“Is It Plugged In?”

… is a valid question even when the technology is almost an extension of your self.

Earlier this evening, I came back to my desktop computer to find that the keyboard and mouse were simply not working.

Nothing seemed to be working. I tried turning it off and then on again. It didn’t work.

I got out an old (backup) keyboard and mouse, just to get up and running.

I ran diagnostics. Nothing. No recognition of my usual keyboard and mouse.

Until I finally realized that “someone” had unplugged my USB hub.

Someone “unauthorized” had pulled it out of the socket to make room to plug in an iPad to play a game of My Singing Monsters while I was downstairs watching TV with my lovely and talented wife.

I’ve got no idea who might have done it.

Lesson learned, nevertheless:

Is it plugged in?