Ploink ploink ploink

It is still raining here and I am sitting at the kitchen table, typing this out on my newly-fixed and back in service Asus Transformer (more on that in a bit) and I am listening to the rain coming down. I can hear it hitting the panes of glass on the window beside me and also, I guess, colliding with the deck that is right on the other side. Or maybe that is the sound of the rain making contact with the gutter that runs along just to the upper right of where I sit.

Ploink ploink ploink.

It has been raining for what seems like weeks. We've probably had a foot of rain here this month and dark, gloominess and flooding are our constant companions now. School is out today because they didn't want to risk getting students out of their homes only to have no way to get them back if this is just enough rain to push the creeks and streams into the roads. So far, so good but the heavier rain is still on the way.

Ploink ploink ploink.

I normally don't hear the sound the raindrops make because I am either listening to podcasts (I'm all caught up) or music on the radio or some streaming device (I just didn't think to turn either on when I walked into the kitchen for my cup of coffee and here is the Asus Transformer working again so why not sit down and type out something) but at this moment there is mainly silence which amplifies the ploink ploink ploink.

Oh, yes, you are wondering what happened to my trusty Asus Transformer. I had it installing updates a few days ago and it suddenly powered off and would not come back on. The charging icon would show charging on the screen if I tried to power it on but the power was too low to actually fire up the device. Very odd.

The solution was to take the cover off the device (not for the faint of heart and yes, I did make a little crack but who cares - it's old and no longer under warranty) and then physically remove the battery connector for a few minutes. I guess it was a reboot for the charging system. I plugged it back in and the battery showed as full and the Transformer was completely, eh, transformed from being a useless slab of electronics to a fully working machine again.

But, what a pain. Can you imagine having to do that to an iPad? No, because Apple wouldn't have made a device which requires such an operation from time to time to keep it going.

Ploink ploink ploink.

My coffee is ready. The sound of the rain is nice but I think some jazz would be even nicer so I will return to my desk now and turn on some music.