Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[cancer] Do not operate heavy machinery

When on chemo, do not operate heavy machinery. Such as a tea mug.

Yesterday, [info]mlerules was here at Nuevo Rancho Lake helping me With Stuff, and she made me a mug of hot chamomille tea with honey. Chemo brain put it down on the first available flat surface, which happened to be the touchpad of my MacBook Pro.

The damned thing hasn't worked right since. I've essentially shorted out my mousing surface until the condensation inside the case dries out, which makes doing anything on this computer a real nightmare. Hence the somewhat abbreviated Link Salad this morning.

It's not like I haven't had this exact problem before. Last summer, while staying at a friend's house, their cat got on my lap while I was using the computer and groomed my fingers and thumb so excessively that I unthinkingly got cat spittle all over the touchpad. It took the better part of a week to dry out from that. Having learned from that, you'd think I'd be smarter.

Of such small indignities is the world made. In the mean time, perhaps I need a touchpad cosy.

Tags: cancer, funny, healh, tech
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