The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

I'm not saying it's aliens, but … it's aliens

Right after finding out about Cashiers being a hotbed of UFO activity, my keyboard flaked out on me. The “o,” and “r” keys would register sporadically, which is odd given that I only use IBM Model M keyboards. And why then? Is it something they don't want me to know? Or maybe … aliens? Very odd.

I've probably been using that keyboard for nearly twenty years (it probably just needs good cleaning, but it requires a special screw driver to open), but fortunately, I have an entire stash of IBM Model M keyboards at hand to swap out. so I think I'm set for the rest of my life Because have you seen the prices for IBM Model M keyboards? Averaging around $150, with spikes up to $650! Insane! I never paid more than $10 for any of mine.

I pulled another keyboard from my stash, gave it a light dusting, and I'm good to go.

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