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Whole Again

My main computer is running again. It was doing all sorts of odd things, flickering and crashing and opening programs I didn't open. I thought maybe a cable was loose or there was a mound of dust on some vital component but when I took the thing apart, there was no sign of any of that. Then I finally figured it out…

It wasn't the computer. It was the keyboard. The "Enter" key was stuck in the down position so it was sending an avalanche of commands every second and the computer was overloading. I replaced the keyboard with one of the many in my closet and suddenly, all was fine.

And lucky I figured it out when I did. If I'd gone to the hassle of taking it in to my tech expert, the following would have happened. I'd have lugged it downstairs to my car. I'd have driven 20-30 minutes to my tech expert…but I wouldn't have taken the keyboard along. I would have carried the CPU into his workroom, he would have hooked it up with one of his keyboards and the thing would have worked fine. I would then have hauled it out to my car, brought it home, carried it upstairs to my office, hooked it up again…and it wouldn't have worked. You can imagine how much fun that would have been.

So I'm back but I'm not back because I have a load of stuff to do. I'll post something here before long…