February 5th, 2009

wile e.

I learned a very important lesson last night:

Coca-Cola is very bad for your computer keyboard.

I spilled some Diet Coke on my keyboard yesterday morning and rapidly wiped it off. Everything was fine. But then, late last night, I tried to work on my computer, and things went to pot. Certain keys produced multiple characters. My computer started beeping at me constantly. I got a "301 Keyboard Error" message when I tried to reboot. I didn't know what I'd done.

I fired up my old, cranky computer and went online to learn that "301 Keyboard Error" was a sticky key. I turned my keyboard over to examine it and Diet Coke that I'd missed some hours before poured out of it. Oops.

Thankfully, collinsmom has an old computer that's the twin of this one, so she gave me a spare keyboard that plugged right in and I'm back up and running.

If it's not one thing, it's another.