I missed out on yesterday's entry. Twas a bad day - in more ways than one. As well as being one of my "two-stick" days, with feet playing up now as well as hands ... my laptop keyboard decided to end its life. It just doesn't work anymore. The monitor is fine, just as normal and negotiates mouse strokes etc as normal, but if I want to type anything into a search bar, or log in to forums etc, zilch. All keys are dead. I do have an inbuilt "touch screen keyboard", but this is an insufferably time-consuming and frustrating task where I need to click on to each letter with the mouse (or with my finger - which is out of the question with the painful arthritic hands situation
) and it types each letter/space/full-stop etc one-by-one with each click.
(taking something like 20 mins per word!) I investigated and followed all the suggested procedures to try and rectify the keyboard, but all of that just confirmed that the keyboard is finished - kaput.
Luckily, I already have a remote keyboard which works on Bluetooth, which I normally use on bad hand days to type in sms texts into my phone; means I don't have to hold the phone in one hand and try to negotiate the tiny letters on phone with one finger or phone. It's an absolute life-saver on those bad hand days.
Well, I have now set that up to work with my laptop. Hooray! Works well.
It's obviously time to invest in a new laptop, but in the meantime this fill-in situation is working well.
There is also a "Talk to type and send etc" option for the phone, which I can alternatively use for the phone.
So, before I post up today's 'Day in History', here's a quick summary of yesterday's:
(Topically nteresting to note the creation of the EU on this day in 1957)!
What Happened On This Day – 25 March
1995 WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, is launchedWard Cunningham introduced the wiki, or user-editable website. Today, Wikipedia is the world's most well known and widely used wiki.
1988 Thousands of people join the first peaceful demonstrations against the communist regime in CzechoslovakiaThe Candle Demonstration was brutally dispersed by the Police but was the first step towards the Velvet Revolution that resulted in the establishment of democracy in the country.
1975 King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is assassinated by his nephewDespite the king's dying wish that the life of the assassin be spared, Faisal bin Musaid was publicly executed on June 18, 1975.
1957 6 countries found the European Economic CommunityThe EEC's establishment was an important step towards European integration and the creation of the European Union (EU).
1949 The Soviet Union begins deporting some 90,000 Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians to some of Russia's most inhospitable areasOperation Priboi, also known as March deportation, was designed to weaken the Baltic nationalist movement. Most of the deportees, labeled “enemies of the people” by the Soviet authorities, were women and children.