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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Apr 29, 2018 02:19 pm

Question: does anyone know how much tea you can spill into your laptop keyboard before the thing seizes up? :roll: :? :roll:
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby phalarope » Sun Apr 29, 2018 06:36 pm

Aaargh! Ooops! I bet you have just collected important data about this problem. :( :( I hope the answer is "lots"!!!
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Apr 29, 2018 07:07 pm

phalarope wrote:Aaargh! Ooops! I bet you have just collected important data about this problem. :( :( I hope the answer is "lots"!!!
:lol: Well, it's still working . . . after being turned upside down and banged on the bottom, followed by 10 minutes with the hairdryer that is. I shall be backing up my data this evening just in case it changes its mind!
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Sandra » Sun Apr 29, 2018 07:53 pm

Poor on some dried rice and put it into a bag for a few days - it should draw out all residual damp.

You didn't say if you use milk +/- sugar. These can leave things sticky - use a aerosol keyboard cleaner to get the sticky shifted
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Apr 29, 2018 09:23 pm

Sandra wrote:Poor on some dried rice and put it into a bag for a few days - it should draw out all residual damp.

You didn't say if you use milk +/- sugar. These can leave things sticky - use a aerosol keyboard cleaner to get the sticky shifted
Thankfully the tea doesn't seem to have left things sticky . . . but the melon I dropped on it about an hour later certainly did :roll: Had to turn everything off and give it a good clean. Again! :roll:

Note to self: stop eating and drinking over the bloody laptop!
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby phalarope » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:20 pm

Grace Speaker wrote:Thankfully the tea doesn't seem to have left things sticky . . . but the melon I dropped on it about an hour later certainly did :roll:

Grace - Laptops feed on electrons. You do not have to attempt to feed them human food and drink. :wink: It's kind of like trying to feed trolls organic food; it gives them bellyache. :lol:
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Cara » Sat May 26, 2018 11:36 am

I had a job interview yesterday. First one in 9 years. I've now got to wait until a week on Monday to find out if I got the job. On the plus side when they phoned to tell me that (something to do with HR and then the interviewers are on leave), she said I did an excellent interview. What wil be, will be I guess.
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby hansolobiker » Sat May 26, 2018 02:10 pm

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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby phalarope » Sat May 26, 2018 09:04 pm

What he said, Cara!!
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby phalarope » Mon May 28, 2018 06:45 pm

Your membership request has come to the top of the waiting list.

You have requested a supporting membership. As this is a non-attending membership, I wanted to find out if you were still interested in take up a membership for our Convention?

Please get back to me before 9pm BST Thursday 31st May 2018.


NOW I percolate to the top. :roll: :roll: :roll: After booking flights, BritRailPass, Dimension Jump membership and hotel, and a bird tour for September - October jaunt to the UK. Mutter mutter mutter.

On the other hand - I'm getting Dimension Jump and a bird tour that wouldn't have been possible had I come to the Con.

need to retire and emigrate to England - yeah, that's so not going to happen
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Nonny Mouse » Wed May 30, 2018 06:03 pm

Awwww man.... I would have done the same, btw, booked an alternate trip so I could still go. You'll still have fun.
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby phalarope » Wed May 30, 2018 10:32 pm

And I have NWDWW II. 8) :wink:
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Nonny Mouse » Fri Jun 01, 2018 09:33 pm

OMG I can't wait. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Sandra » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:07 pm

Ok can we end this year now?

As of yesterday it's been a total of five deaths for me and Adrian (OK I hadn't met three of them but)

The year started with Adrian's Mum. then his Dad's cousin, then his Dad's brother-in-law, then my Mum's partner's Mum, now my Grandfather.

The stress to me of loosing people I know I can cope with - especially since the two I knew were at the point of 'thank god they're not suffering any more'. It's the eggshells around everyone else that are so hard to tip-toe around. (And my brother hadn't told my niece/nephew about Grandad before Adrian said he was sorry about his death in front of them - cue informing little kids about his death on a day out.)

I just hope my Little brother's wedding next month goes well - Oh joy a 4pm wedding in July in Cyprus!
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Re: Aaaaarrrgggghhh - Room 101

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:56 am

Sandra wrote:Ok can we end this year now?

As of yesterday it's been a total of five deaths for me and Adrian (OK I hadn't met three of them but)

The year started with Adrian's Mum. then his Dad's cousin, then his Dad's brother-in-law, then my Mum's partner's Mum, now my Grandfather.

The stress to me of loosing people I know I can cope with - especially since the two I knew were at the point of 'thank god they're not suffering any more'. It's the eggshells around everyone else that are so hard to tip-toe around. (And my brother hadn't told my niece/nephew about Grandad before Adrian said he was sorry about his death in front of them - cue informing little kids about his death on a day out.)

I just hope my Little brother's wedding next month goes well - Oh joy a 4pm wedding in July in Cyprus!
Big hugs, Sandra, that's quite a rough few months to have to go through. Really hope your brother's wedding goes well xxx
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