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I’m Still Here

But I don’t get a lot of keyboard time anymore. Things are changing and I’m spending more time dealing with the changes. One of the changes is spending long stretches in a darkened environment where I can’t really type, although I can read.

I expect some relief to show up shortly, but I’m not sure how useful they can really be without a lot of training. This is a marathon, not a sprint, so you have to pace yourself or burn out.

If you leave a comment I will get to it, but it won’t be quickly.

9 comments

1 Kryten42 { 04.28.14 at 3:54 am }

No worries my fried. :) We understand! You do what you need to do m8! Priorities… ;)

We’ll be here if you need us. Take care, and DON’T STRESS! :D

PS. I just got a back-lit KB & mouse because I prefer working in the dark. The screen is easier on my eyes because I can lower the brightness. :)

2 Bryan { 04.28.14 at 9:12 am }

The problem is that I am using the laptop, and don’t have room for a separate keyboard or I would use a backlit. You adapt and see if you really remeber how to touch-type. ;)

We suddenly hit end stage and a lot of things have to be done.

3 ellroon { 04.28.14 at 6:18 pm }

Having walked that walk, we understand things you have to deal with. Hugs and sending good thoughts.

4 Badtux { 04.28.14 at 7:53 pm }

Having encountered that dark laptop keyboard problem in darkened airplanes on long distance trips, I have resolved to only buy laptops with lighted keyboards. Not that this helps you now :( .

5 Steve Bates { 04.28.14 at 8:35 pm }

Been there, experienced that as my mother declined in her last years. Laptops were brand new then; it wasn’t easy (at first it wasn’t possible) to find one on which a developer could effectively code and test apps. Over time, that changed. Hang in there, Bryan.

(I agree w/BadTux about the backlighted keyboard. I am seriously considering one of the low-to-mid-priced models of System 76.)

6 Kryten42 { 04.28.14 at 10:34 pm }

There is another option… :)

A few years ago, I bought a couple USB LED lights that used a long stainless steel goose-neck, and a clip (I got them for a friend who had a similar problem. I forgot until last night actually, else I would have suggested it above). They are pretty good, and cost about $10. :)

Yeah, I understand about all the things that suddenly have to be done. I know you’ll make it! :) All I can do is send good thoughts… Be well.

7 Bryan { 04.28.14 at 11:01 pm }

I have a little LED gooseneck, but I can’t position it so it doesn’t glare on the screen when it lights the keyboard. A lighted keyboard is the answer. If I get another one it will have that feature.

Trying to type on aircraft is not good for your eyes, Badtux. I did it for years on a position that was designed for typing, and the vibrations is always there.

Those look like some really nice boxes, Steve. You really need one, and they aren’t as expensive as I assumed they would be.

Thanks, for the kind thoughts, Ellroon et al.

8 JuanitaM { 04.28.14 at 11:06 pm }

I remember that time with my mother as well. So sorry you’re having to travel that road. Thoughts are with you.

9 Bryan { 04.28.14 at 11:19 pm }

Thank you, Juanita.