Lame Tech Issues and Big Issues

Ok – so I have been a bit quiet with the blogging of late – this is due mainly to ‘technical difficulties’ as the cliche goes. Firstly, as I posted a couple of weeks back, my wee boy threw my iPad into the sink which, of course, destroyed it. So, my girlfriend kindly lent me her wee netbook – I was just getting used to this when that boy of mine, again, did something to it and rendered some of the keys useless – fortunately there is the onscreen keyboard so all was not lost – unless I wanted to type more than a couple of words. So now, I am typing this on my girlfriends old laptop – windows XP, K plastic key missing and battery goosed so it has to be plugged in all the time. It works and I have net access so I should thank the grace of circumstance. At this rate next week I’ll be typing on a ZX Spectrum wired up to a steam engine.

There are, of course, worse things happening than my stupid comp problem. I am still reeling from the shock of America’s latest mass shooting. Words are feeble in such times. Most of what has happened is beyond my understanding. I am utterly bewildered by gun culture – Perhaps some kind American can explain to me the whole ‘right to bear arms’ thing – it’s moral and logical basis escapes me. The whole thing kind of made me stop in my tracks over the weekend – I didn’t do my usual #FF tweets, didn’t Facebook and even avoided the news as everything I heard seemed to be worse than the last.

I’ve written enough for now – I didn’t intend for this to take a depressing turn but it was unavoidable in a way. When I’ve sorted out some method of camera/software/posting I may actually bring some art to the table.


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