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Wombat 0, Cat 1 - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
I have a variable-sword. I urge calm.
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Wombat 0, Cat 1
curiouswombat was planning to post tonight; possibly a full-scale rant, possibly just a few brief thoughts. However, her plans have had to be postponed because Shaka the Cat insisted on lying on the keyboard of her laptop and strenuously resisted all attempts to remove him. Attempts to type resulted in Word displaying the message "Word has detected that you are holding down the Control key. Do you wish to a) start Word in Safe Mode or b) shoot the cat?" When we finally managed to shift the feline monster we discovered that the i, k, l, and colon keys were unusable due to being covered in cat drool.

So, no Wombat ranting until the laptop dries out.

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Current Mood: geeky geeky
Current Music: Al Stewart, "The Year of the Cat"

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From: steanne Date: February 3rd, 2005 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
this won't help with the drool, but here.
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: February 3rd, 2005 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Cat typing recognition software could be useful - although he doesn't even wait until you are 'away from your computer' - he regards laptop on knee as either a) a highway, or b) a nice warm bed.

I misread 'features ..... one-click escape button' as having a one-lick escape - which seemed even more suitable!.

Also in my case 'We know that trying to read computer help files and use software at the same time on the same computer screen is a nuisance' should read 'We know that trying to read computer help files and use a keyboard at the same time is impossible when the cat only allows access to half the keys'.!!
From: steanne Date: February 3rd, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
highway or nice warm bed is relatively innocuous: for the little period when one of mine interfered with the keyboard, he was attacking my hands as i typed. he now only does it with shoelaces.
elsaf From: elsaf Date: February 3rd, 2005 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a similar problem with a Jack Russell terrier and my laptop.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 6th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm thinking of developing some kind of minefield.
opalescence From: opalescence Date: February 3rd, 2005 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the smile. :-)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 6th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
::Purrs::
pfeifferpack From: pfeifferpack Date: February 3rd, 2005 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)
This is just too funny! Don't take option 2, however tempting *g*.

I am frequently nudged away from my terminal by one of the dogs, fortunately none have lain on the keyboard and they only drool on me!

Kathleen
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 6th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
You just call on me brother when you need a hand.
We all need somebody to drool on.
I just might have a problem that you'll understand.
We all need somebody to drool on.

Drool on me when you're not strong, and I'll be your friend.
I'll help you carry on,
For it won't be long 'til I'm gonna' need somebody to drool on.
pfeifferpack From: pfeifferpack Date: February 6th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL I make up new lyrics too, love this one.

Kathleen
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