Upgrades Upgrades Upgrades

Have you ever changed something in your home and at work, expecting life or work to be much better afterwards, and then found yourself on a path of being forced to make several other changes – just to get the promised improvements to actually work, or to get back old functionality that mysteriously disappeared?

I have certainly experienced this myself on many occasions; but today I want to talk about one specific instance following an upgrade to new large monitors; I recently bought new monitors that support a higher resolution than I have ever used before: WQHD or 2560 x 1440. Continue reading

Another Keyboard to Dishwasher Experiment – Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000

Today I wanted to report on my latest experiment; using a dishwasher to help me clean a Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000.  There are many posts on the internet about this, and after some research, I decided to give it a try, as I had just inherited my keyboard from work.

First decision was; How much should I dismantle the keyboard?  Some people have tried running the whole keyboard through the dishwasher, but this typically seems to be followed by letting it dry for days afterwards, and involves some risk because the electronics get wet.  Some suggest stripping the electronics out of the keyboard, and washing all the rest.  I decided to prise off the key-tops and dishwash those, but leave the main frame safe and dry. Continue reading