Appreciating my typewriter…. and a desk

For reasons that are about to be obvious, my blogging activity will be curtailed for a while. But, I will be writing on! Picture 2

Oh, the humanity! 10 year old computers may still work, but not so fast.

Oh, the humanity! 10 year old computers may still work, but not so fast.

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Enter the typewriter....

Enter the typewriter….

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Drop down the lid, and it is gone again. It's like magic!

Drop down the lid, and it is gone again. It’s like magic.

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And now now a little video that I originally made for the facebook typewriter group. Hence the reference to photos being posted previously.

The oh-so glorious desk, waiting to be moved back into the house.

The oh-so glorious desk, waiting to be moved back into the house.

ohhhh... This will come in handy!

ohhhh… This will come in handy!

A platform that can handle even a serious desktop.

A platform that can handle even a serious desktop.

Great notes holder that just slides away.

Great notes holder that just slides away.

Interesting double drawer filing space.

Interesting double drawer filing space.

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22 thoughts on “Appreciating my typewriter…. and a desk

  1. Best of luck with your computer troubles! About once a year I have to get my Powerbook (also 2005) out to use it for whatever reason and I never look forward to how slow it is for everything. Hard to believe what we used to put up with.

    I’m seriously tempted to look for a desk like that after my next move…

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    • These desks don’t seem to come along very often, so I wish you the best! Well, since I wrote this blog my Powerbook has also come unstuck. So I’m using my iPad as a laptop – which is a fair bit better than the PB to be honest.

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  2. What a wonderful find! That’s even better than a great one. Fantastic! Looks in real good shape too.

    Too bad your computers failed you right when you needed it for your application. Murphy’s law I guess. Always break down at the most awful timing.

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  3. ahh, yeah – they go down at the worst times. the older laptop i keep in reserve usually comes out 3 or 4 times a week for simple tasks that I can do in Linux. That machine is over a decade old too, but the lightweight OS keeps it very useful.

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    • I have thought of going the Linux route. I have another windows based lappy here of equal vintage, but I just don’t have the time to fiddle with the linux world at the moment.

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  4. The 2005 PB is widespread then. The last year or so it’s become harder to use for any web use. Still fast and nice machine for local work, but the internet has moved on and left it behind. Even Omniweb is no longer the solution.
    (Strange really; web-pages still contain only so many pixels, yet seem to take oodles more processor power and bandwidth than 10 yrs ago.)

    Congrats on the desk!

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    • It is a brilliant little machine for writing, and ‘Scrivener’ still works super-fast on it. But connecting online, or even handling email is a chore. There’s been a heavy increase in the amount of extra stuff running in the background of a website, and even then if you go through google and such-like it adds javascript on top. The days of pure HTML are gone.

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