As noted at the end of the latest post, after trying to get hold of a replacement keyboard for my Asus netbook for more than 2 months, thinking on several occasions that I was on the verge of success, finally sourcing one in Sweden, and then at the last minute to again have a rift in the space/time continuum open up and only to have it disappear somewhere crossing the North Sea, a package plopped onto my doormat two days ago.
It did indeed contain the keyboard. And it was the right one. As evidenced by the fact that I am posting this blog using it.
As further evidence that there is an ongoing temporal discontinuity, after all this time waiting it took less than 5 minutes to remove the fruit-juiced keyboard and install the new one. This time the temporal discontinuity worked in my favour. However, it must be said that the process was greatly helped by the fact that Mike came over to help with the distinct advantage that he has two fully functional thumbs.