So this weekend my keyboard randomly decided to die. Didn't even kiss me good bye. It was fine on saturday but when I switched the PC on on sunday, it didn't work. I noticed something is off after repeatedly failing to enter my PC password.
Sure enough, half of the keys weren't actually working and the other half worked in unison with the neighbourhooding keys and entered two letters with each press of the key. Fun stuff. So I whipped out an old keyboard (I swapped it from my old Win XP desktop (yep. Still keeping that dinosaur operational out of nostalgia) but I realised I absolutely cannot type on that keyboard, because it had a more compact layout so I was frequently hitting one key off to the right from where I was supposed to.
So I decided to buy a new keyboard, instead of trying to re-learn how to type on the "spare" one I had at home. Luckily I've found a relatively cheap backlit one. Let me tell you. If you don't have a backlit keyboard yet, get one. Honestly one of the most useful things ever. And it matches the blue leds I have installed in the computer case, and the blue power diode on my speakers, so it fits. It also has a knob on it that lets you adjust the light intensity (it can be turned off completely). It's really the little things in life but my setup just became a 100% more scifi-looking to my eyes. I have practically gained at least 4 visual/perceptual gigs of ram just by spending 20 bucks on a keyboard. (shut up!)
It is also one of those "silent typing" keyboards, and the clatter is definitely muted by a huge margin in comparison with my previous keyboard.
Now the only red-eyed thing in my PC corner is my monitor, time for that ol' bugger to die soon so I can buy one that glows blue instead. (
Jokes aside, I hope my screen doesn't die just yet. Not a single dead pixel yet and i've had it since what seems the beginning of time, I'd really like for it to keep going strong if possible...
The screen is an LG and it seems to be the toyota hilux of monitors. I am definitely not picking a Samsung brand to replace it, we have a large format Samsung TV and large dull grey spots have riddled the screen after just a few months or maybe even weeks of having the TV. This and the exploding phones doesn't fill me with confidence. XD