I've had Vera VAIO since last December. Yesterday, I plugged her in to recharge her battery after the flight, but it would only recharge to 84%. It stayed at 84% all day. I was very annoyed; I thought the $200 battery had died on me and that I was going to have to buy another, less than a year after buying the computer.
But today, the battery charge is back up to 100%. Weird! Does anyone have an explanation for this?
Also: I'm trying to track down one of the latest cover versions of The Kinks' song "Better Things." I've recently heard it on the radio as a bright, bouncy pop tune sung by a female vocalist, and I'd like to find that version so I can buy or download it. Does anyone know the name of the singer or the band?
Also, how does one insert an audio file into a blog so that readers can click and listen? One of the hosts of Grand Rounds did this, providing a soundtrack for the edition, and I'd love to include the latest version of "Better Things" in Carnival of Hope.
Speaking of which, remember to get your submissions to me by 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Thursday, October 12!
And, finally, the mass-market paperback edition of The Necessary Beggar is up on Amazon for pre-order! All the same words as the hardcover, at a fraction of the price! Although you will have to wait until March to read it.