Baboon Pirates

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Looking For Space


I certainly didn't intend to go almost a week without posting, but my cunning scheme to post a couple of things over the weekend was scotched by a recalcitrant keyboard.

For the 2nd time in 2 months, my keyboard had an essential key go tits-up, making the job of posting to be more trouble than it was worth.

I'm kind of peeved.  I will freely admit to killing the first keyboard.  Years of eating dinner whilst websurfing had led to something akin to the contents of your toaster's crumb pan smooshed under the keys.  Add in the occasional drink spill, and it's no surprise that something gummed up the works, rendering the gizmo hors de combat.

The second keyboard was still in the protective plastic.  I'd kept a spare handy, and this one was brand-spankin' new.  Didn't stop the space bar from suddenly ceasing to issue spaces.

There's a lot of keys you can learn to do without.  Alas,thespacebarisnotoneofthosekeys.  There's a way to go into the Mac version of KeyCaps and manually insert a space, but to riff on a current meme, "Ain't nobody got time for that!"

So, onto eBay to find yet another replacement.  Fortunately, Apple keyboards are just about a dime a dozen these days, a far cry from 10 years back when they'd run you over $100 a pop.