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20 July 2011 @ 06:46 pm
My Melody  
(wasn't there a show or doll or something called My Melody? er anyway)

Melody is my new laptop who has a functional keyboard and she is AWESOME. I feel like I can type again! I have written more fic today than in the past month, just because the keyboard actually works. yayyayayayay

of course, it's not without flaws. Some of the keys are in weird-ass places and Word's doing some weird thing where it seems to be spontaneously giving me four pages to view at a time which is hella annoying when I'm trying to type, but I'll figure out how to fix it. Little irksome things like that. I don't like programs doing things I didn't tell it to do. *grump*

So, that is a fun, exciting thing. I still have a bunch of things to do, to get Melody to have the stuff on her I want (for ex, there's no music yet - I'm using my amazon cloud for now, at least it has the newer stuff). But at least we're getting there and writing is proceeding, yay!
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agathons_fan: Charmed Again - Paigeagathons_fan on July 21st, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
YAY! Congrats on Melody.

That is weird. i never heard of Word doing that :P That would be very annoying!
lizardbeth: Kara-Anders Rapturelizardbeth_j on July 21st, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
so happy!

Yeah, it's a very odd thing. I've used Word for a looooong time and it's never shifted the zoom on me for no reason or strange key combo or something.
entertaining in a disturbing way: Team TARDIS OT4lyssie on July 21st, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the touch pad is over-sensitive or something?

But still, that is pretty awesome. =D
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on July 22nd, 2011 05:36 am (UTC)
I think that must be it. I'm not used to where the touchpad is (the previous laptop the touchpad was farther from the keys a bit more) and I tend to rest my lower thumb on the touchpad as I type so that moves the cursor all around, including activiting the zoom. :/ Bah. I've only barely got this new copy of Word to NOT give me smart quotes and all the annoying shit it tries to foist on people. Tempted to put everything in google docs so I don't have to deal with it.

But still, it's been a long time since I've been able to do 2K of story in a day! \o/ so there small quibbles...
noybusiness: Starbucknoybusiness on August 3rd, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
Named after River Song?
lizardbeth: DW - Riverlizardbeth_j on August 3rd, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
yep!