My Computer Is Down! : LUSENET : Hedgehog Talk : One Thread

Hi, ducks, guess what! I spilt like two drops of milk on my laptop keyboard last night, and the keyboard isn't working at all, not one little bit, which wouldn't be a problem, since I use an attached keyboard, except for the fact that the button that I have to press to turn the screen on isn't working--you know, the button that doesn't exist on a regular keyboard!

I am currently typing this on Cynthia's computer, and for some reason or another, I can't set up my ftp on this computer. I set up the settings and yet it spits them out at me ignominiously.

Also, I can't get my Eudora to work, and the settings are right there as well. It's highly annoying. I think that I'm just going to have to get my bloody computer fixed, and since FTPing appears to be out of the question for awhile, this is the only place I can post to.

Life is tough.

-- Kymm Zuckert (, July 16, 2000


Strange coincidence - I spilt coffee on my keyboard on Friday night, and it stopped working. It's not a laptop, though, so ten quid got me a new one. I don't like the new one, though. I need to find one that's a bit more "clicky".

Anyway, I'm glad your silence is just a technical difficulty... I just hope it's not too expensive.

-- Rob Brewer (, July 16, 2000.

You and me both, babe. My main problem, though, is that I have no idea what to do in my apartment without my computer! It's terribly upsetting. I guess I'll sleep more.

-- Kymm Zuckert (, July 16, 2000.

I was wondering if you'd DIED. Better your computer than you!

-- tracing (, July 16, 2000.

So, there's probably a reason you can't use the keyboard that's on the laptop itself, but since I don't know laptops from nuttin, I won't ask.

-- Dave (, July 17, 2000.

I'm glad I'm not the only one with technical difficulties - my modem blew out during an electrical storm (of course I would never be intelligent enough to unplug the phone connection during one of these) so now I am using my laptop to get by. I am such an online junkie - I think I could survive longer without food than I could without a modem.

Good luck fixing your machine!

-- Kelly (, July 17, 2000.

Kymm, if your computer is down, post your entries here for the nonce, then transfer to html later.

no more eating or drinking at the keyboard (she said, sipping a diet coke).

Anita of Anita's BOD and Anita's LOL

-- Anita Rowland (, July 18, 2000.

I'd like to, but I haven't got the time either at work or at Cynthia's house to sepnd an hour a day writing an entry, though I do promise little mini-entries like I'm doing now. I'm writing paper entries and will post them all when I'm back online again. Whenever that will be.

-- Kymm Zuckert (, July 18, 2000.

I shared Tracing's fear that Kymm was dead :( or seriously incapacitated.

Glad to know she's not.

But it made me wonder (as I said to Kymm in email) how many of us journalers have an "alternate plan z" in case something *does* happen to us... friends with our FTP info, anything like that. It would be just bizarre for a regular journaler to suddenly stop and have their site stay up until their server took it down. Eerie.

-- Tynan (, July 18, 2000.

I am so relieved! I too thought something horrible had happened to Kymm! Living in NYC, riding those silly vans, pants falling down at street corners, what next! ACK!

Glad to know you are alive, get that computer well! I am going through Kymm-withdrawals here! Gabby

-- (, July 18, 2000.

Gah, it's an epidemic. A while ago one of the foster kittens knocked my laptop off my knees backwards onto the floor -- it fell perhaps eighteen inches onto a surface that was carpeted WITH an area rug over it, may as well have landed on a bedroom pillow -- and a day later it died. After letting the PowerBook fester for a few days I finally took it to Westwind, where they discovered that the power connector on the back had been jogged out of place. So that was a $97 soldering-iron procedure.

Worse, during the same timeframe the kittens knocked my Palm Pilot onto the kitchen floor and the glass broke on the screen, so it's no longer responsive to the stylus, and because they had also incapacitated the laptop I had no way of hot-synching it before I sent it back to Palm.

They were going for the mobile phone next, but I have foiled them by keeping it a latched pocket in my backpack. The one time I set it on the arm of the sofa it was belly-up on the floor mere seconds later. Cats hate technology. Personally, I would be less suspicious of a few droplets of milk than I would of Them Bad Kitties.

And people still ask me "Oh, how can you keep them just a few weeks and then give them back to the shelter?" Ho ho ho. At least I'm not SCARRED FOR LIFE.

-- Kim Rollins (, July 18, 2000.

Well, usually it's Then Bad Kitties, God knows that labtop is so full of hair it won't get any fuller, not to mention when they ripped off the keys, and they are always running over it, but I can't even blame them for jogging my arm when I poured the milk or anything, it was all my fault.

The scarring for life, however, was not!

-- Kymm Zuckert (, July 18, 2000.

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