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Ozymandius

Ozymandius is back on the air!

Posted on 2010.09.22 at 07:13
My laptop's fan died a couple of months ago, and I was dealing with sudden crashes after 20 to 40 minutes -- not knowing that the fan had curled up its tootsies. I knew it needed fixing, but couldn't afford the repairs. A friend who is well-placed in a repair shop offered to fix it for me free of charge.

I mailed it Parcel Post. It used to be that when I would mail a package, I would ask if they had a shipping method involving an Ox Cart. I will no longer do so, as I'm pretty sure Parcel Post actually uses one. It took two full days for the package to get from Pepperell, MA to Springfield, MA -- a town I can drive to within two hours. (My wife is going there today for an appearance by Christian Kane of Angel and Leverage.) It was nearly two weeks for the Ox to find its way to Alabama.

THere was a bonus, though. It used to be, when I'd get up in the wee hours of the morning, or the late hours of the night, if I wanted to chat or IM, I'd have to turn on a light, or hope my fingers remembered their home row. Since Ozymandius in for repairs anyway, I took the opportunity to have a backlit keyboard installed. Now I can compute in the dark!

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So this rocks!

Comments:


deena beena bo beena
almond_joyz at 2010-09-22 11:36 (UTC) (Link)
Well aren't you just uber special!!

That's really very cool!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2010-09-22 11:55 (UTC) (Link)
I am, in fact, too cool to be allowed to live.

Actually, though, when I ordered the computer, I not only didn't order the backlit keyboard, I sneered at it as a piece of worthless, useless, ostentatious compubling. But over the last several months of sitting here trying to angle a light so it would illuminate my keys without annoying me, I began to really long for one, and now that I've got it, I'm totally loving it. It makes a huge, gigantic difference to the overall useability of my computer, and I love it.
LJS
ljs at 2010-09-22 12:39 (UTC) (Link)
Very cool keyboard!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2010-09-22 23:34 (UTC) (Link)
It's really terribly useful!
Janice
faye_jan49 at 2010-09-22 13:13 (UTC) (Link)
Shipping things parcel post takes longer, no matter how short the distance it's going, for 2 reasons:

The package sits at the post office until:
1: There is a truck heading in the direction the package is going ...
2: It will be put on the aforementioned truck IF there is room for it. If not, it will sit at the post office until another truck is available.

I actually had a package shipped parcel post and it took over a month to arrive.....to a neighboring state.

Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2010-09-22 23:34 (UTC) (Link)
I'm still blaming the Ox.
Jenna: fomerly chocolate_coins
jennashaped at 2010-09-22 14:36 (UTC) (Link)
Gee, who's got the connections? Whoever it is, it must be a REALLY cool person...

Ahem.

*flips hair*
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2010-09-22 23:35 (UTC) (Link)
She's totally cool and hella-sexy, too!
cyclonejuliet
cyclonejuliet at 2010-09-22 20:49 (UTC) (Link)
very impressive - we have some fluro stickers on the keyboard of hubby's laptop as he was having similar problems. I will have to tell him about the backlight though.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2010-09-22 23:36 (UTC) (Link)
So, so worthwhile!
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