Friday, December 27, 2013

The best laid plans

There I was on Christmas Eve, all set to add a post wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.  And found my keyboard had died.  It was working just fine the previous day, but there wasn't so much as a spark.  It's a wireless thing so we assumed it needed new batteries, found out how to get inside and fitted those.  Nothing happened.  We tried hitting the 'reconnect' button on the keyboard and the connector.  Nothing happened.  We tried rebooting.  Nothing happened.  We jumped up and down on the keyboard.  Nothing... well, you get the picture.

By that stage we simply didn't have time to rush out and buy a new one, and of course all the shops are closed on Christmas Day.  So I dug out an elderly netbook and thought I'd manage on that.  Wrong!  It's loaded with Windows XP and an old version of Internet Explorer, which Google in its wisdom no longer recognises.  I tried logging onto my blogger account. Nothing happened.  I loaded Firefox instead and tried again.  Nothing happened.  Finally, I've given in and loaded Chrome, which I already hate but which has at least given me access to my own blinking account.  So here I am, only two days late, to say 'Happy Christmas'.  Hope it was a good one.

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