Well, this is annoying... my MacBook keyboard has started to go flaky, with several keys no longer working... the “” key, the “” key, and the “” key. Don't see them? Dooh! I can't type them, silly! 🙂
One of the regrettable side effects of Apple's exceedingly-compact, dense designs is that repair/replacement of parts can be “challenging”, to phrase it kindly, and the keyboard is a good example: a key is “repaired” by disassembling almost the entire main body and replacing the whole keyboard assembly.
I've got the “AppleCare” extended warranty so I can get it fixed plenty easily, nevertheless still a hassle, especially since the problem appeared at the start of a three-day weekend. (Monday is the “Respect for the Aged” holiday in Japan.) The day after that, I'll take the laptop to the repair place and hope it's something they can do on site, knowing I'll probably lose the laptop for a week or more. 🙁
So, we'll probably see zero posts on my blog for a while, except that perhaps this will be motivation for me to finally clean my office desk to the point that I can access my MacPro (my desktop Mac). These days, I normally do all my work with my laptop while reclining in a big soft La-Z-Boy, so my desk has grown to be a vast wasteland of random debris piled in layers over time. If I clean, I'll be astonished if I don't find a fossil or two.
I will soothe the pain this evening by (yet again) drowning myself in beef and beer at the great BBQ/Beer garden feast at the hotel next to the (oddly-named) Qanat Mall, as I've written of several times.
PS: if my prose on this post seems a bit stilted this time, it's owing to the fact that I can't type the letter “” (again, I can't type it!), so I've had to find alternative ways to phrase things. Which letter? That's for the reader to decipher. 🙂 Here's a hint: this post has every letter except the one I can't type.
Here's another hint: to write this post while avoiding the letter that my keyboard rejects, I had to often refer to my thesars.