scratch n’ sniff trackball and who needs arrows anyway…

Hey yonder kitties…

I had some fortunate luck with my Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless trackball… Though it smells like a lovely vanilla and ginger smoothie, the hard work with rubbing alcohol and swabs to clean the thing after my mishap a few days ago has paid off. The thing works. Yay! Now, if I use it for any intense work or gaming, it’s going to smell like someone’s baking cookies! That’s not an entirely unpleasant thought…
The Apple Pro Keyboard is still slightly ill from the mishap, though I wasn’t easily defeated… I tried to fix it all up but still have lost the functionality of the lower arrow keys and the number pad digits ‘0’ and ‘1’. (Ironic in a really geeky way that the one and zero keys were the dead ones… heh heh. Maybe it’s all in my head… ahem… moving on-)
Could be worse I guess. And honestly, I don’t miss the functionality since I’ve got a a freaky cool new wireless set up now. Thought you’d be amused to see how far I went with the attempted resurrection, so here’s a pic of what I envision ‘Geek Scrabble’ to look like…
cleaning the keyboard
I found out that there’s only so far you can go with disassembling a keyboard. They’ve gone and laminated certain things together, so ultimate backwards engineering was not to be. Oh well… I gave it a go.

Time to go clean house. That’s the chore portion of the day, then I get the fun stuff of setting up my mom’s new eMac with a RAM upgrade and iSight… I also have to get my Vespa out of storage to prep for sale. Busy Sunday afternoon ahead…

smooches!
jEN

One thought on “scratch n’ sniff trackball and who needs arrows anyway…”

  1. ‘Geek Scrabble’ now that is one idea but if you can get most of it to work then what you do is put it back together but with a few of the keycaps in the wrong place and give the keyboard to someone that deserves it 👿

    Sorry having a “Techie revenge” flash back 🙂

    Kve

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