Things you don’t want to see

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One of the things you don’t want to see when you turn your cell phone on is a flicker of welcome screen followed by total blackness. The battery is just fine.

One of the things you don’t want to feel when you send a print job to
the laser is finger-singeing heat emanating from the newly printed pages even after a minute or more in
the output tray. This is a fuser malfunction.

One of the things you really don’t want to discover when you open the layout file
for a book that is almost ready to go to press is all your carefully constructed knitting charts re-rendered in Times New Roman gibberish. This is not good at all.

I look forward to posting a bit more, and a different type of, news in the near future.

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8 Responses

  1. Janet Szabo

    Noooooooooo!—my cell phone and laser printer are operational at the moment, but I have had the experience of seeing an entire file re-rendered in Times New Roman. I sympathize. I hope it all works out.

  2. Joanne

    OH. Gee. (bad words deleted) I hope you had a big drinkypoo yesterday evening? We are in the midst of changing phone companies and hence, I must give up my beloved 4 year old cell phone. I am already anticipating upsetting things happening. We’re doing this partially because my husband’s phone sounds like R2D2 (erratic beeping) and won’t let us shut it off…we have to remove the battery to achieve silence! Oh, and our air conditioner works again, and the husband’s old computer now works–$600 later and after the purchase of a new one. These things happen all at once. I wish it weren’t so. Maybe you’re right to spend some time on Knit Design instead!? Or some lovely time outside with the dogs?!

  3. LynnH

    Repeat after me: “This, too, shall pass.” Nothing lasts forever, thank goodness. I’m dealing with computer issues myself… PhotoShop only wants to run sometimes, and my CD/DVD drive intermittantly doesn’t work, doesn’t even show up in “My Computer.”

    You will have a day off again, sometime. Till then, drink good tea and breathe deeply.

  4. Deborah Robson

    Thanks for encouraging comments. Yes, the charts. Yes, confounded Times New Roman (the only thing maybe worse is Courier).

    Better now . . . because I re-did the charts as graphics. It could have been worse.

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