Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Transmission Troubles on my Keyboard?

Bought a new wireless keyboard and mouse today for about $40.  Considering my old one cost $200 a few years ago, I like this one better. It is a full size keyboard with number pad.  The reason I bought it is that it has the Cyrillic alphabet built right into the keys. I used stick on ones on the other keyboard and the lettering wears off in no time.  Of course, like any new keyboard and mouse it will take a while to get used to it.  The left SHIFT key is half the size of one on the other keyboard so I keep getting \i or \d or whatever letter \i am  trying to capitalize.  I am having trouble shifting, so to speak.

The set up instructions came in 27 different languages.  Which tells you something about Europe.  No wonder Europeans speak 6 or 7 different languages.  Every 25 km you change countries. And languages.  Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe not counting Russia of course and it is the size of Saskatchewan.  Europeans have no concept of distance, like Russians and Canadians do.  "How far do you live from Moscow?" "Not far, only 10 hours by train".  Only a Russian could say that and only a Canadian understand it.

5 comments:

  1. :) One of Dan's Holland relatives arrived in Toronto and phoned to say they'd be in Regina for supper. They must have been used to pay-per-second phones, because they then hung up. They called a few hours later to say they'd be late.

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  2. If they were driving they would have been three days late.

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  3. Ten hours from Moscow? That is fairly close. Used to work for a company and do 1000 mile jaunts.

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  4. they were driving. they were three days late. or maybe just two.

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  5. Ten hours by train? Who in Canada understands that any more? You're dating yourself, BF!

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