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Donna has requested I ask my readers what this is:

Googling didn’t help, probably since I have no idea what it is called! She found it on a page in a magazine.

Anybody know?

The Washed Keyboard

OK. This experiment didn’t work! Lol. I washed it last night and when I used it briefly this morning, it worked perfectly!

But when I got home this afternoon, the whole bottom row of keys was inoperative! Lol. So washing/rinsing a keyboard is not the right solution! (No pun intended.)

Fortunately I had a new keyboard stashed and that is what I am using. I was surprised that it had a PS-2 connector! So 20th century. Lol!

Washing a Keyboard

Last night, just before I went to bed, I was watching John Stewart on TV with the lights out as I finished my wine. I reached to take another sip and . . ., Oh, crap! Wine all over the keyboard! This was a new cordless keyboard I really liked!

I literally dumped it out then wiped the surface with a napkin. Then took it over and shook more wine out over the sink! I did that until no more came out of the keyboard. I let it dry overnight.

This morning, it was obvious I didn’t get it all out! Lol. Many keys were hard to make work. I spent a lot of time making corrections! Finally, I got fed up this afternoon and took the batteries out of the thing and took it over to the sink and used the sprayer on it! Then sun dried it. Much better! There is some hesitation yet but another rinsing may fix it!

I don’t remember their claiming it is washable but it sems to be! OK, that shows it still has prolems! But you shoulda seen it befoe! 😀

Dead UPS

The battery UPS for my computer was crippled last week by a power surge created by a lightening strike. Day before yesterday it refused to power up after a storm. I temporarily rigged up a power strip. When I went to town, I bought a UPS at Office Depot. Today during a power outage, I made the trade.

The old one and the new one have near the same capacity, well, near what it did. But the old one weighed 12# on our scales; the new one doesn’t even register! I almost threw it over my head when I picked it up in the store! Wow! There wasn’t that much dust on it! Lol.

They have come a long way. It is still a lead acid unit but they have redesigned the plates. Or something.