Boy, Was My Face Red
While I was visiting my parents over the Christmas holiday, I tried to Hot Synch my Palm. (That's when you connect it to the computer with a little USB thingie so that files that were updated on the Palm are placed on the computer, and vice versa.) No matter how many times I tried, the connection simply didn't work. Now sometimes when I use the Hot Synch cradle I have at home, it doesn't connect right away because it wasn't pushed all the way in, but at my parents' house, I use a simpler cable, and that doesn't work. I got more and more frustrated. I tried pushing the connection into the computer in case it had gotten loose (although it hadn't).
And then I remembered that I had connected my eBookwise eBook reader to their computer earlier, when buying a couple of new books. They both have USB connections, and my parents' computer has only one USB port. Yup. Do the math. The connection I was checking was the USB cable for the eBookwise. The Palm's cable was going nowhere!
glad my brother wasn't watching when I did that.