Thin crust typing

It must be Sunday evening again as I’m filling space in the big white textarea again. Only this time it’s via my spangly new keyboard. One of these babies..

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Yes, that is a USB slot on the side, and yes the keyboard is *that* thin. Not only that, but the keys are exactly the same as on the MacBook, which I love. The only weird thing is that for some reason when I use the spacebar, it makes a sound like a camera shutter. Still cool though. So much so in fact that I might get another one to use at work.

In another attempt to spend, nay, invest company earnings before Mr tax man steals it, my company bought me several techie books recently. Mostly on the subject of SEO (or how to make web sites search engine friendly) and web site usability. (Look around.. can’t you tell that’s not been my priority!) Anyhoo, the plan is to use my copious commuting time to read something useful as well as continuing my attempt on the ‘most crime novels read in a year’ world record that seems to be going on.

Oooh, did you remember to put your clocks forward? We did, and you know what that means? That’s right.. it’ll be light when I get home from work (at 19:00) Yay \o/. (That’s me waving my hands in the air, in case you were wondering.) It might seem like a trivial thing, but being susceptible to the old SAD during winter as I seem to be, any increase in daylight is a blessing. It also marks the end of winter which is a very good thing. Name me one good thing about winter.

See, nothing. It’s cold, it’s miserable, girls cover up more and it’s always dark. (Much like Wales, but that’s a different blog entry)

Oh, things I’ve learnt today…When migrating Drupal sites from development to staging servers is that it’s a good idea to clear all Drupal’s cache tables or things go a bit wafty. And, it’s hard to tell your daughter that she can’t spend hours on a computer when she’s spent her entire life watching you do exactly that. (Luckily she either had the foresight not to use that counter argument or had sussed that it was near enough bedtime to make any back chat result in the inevitable ‘sending off’).

On a slightly related note, she was testing my new keyboard (have I mentioned how much I like it) when she looked over asked how to spell a word. She had had a go but knew it was wrong as the computer had underlined it with a red squiggly line.

Is that a good thing for a six year old to know, or a really bad thing?

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