'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 27 August 2018

I Need a Homing Laptop

I am so good at losing my stuff recently!
The problem is I went away on my Big Trip and because I was worried about robbers coming and stealing any one of my five precious things that I hid them. Really well. And now I can't find one of them.

It's not my yummy new laptop.  I am typing away on this right now.  But it was for a while, and took me about a week to find on my return.  So what I should have is a wee beeper or homing pigeon or something, that stays in the box (I am a box-keeper), never runs out of battery or energy, and when required, will call the missing object when it goes missing somewhere in the house.  And that missing object would call or beep or coo back, and give away its location.

I even went to an extraordinarily large amount of trouble to photoshop this cool illustration for you, when I should have been doing something else.

Like looking for the Thing.  


  1. Actually you can get such devices. Being the sort of geek that I am I trialled one of the very early ones with a view to giving one as a present to someone I know who loses her car keys at least twice a day. Sometimes she even finds them. Unfortunately the early ones were not all that good. I assume they have improved. Given that my friend still loses her keys it might still be a good present.

    1. I'll investigate this Geeb. Thanks.

  2. Sounds like a good idea. I too have become too good lately at hiding things from myself (thinking of it at "organizing" when I do it, but...)

    1. Sounds like me too Monica. I know why I am messy. 1. I have too much stuff. 2. I don't have ONE place for each thing.


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