOARD. IT’S THE ONE MY BROTHER TED SPILLED COKE ON AND WHICH APPLE THEN REPLACED FOR FREE WHEN WE CALLED THEM TO REPORT HOW IT DIDN’T WORK. I’VE KEPT IT IN THE BASEMENT ALL THESE YEARS JUST IN CASE OUR NEW KEYBOARD BEGAN DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

So I plugged in the old one and tested out the keys. They all work except for the last letter in the alphabet, which I can’t type right now since I’m using the old one. Luckily, that’s not a very common letter to use. I’ve typed this whole entry without once having to use it. Once, I was gonna write the more colloquial form of the word because, but I couldn’t since the last letter of the alphabet doesn’t exist on this keyboard.

I informed Eileen that our current problem would necessitate the purchase of a wireless keyboard and mouse plus the needed Bluetooth adaptor for the computer. It would only cost a total of $120 or so. But she argued me out of that logical decision and pointed out that just because we needed a replacement didn’t mean we needed to upgrade. Damn her reasoning! In the male world, replacement = upgrade. In Eileen’s world, upgrade = $100 more than is necessary.

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