my keyboard’s back

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and it’s better than ever.

It’s been a very long week. The past few days have been awesome but beyond insanely busy. Thankfully my RAM and usb2ps2 convertor came yesterday and my wonderful husband installed it for me (we fight over who gets to do the geek things). I came home a short bit ago, and didn’t have to deal with small screws and putting in the chips and I knew that my keyboard would work (a huge relief).

Using my keyboard is a bit surreal, it brings back memories of undergraduate life both good and bad. It is a bit freaky to have my laptop is just sitting there and the words [that I’m thinking] will appear on the screen without my fingers on its keyboard. (I’ve played vnc tricks on people but this is really weird).

I’m not going to show you a picture of my keyboard because I don’t want to be responsible for anyone loosing their lunch. I still have much to do in terms of cleaning before E might touch it. ;) Rubbing alcohol and qtips ar emy friend. That the keys pop off super easy too has always made me happy.

Even with the extreme grime, using it is beyond awesome. It is quite comfortable to type, and to type with dvorak no matter which application I’m in. I have to fix a few things to make everything work as I want but by default? Life is pleasant and can only get better. Some people have complained thath there are a total of 12 keys that only the thumbs (6 each) can use. I’m a bassoonist. This is child’s play and there is actually less reach for me on this keyboard than on a horn.

Having the extra gig of RAM has also been what I needed. When I get a chance to spend more than the half an hour just now (such as the next couple of hours) I’m quite sure I’ll come to realize how nice this present to myself is.

After next week I should be able to catch my breath (famous last words) and maybe start to catch up on email, rss feeds, and cleaning.

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