Adam Osborne and his computer

The first computer I owned was the Osborne 1, though the one I purchased was already several years old and a bit old fashioned by that time - probably it was in the late 1980s. I even bought a second model for parts. The Osborne 1 was the world's first truly portable computer. It was … Continue reading Adam Osborne and his computer

Keyboards and pointing devices

I was just reading a review of the Logitech G710+ mechanical gaming keyboard. I was given this as a gift some time ago by my son when he bought for himself a still more expensive keyboard. In general I’m quite happy with the keyboard, though I can’t say that the typing experience is amazingly better … Continue reading Keyboards and pointing devices

Dead or dying batteries swell

Noticing that my Dell laptop was becoming misshapen, I remembered what happened recently to an old cell phone.  This was the same.  I extracted the useless swollen battery and saved my laptop.  Now it works just as well, as long as it is plugged in.