I don’t have to work until late today, so this is my cherished and loved morning off. I woke up this morning, and my coffee was made, my morning’s television was downloaded and ready for me, and my breakfast was defrosted from the night before. Unfortunately I had forgotten to plug in my phone last night, which is also my alarm clock, so it was dead as a doornail. So when I woke up, the coffee was several hours old, and the breakfast was actually a little soggy now.
That’s okay, it’s all fixable. Nonetheless it demonstrated to me that I have become the failing piece in my daily routine. Everything else tends to work just fine, but the moment I have to interact with the routine, it all falls apart. Clearly, if I were a Borg, I’d bring down the whole collective. Continue reading User Input: Failure of Automation