Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I tend to keep a glass of water with me that I sip on throughout the day. I had just filled a large glass and was settling into some computer time when I spilled the whole glass all over the keyboard. Splash.

Water is good for people, not so good for keyboards. The keyboard does look a lot cleaner, but the number keys at the top of the letters don't work, and the control key. And the batch of keys in the center - the home key, the delete key. And the exclamation mark. Amazing how often I use them.

I'm just glad that the system is designed to allow me more than one way to do the same thing. The thing I miss the most is the at sign, I haven't figured out how to do it, and now I have to copy and paste it from one of my emails. I'm just glad it didn't damage anything else.

I did buy another keyboard - the box says it is spill resistant. I've just have been too lazy to do the switch.


Sunshine said...

Oh, what a shitty thing to happen!

How can you possibly type without all those keys? Are you clicking on the letters with your mouse in an on-screen keyboard? I wouldn't have the patience for that. There must be a faster way, or you couldn't possibly have typed that much, yes?

Hope the new keyboard keeps its promise ;)


Allie said...

Hahaha - I think we've all done this at least once - although I spill coffee, not water. I used to take care of the computers where I worked, and I'd get so mad at people who spilled things on their keyboards and fried them, until *I* did it!
Spill-proof keyboard - I'll have to check into that.

Lynda said...

How annoying! Why couldn't it have spilled on the floor! Never mind, maybe it was time for a new keyboard!