Please swipe your finger here.

Saturday · February 14, 2009 · 08:06 AM

I have an IBM laptop that always causes me problems. She has a fingerprint reader, so I have to swipe my finger on a little nub-thing to get in. Since the humidity is so low, my finger is dry and it doesn’t have any effect until I lick my finger and then rub.

Even after that, I often get a message like ‘too quick’, ‘too short’, or ‘wrong angle’. It takes several finger swipes before I get “succeeded”. It’s maddening and takes a lot more time than I should be devoting to getting her started.

Innuendo, anyone?