Grr, after a hard reboot (very hard: maintenance person took the battery out) my laptop doesn't think it has a battery at all even though it's running on it. There's a workaround for that but I can't be hedgehogged to try it right now.
@ajroach42 Also there was a person who has the same thing I have, going somewhere random by public transport and being anonymous in the crowd to be MORE private than at home alone. Didn't get a chance to talk to them one-on-one, unfortunately.
@ajroach42 Already, at Worldcon, most people dress the way they would if the world was accepting of everything so *I* am not the person in weird clothes. Because nobody is.
@ajroach42 And the absolute high point of Worldcon: the neurodiversity meetup. The first two-thirds of it was mostly "Who else has x?", causing me to feel NORMAL for once.
@thraeryn The folks in question seem to think they can fix it, for money I can actually afford. Yay!
@artsyhonker Yes, there's that. I do miss the up arrow because it keeps me from playing Metal Blob Solid, which I just rediscovered.
@ajroach42 Well, some of it wasn't technically "this week". But still.
@artsyhonker Yes, though any other keyboard than my trusty Lenovo keyboard messes with muscle memory. I'd rather copy the missing characters from a text file that I've set up especially for that, and write a blog post in a text editor and adjust with cut and paste.
@OldBrushNewPaper It's in my writing space!
@kiesa Ooh! If I'd known that I'd have taken one.
Laptop update: repair shop ordered a T460 keyboard which is identical to the (unavailable) T480 keyboard; two weeks turnaround, in the meantime I can safely use the machine with an external keyboard and/or workarounds. Whew.
As much as we should push for Free/Libre or Open Source software, if there’s one thing I hate more than anything its DRM. DRM makes it so you don’t even own the things that you purchase.. I say that’s bullshit.
@cassolotl Pancake. Will do.
Belatedly, reminds me of the joke about the engineer who walks into a bar: https://twitter.com/sempf/status/514473420277694465
Once again, fanfic writers, get the names right! If you can spell, please do so, and otherwise get some good beta readers!
@thraeryn I absolutely love my Lenovo keyboard, having to use an external keyboard would make it much more difficult to write. The main reason I bought this Lenovo *is* the keyboard.
@thraeryn Found something near-ish on the web which I remember being useful when it was still nearer (they were in the town centre and moved to a more industrial location). Will try calling them when they start their working day at 10.
@thraeryn It is an integrated keyboard. Would have to rinse the whole machine, which I am loath to try.