Saturday, May 24, 2008

Have you ever noticed

how cool certain features of computers are? How you come to rely on them being there? Rely on them so much that you pretty much forget that they are there until they don't work right? (Kind of like breathing?) Really, really cool features, like an "Enter" key? Seriously, how often do you use yours? I bet you don't even realize how much, it is so automatic to expect it to work. I can assure you, I had no idea until mine stopped working this week. Well, if I poke it repeatedly (and with a little bit of extra gusto than usual), it will work, but I am well aware that this is not a very good idea; apparently it will also work if I just push down hard enough on it. I, however, do not normally employ that method of keystrokes when using Miss Kaylee. I bet if the person she was named after was here, she could fix it. Since I really don't expect her to be stopping by for a visit anytime soon, I will be waiting for Hubband to get home next week to take a look. In the meantime, he has suggested I grab one of the keyboards out of his office to use. The keyboard is bigger than the computer, and noisier (no wonder I can hear typing above my head all day long). Plus there really isn't that much room for it on a permanent basis. Right now it is in my lap, but there are several other things that belong there instead. Fortunately, only one of them complains. DTY says we might be able to re-rout the "Shift" key below it to be an "Enter" key, but I am not sure my brain is up to learning a new keyboarding style.

Fortunately, it is able to move on to other topics, mostly for self-preservation.

Sometimes there are artifacts of our childhood that bring back great memories. It is interesting how we often acquire similar ones in our adulthood that become the childhood artifacts for the next generation. I am hoping that the one from my childhood will get to come live at my house someday. DTE has already told me she wants hers.

5 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

I giggled when I read about what the DTE wanted to do to fix it. LOL I can just see her taking your keyboard apart. :-)

momlee said...

So that's why you wanted to "get a picture of a bowl" before you left. It will probably live at your house someday - unless your brothers object very strongly - but it stays here for awhile - it is actually an artifact of MY childhood, and even more, it reminds me of great times making cookies in it for three kids. If I managed to get the cookies made before the dough all got eaten raw.

momlee said...

Sourdough stuff, too.

bruce said...

Dibs on the bowl, please.. Ms B3 has a lot. Of course, perhaps we can all talk about it? over cookies? haha

Arthur said...

Um, that bowl, a couple of spoons/spatulas, and three or four cook-books all have three-way dibs, I think. As to "talking about it [them?]", I think that is a good idea. I sure can't think of any other good way to resolve where they go. (Cutting any of them in thirds would sort of defeat the point, don't you think?)