Given the amount of work I find myself doing prior to the holidays (Christmas for me), I have plenty to say, but no time to spend saying it. Perhaps that is a good thing when it comes to NOT filling cyberspace with useless blogging.
That said, I will post a comment about my HP laptop nc6400 in the hopes that it might actually elicit some response or at least empathy in this holiday season. Not only is my comment related to the "technical" nature of this site, but it is relevant to the meaning of second language acqusition. Bottom line: my keyboard is out of control. If I were typing from the nc6400, you would be seeing the following language:
MMMMMMMMMMyyyyyyyyyy llppppppptopppppppppppp iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis *damn* nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnot wwwwwworrkkkkkkkkkiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnng.
I have tried cleaning the keyboards with air pressure cans. I have checked and updated loads of drivers. I've run extra scans for bots, worms, viruses, spies, and you name it. I have written to HP, and I have screamed a lot. The crazy thing is that the problem comes and goes. Sometimes I can turn the machine on and there is no evidence of any problem. At other times, I may not be able to use the laptop for days at a time. (I do plan to try connecting another keyboard, temporarily). Since I bought the HP in Sweden and I am currently working in Glasgow, and travelling a lot, I have not had an opportunity to do anything about the situation in the last three weeks since the problem began. Given the nature of laptops and their use, one might think that the likes of HP and their competitors might see fit to open centers that can truly deal with such things without telling a person that he or she must mail in the thing.
In another 2 weeks I'll be back in Sweden and will stop by the place that sold me the laptop, and let's hope that by January all will be well again. In the meantime, if any techie types out there have an idea or solution, do tell.