I know, I know, I haven’t written in FOREVER, but I have good reasons. Which I’m not revealing now. In a week or two I’ll be able to spill. Be patient!
But anyway. I am having one of those frustrating days. And it’s only 11:30!
Background: I accidentally killed my Ipod about a week ago. I won’t go into details or anything, because it’s sort of boring, but it was a last-ditch effort to save it. Unfortunately my Ipod surgery skills are not up to par, so while I fixed the original problem, I damaged the LCD screen beyond repair.
But it was pretty old and worn out anyway, so no big deal, right? I still have an old nano that works fine for listening to music and podcasts, and I have the new tablet (got it in May) for my portable email and web-browsing needs. I even got Netflix working on it and backed up all my food diary data. Problem solved!
When the battery on the tablet died. Stopped charging, stopped holding charge, completely crapped out.
This is apparently a common problem with this model (due to the wonderful quality control standards in cheap electronics factories in Shanghai), and while it’s still under warranty and I can get a replacement, it leaves me with a problem. I was using the tablet for my leisure web browsing, blogging (such as it is), tweeting, facebook, etc. The computer I’m using for everything else is the one we watch movies on.
It sits on top of a bookshelf which, though lowish, is too high for me to use while sitting on a chair.
So inadvertently I have aquired a standing desk.
And if I write anything online for the next several weeks (until the replacement tablet arrives), you can rest assured that I am standing up practicing excellent posture and flexing my calves. This is supposed to be really good for you, I am told. I expect my cardiovascular health to improve tremendously just because every time I want to argue with a troll on Manboobz I have to be vertical.
But so much for tweeting from the hammock!