If you are a regular follower of Lingua Franca, you probably know that during a recent power outage I lost my HP desktop computer and a Cisco router. Serendipitously, I had a backup Sony Vaio laptop for an emergency like this one. Most of my valuable information was securely stored on the Cloud, so the next day I was up and going. However, there was a downside to the power interruption incident. I’m a good typist on a normal keyboard—55 words per minute approximately—but a lousy typist in cramped keyboards like those included in laptops. Writing anything was a pain in the neck to put it mildly. Without a Wi-Fi network, all my wireless devices were grounded. I had no choice but to buy a new keyboard and a brand new router.
There’s an excellent computer store here in Panama City, with a wide assortment of computer products and affordable prices similar or even cheaper than those of the States. The store is Yoytec. So that is where I went to replace my sizzling computing equipment.
Below are several pictures of the new keyboard from Logitec. It’s slim, with Spanish characters and an elegant design. Plus it works wirelessly, meaning less cables to worry about. The keyboard came with a Logitec wireless mouse as a free bonus. So all in all, it was a good deal. Yesterday I installed it without a hitch. I’m writing this post with it even as we speak. Plan to install the router Monday morning. It’s a bit more complex process, but I think I can do it following the manual’s instructions.
I paid $39.90 for both the wireless mouse and keyboard, which is within my cash-strapped budget. The next step is to have my computing system up and running by installing a router. That will have to wait till tomorrow. Until then, Good Day.