I’ve written not one word since 30 November, mainly because technology hates me. My desktop computer died a few weeks ago and it took a while to work out what was causing the problem – overheating – and then fix it. I got it back yesterday and set it up this morning, only to find the keyboard won’t work. There’s a keyboard installed, it’s just not my keyboard. It’s REALLY difficult to enter details of a new keyboard without a keyboard for input.
As well as that, my phone has been on the blink for most of November. You might think that was a colloquialism, but it’s actually literal. My phone screen has been blinking intermittently making it almost impossible to see what’s on the screen. It’s still under warranty but they wouldn’t consider replacing it until they had proof that there was a problem. Because it’s intermittent, it never happened when I had the phone in the store, so I videod it a few times. They’ve now requested a replacement phone for me which should arrive mid-week.
You’d think that would be enough technological problems for a while, but no. My pen that works with my Surface, dropped off the desk. The stylus was broken so I replaced it with one of the others but I’ve never been able to get them to work. It’s less than a year old, so under warranty, but I didn’t think they’d replace it. I told them it had been dropped but they didn’t argue about it at all, just needed to see the receipt, then gave me a new one. That will get installed tonight.
Hopefully that will be all for those sorts of problems for a while. I don’t have that many more gadgets that could have problems. I’ve probably just jinxed myself, haven’t I? I’ll wake up tomorrow to find my iPad broken and my Surface sending me strange messages.
E E Montgomery
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