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RSD is still without a proper computer and is feeling very cranky about it

What the title says, basically. ("That she refers to herself in the third person is especially troublesome - psychiatric help is recommend".)

I'm typing this on my honey' s iPod and I honestly don't know how the rest of the world manages with these things. (Note to self - schedule that overdue eye exam.). How are we NOT be becoming a world of blind people, stooped and hunched over like Chinese rug makers at their looms?

Bifocal lenses ahoy.

Also. I am left handed but can type on this fractionally better with my right hand.  There's something about the design that feels as though it's meant to be held that way because the designers presumed such. (I am not making this up btw - I had to get rid of a vegetable peeler for that reason, and I'm slightly ambidextrous to start.)

More proof that lefties are discriminated against when it comes to product design and engineering!   ("Subject displays increasing signs of an anxiety and paranoia....")

And why are the symbols upon which my Internet life depends - * < > _ =  , et cetera located three keyboards deep? What about MY needs?

On the upside (have to look for that, right?) there are also symbol for pounds and euros = £ and € respectively. Also a ¥ symbol. Whatever the heck that is.

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My downstairs/down the hall neighbors argue very loudly quite a lot. Right now in fact. They sound like my mom and stepdad #1 when I was a little, burying my head beneath the bedcovers to block them out. It never worked. Living  in houses or flats with just one neighbor really spoiled me.

Now I know why The Powers That Be invented radios and gramaphones.
Your icon is just perfect. Sometimes I'm still struck by how much I miss Tara because I'll randomly notice (for the nth time) that no one on the Internet can spell. Hmf.
OMG I had completely forgotten about Tara's line, great catch!

I saw your last post about witches btw and completely agree about Tara - I miss her too. And, it's nice to see her getting the love she deserves.
Heh. I'm actually working on my NEXT post about witches right the fuck now, and Tara will be featured in it if I can ever get through all of my gushing about Willow. I love Tara, obviously, but Willow is basically my second-favorite witch of all time.
I also hate going online with those little things (my telephone included) The text is too small and it's always difficult to hit the right letter when you write! *whines*

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I also hate going online with those little things (my telephone included) The text is too small and it's always difficult to hit the right letter when you write! *whines*

Whining right along with you, sweetie. A few years ago I asked a friend to NOT text me because it's too much of a pain in the ass (or thumb) to reply. Call or email. She did it again and I was like, what part of "don't text me" don't you understand?
I honestly don't know how the rest of the world manages with these things. I know tons of people who love their tablets but that touch screen drives me crazy. Maybe it's because my hands are always cold but I have to touch the touch screen 4 or 5 times before it recognizes the touch.

More proof that lefties are discriminated against when it comes to product design and engineering! I wouldn't be surprised but many things are harder for lefties. Most of my left handed friends have a hard time crocheting. I recently read a tutorial on crocheting and it recommended lefties to crochet with their right hand. *shrugs*

And why are the symbols upon which my Internet life depends - * < > _ = , et cetera located three keyboards deep? This and the touch screen issue are some of the reasons I only read books and emails on my tablet.
Maybe it's because my hands are always cold but I have to touch the touch screen 4 or 5 times before it recognizes the touch.

Ugh, yes. And then letters is use all the time at the bottom row - c, b, n, m - are right above the space bar and there is NO space or margin between, so I keep hitting the space bar instead.

Most of my left handed friends have a hard time crocheting. I recently read a tutorial on crocheting and it recommended lefties to crochet with their right hand.

When I was a little girl my mom taught me crochet by teaching me right-hand, then I simply reversed it. I was still somewhat ambidextrous (my teachers tried to force me into right-handedness, ha) and my brain was probably quite a bit more supple at the time. I had another crochet workshop a few years ago by a supposedly experienced teacher and she was completely thrown by my left-handedness. I finally told her to teach me right-handed and I'd adjust.

I don't think I could actually crochet with my right hand though.

This and the touch screen issue are some of the reasons I only read books and emails on my tablet.

That make sense. I don't have a tablet for reading because I have a hard enough time reading long stories on a desktop computer; when it comes to literature I NEED a book in my hands.
Believe me, I feel your iPod posting pain - also agree about the annoyances of touch screen keypads.


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My honey is bringing home the laptop today from the shop and the desktop should be arriving in about a week. *shakes pom-poms*

Did you know that the new iMac's DO NOT have a slot to play/burn a CD or DVD anymore? we had to buy a separate drive for that. That's just dumb IMHO.
Just to show I sympathize I'm writing this on my phone, even though my computer is right in front of me. I think an addiction to technology is necessary to really appreciate smart phones. I love mine because I become bored easily and this way the Internet is always at my clumsy fingertips. I know kwritten was recently computer-less, so you are not alone.
I'm writing this on my phone, even though my computer is right in front of me.

*LMAO*

I admit I don't even know what the hell a smart phone is (you mean like an iphone?)
Yep. My iPhone keeps me sane. I was off the grid for the past two without cell service, and I almost had an anxiety attack.
he thought, apparently, that I was walking too loudly.

I got that complaint once years ago from another neighbor. I do tend to pace a bit, admittedly, but one can walk only so far in a tiny apartment!

I think people who are grumpy about noises and know it (like our former downstairs neighbor who moved out after the fire in August) need to get white noise machines, wear earplugs, or just learn to deal. It's an APARTMENT - you're surrounded by other people. This should not be a surprise.
As a fellow leftie I feel your pain. I have also suffered the vegetable peeler problem, which is completely ridiculous in this day and age (and I'm also slightly ambidextrous). Weirdly enough I use my computer mouse with my right hand, but if I have to type on a touch screen I use my left.
I have also suffered the vegetable peeler problem, which is completely ridiculous in this day and age (and I'm also slightly ambidextrous).

And it was weird because I tried using it with both hands several times, inspected the handle, and realized it had to be something very very slight in the design - fractions of millimeters perhaps. But I should think that good ambidextrous engineering would not be hard at all. (the OXO or other brands with fat, semi-soft handles are generally good for that; and in fact my new vegetable peeler is that brand and I have no problem with it.)

And I use the mouse with my right hand as well, I thought I was weird somehow.(Also, my manual Good Cooks can opener - I hold it with my left but turn the crank with my right.) Do you suppose that lefties are more likely (statistically) to tend to be ambidextrous? When I entered school I supposedly could write with both hands but my teachers tried to force me into right-handedness. The joke was on them.
Touchscreen keypads are a pain. I get so frustrated when I have to blog from my mom's iPad.

*hugs*
I've lost three replies I've tried to send in the last week on the ipod, so why even bother? It's too small to even see for any serious writing. I've tried the ipad in the stores and it's better but it still feels like a toy to me. The good news is that the laptop is coming home today and we're picking up a new Mac desktop in about a week.
There's reason I kept my old laptop for emergencies. If I don't have a real keyboard I turn murderous. It's also why my pen, and not my phone is my best friend.

And I'm sorry about your neighbours. I have nightmare ones that like to have screaming matches at 2AM, so I know how you feel. Sometimes i have to sleep with earphones in just to drown out the shrieks. I swear the woman is a banshee, and she likes to take her anger out on the furniture. It sucks.
I always have pen and a notebook on me or near me whenever I go out

Of course in the few days w/out the computer I've actually been writing again!

Last night I wore earplugs because they were talking loudly not arguing. I would be a nervous wreck with a neighbor like yours