OK, I know it sohuld be 9 1/4 a la Harry Potter and sometime soon there will be a Diary #9 and so almost was a few days ago but technology, the absolute bane of my life, decided to take a hand as it so often does.
Talk about adding insult to (painful and still potentially dangerous) injuries (in the plural), my trusty old laptop which has been a veritable lifeline during the recent crises both personal and global, finally decided to give up the ghost. Not just a little glitch but complete death, something to do with Hard Drive #1 going to meet it’s maker (probably Bill Gates or someone like that) and I was utterly incommunicado on the verge of publishing #9. It would have made this so much cooler, 8 1/4 doesn’t really quite cut the mustard, does it?
Anyway, this is just to (hopefully) let my trusty little band of followers know that I am still around, still breathing and still utterly baffled by thechnology! I was in urgent need of something and so bought myself a little 14″ laptop thingy which seems light and will be good for travelling. The next trick is to learn how to use it. I am not joking.
There won’t be any images with this, it is literally just a telegram (anyone remember those) to state that “rumours of my death have been exaggerated” to quote from the very witty Mark Twain. I am in the midst of trying to download dinobytes (I just made that up, it is a unit of computer memory as used by old dinosaurs like me and means lots and lots) which I think I managed to save to a big, bulky external drive thingy before the last laptop croaked. Getting it all back seems a lot more difficult!
I would be remiss if I did not thank those of my readers / friends who have enquired after my health. Special thanks to Elizabetha, my pretty little ballerina, for her very concerned e-mail which was much appreciated.
I am now going to try to publish this and if that actually works I shall head out and look for a large fogbank somewhere to try and shovel, followed perhaps by a short spell of plaiting sawdust! I really am not hopeful but who knows?
If this does work and if I can actually recover the lengthy Diary entry I was in the process of preparing, it will be with all you lovely people in the next 24 hours. No promises.
If you want to see if I can master new technology to the extent of reviving my blog, then stay tuned and spread the word.