Mudcat Café message #3998034 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3998034
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
27-Jun-19 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Solving large and small puzzles today. Last night the keyboard starting reversing itself (like caps lock was on) but I couldn't get it to respond to a change. This morning I tried searching and noticed the mouse was out of sorts also. I finally realized that my favorite keyboard (I have two attached at the moment) had the shift key stuck in the depressed position. Probably damaged by ceiling-falling damage, but it's back in position now and the computer isn't acting insanely any more. I like the "Unicomp" sturdy keyboard that uses the IBM Selectric key spacing and technology, but that old keyboard doesn't have the "Windows" button on it. So the flimsy Dell keyboard is there in case I need to push the Windows button. Next time I order a new Unicomp I'll get the one with the Windows button (it just did it again - I think the buckle under the key is broken).

Well, that didn't take long: the shift key is sticking again. New Unicomp keyboard ordered. Chalk another expense up to the ceiling.

Two bags of collected insulation are now up in the attic where it can be redistributed once the patch is in place (if a new ceiling is required there will be a lot more bags of insulation joining them. I don't want to switch to fibreglass.)