Things and Stuff for February 5, 2011

This week’s Things and Stuff is now ready to download. It may hold the record for being the “blindest” Things and Stuff show ever, with discussions about guide dogs, talking watches, screen readers, and other fun stuff, but it’s OK. It happens sometimes. Apologies, or not, depending on how you take that sort of thing.

Just a quick stupid unrelated update:
For those who aren’t following me on Twitter, I had a short (twenty hour) stay in a hospital for the first time since 1989 on Monday. Lots of abdominal pain, but fortunately nothing serious. The first thing I thought was “appendix,” but fortunately, this wasn’t the case. I have to say though, I’ve never experienced pain like that in my life, and hope never to do so again.

Also, on Friday, I got a MacBook Pro 13.3 inch laptop, which I’m now attempting to figure out. Learning an entirely new computing environment is fun. Sure, it will eventually also act as a Windows host, but for now, it’s fun to play with, as prior to obtaining this laptop, I hadn’t actually used a Mac since OS 7.5. Only everything has changed since then. However, I’m being a bad, non-adventurous person by typing this post on the netbook. Oh well.

Interestingly enough, this is the first non-netbook portable computer I’ve actually purchased in five years, as I bought the HP L2005 in February 2006. The HP technically still works, but needs a new hard drive, and the left arrow key is missing. Maybe I’ll fix it up and put that in service as a spare, or a Mommybook at some point.

Also, to someone’s amusement, maybe only mine, the MacBook cost a little bit less than I paid for that HP five years ago. Oh, and for anyone who cares, the Mac is called Grindelwald. The HP is Marvolo. Yeah… Enough said.

It’s now time to embrase the thing that is Sunday, otherwise known as bed. See you next time.

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