Can’t sit a my keyboard Open Thread

Thought-Bubble-White-Board_8296556As all of you have surely realized, I’m a desktop computer person. Having an ergonomically-curved keyboard at my desk makes for effortless typing. I can’t type when the keyboard is in my lap nor do I do well on traditional flat keyboards, which start me on the road to tendonitis, slowly me down.

I mention all this because I haven’t been able to get to my desktop today. Indeed, between driving children, getting my mom to a doctor’s appointment, and repeated trips to the front door to let in dog walkers and helpful neighbors (trips made slower than usual by a pinched nerve in my shoulder), I was not only separated from my keyboard, I was also unable to hook myself up to my perpetual motion machine. Now that the dogs are walked, the children driven, the food delivered, and my mom checked out, I’ve got to take care of the knee — so I’m flat on my back, watching TV and struggling through two-finger typing on the iPad.

Fortunately, I have a dog camped out on my chest, a couple of warm blankets, and a full tummy thanks to my friends. It could be worse. Indeed, the only regret I have now is that I can’t blog.

Tomorrow will be the same, as I have to get my mom to smother doctor’s appointment, in addition to the regularly scheduled interruptions. For the time being, this Open Thread will have to do.

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  • Navy Bob

    Book, I agree with you that the I-pad keyboard stifles ones ability to write. But it is handy to browse the web while sitting in the car waiting for someone.  When you have such a moment browse this site: “”  Great article on some points you have often made. 

  • lee

    It’s the City of Brotherly Love and Holder ♥’d the new black panthers.

  • David Foster

    I can type reasonably fast on iPad or Android tablet, especially in the horizontal position, but not fast enough to do, say, a long blog post.
    There are various accessory keyboard available for tablets & phones…has anyone found one that they like?

  • jj

    Time to look into Dragon, every iteration of which is an improvement.  It’s well along the road to eliminating keyboards altogether.

  • Ymarsakar

    Voice dictation seems have come up after R/D progressed on Iraqi veterans recuperating in hospitals.

  • jj

    Something Rush Limbaugh has been talking about.  The quote is Rush, a little while ago.
    Here are the details if this is the first you are hearing of this.  “The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is poised to place government monitors in newsrooms across the country in an absurdly –” I’m reading from, Matthew Clark.  It’s the best summary of the details.  The Regime “is poised to place government monitors in newsrooms across the country in an absurdly draconian attempt to intimidate and control the media. Before you dismiss this assertion as utterly preposterous … this bombshell of an accusation comes from an actual FCC Commissioner.”
    I have no difficulty believing this, given the current state of the nation and where we are.  Little Jugears has fundamentally changed America, all right.

  • DL Sly

    You’re going to get your mother to smother her doctors?  Very kewl!
    Apparently  not a *doctor* you wanted to  keep?

    • Ymarsakar

      People always have their favorites.


    Insurance Pools for ‘High-Risk’ (pre-existing medical conditions) are running out of money.
    From its start in summer 2010, the program was thought of as a temporary bridge for those who are uninsured. The plan, however, was for the pools to last until 2014, when Obamacare will prevent insurers from rejecting people who are already sick, enabling them to buy plans through the private market. Analysts have consistently doubted whether the $5 billion allocated by Congress for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan — as the program is called — would be sufficient.
    “A full count of actual enrollment will be available when that system is finished, the White House has said.”
    Literally and figuratively the last sentence in the article sums up the article and all others. Well, there ya have it.  No one knows or will know zip, nada and zilch until he’s out of office. If you thought the current Obama administration is outrageous, expensive, disastrous and lacking any moral compass and national or foreign policy;  the post-Obama administration is gonna be a doozy.  It will make Chernobyl and Fukushima seem like spilt milk and we will be mopping up the mess forever.

  • Caped Crusader