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14 July 2005 @ 02:56 pm
Can you say "planned obsolescence"?  
Remember how Martin needed to replace his laptop's computer keyboard? Did you know we bought our laptops on the same day? Can you say "planned obsolescence"? I knew you could. In other news, thanks, kingu, for allowing us to continue borrowing your external keyboard. Here's an example of something I typed on kingu's external keyboard, and on my laptop's keyboard....

now is the time for good men to come to the aid of the quick brown fox jumping over the lazy dog
n6w 5s the t50e f6r g66d 0en t6 c60e t6 the a5d 6f the q45c2 br6wn f6x 140-5ng 6ver the 3azy d6g

Off to spend another 40 dollars on laptop parts...

Update PS Thing: If you haven't added potterpuffs to your friends list, you should.

Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Martin singing that "NaNAnananana HANK" starbucks commercial
Nikki Fayre: Zen - c/o Frittersnfayre on July 14th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
Ouch... I think you need a new keyboard my dear...

Kudos to kingu for his kindness.

Now try saying that 10 times really fast :Þ
Fritters: Ed Resting by Frittersfritters on July 14th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
Now try saying that 10 times really fast :Þ

I know better ^_^

FYI, I added an update ps thingy....
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: bouncy - takhisisspazzychic on July 14th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)

The laptop thing sucks.

However, the world is a better place because of Potterpuffs.
Fritters: Bitter Ray of Sunshine by Frittersfritters on July 14th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
It's hard to believe they didn't do the laptop thing on purpose, isn't it?
perlee_grace on July 15th, 2005 04:42 am (UTC)
Damn, that sucks. (Shakes head and grumbles about stupid planned obsolescence...)

And yes. PotterPuffs. Can't go wrong with that. :-)
postrophe on July 15th, 2005 07:57 am (UTC)
*MmrrmmphfffSplutter*... "Projo Quojo"?!!???


Fritters: TT BB Confused by shamanic_nurikofritters on July 15th, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
postrophe on July 15th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC)
You din't see it? It was one of the first few cuts from Potterpuffs...

Just the concept of MojoJojo as Quirrel... LOL! (they even both have turbans!)


Fritters: Gir Beating with text by inane and frittfritters on July 15th, 2005 08:44 am (UTC)
Oh, THAT, yes, I saw that, I just thought for some reason you were commenting on the keyboard....
Garykingu on July 15th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
Err...from the example I'd say that the numlock is turned on. o=6. i=5, u=4, etc. Not that a new keyboard is something to discount; it always feels better, but in this case, I don't think it's broke.
Fritters: TT Robin Shocked by Frittersfritters on July 16th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
Let's test that theory.

OMG you're right.

We just spent 40 dollars we didn't need to.

I am officially mortified.

*falls dead*
Garykingu on July 16th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
How about just returning the new keyboard? Honestly, I don't think it is wasted money because eventually, no matter what, you'll need a new keyboard. Laptops always eat through keyboards with use; it is the nature of the beast, alas. Especially the thin keyboards they use now a days.

(The old Thinkpad keyboards I swear will continue working beyond my lifetime. Good old IBM engineering.)
Frittersfritters on July 16th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
I asked them if it was too late to cancel the order and get a refund, but I expect it is. If it is, then we'll just leave it in an "emergency parts" pile. The fourty would be handy this month, though. I feel like a moron.