2016 Oct 8, 2:19
In case you were wondering: Yes, the new address bar that was added to RegEdit supports Alt+D to set keyboard focus #WindowsInsiders
2014 May 17, 1:34 2014 Apr 28, 10:01
Ringleader claimed to be an IT contractor, got access to bank computers.
Using social engineering to install a remote-controlled keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switch on bank PCs, the gang managed to transfer millions to outside accounts in two separate jobs in April
and July of 2013. They were caught attempting to rob a third bank in September.
2013 Jan 7, 11:44
How To Screen Capture on the Microsoft Surface RT - Surface Geeks Surface Geeks
tl;dr: hold windows logo on the surface (not keyboard) and press volume down button on the surface
2011 Feb 25, 2:08 2010 Oct 22, 1:30 2010 Jun 19, 3:54
2009 Oct 13, 9:14
I like the window management they describe: looks like it would be simple and intuitive to switch between various apps. Although the giant keyboard sized touch pad sitting right in front of the
keyboard seems like they should somehow be merged.
2009 Jun 5, 3:27
Looks cool and includes things like Keyboard Cat and Looong Cat.
2009 Mar 17, 6:02
"With LUA scripting included in the latest version of NES emulator FCEUX, Rusted Logic blogger Xkeeper has woven some black magic into Super Mario that gives you full keyboard/mouse control over your
2008 Aug 11, 3:58
Fellow kindly fixes spelling error on trailer mounted electronic roadway message signs. Pulls up, connects keyboard, reads password off the side of the enclosure, etc. "Not far from my house is one
of those temporary trailer-mounted variable message signs, which for the past several weeks has been advising motorists that ..." I always wondered what it would take on those signs. And if all the
passwords are four characters long...
2007 Dec 23, 1:58 2007 Jul 25, 10:53
New keyboard and mouse I bought. Its neato and it looks cool!
2007 Jun 7, 5:29
The other day I had the best idea for my Wii remote. Clearly I should use it to control the rotation of Tetris pieces in my N-dimensional
Tetris game Polytope Tetris
. One of the issues I described with Polytope Tetris
is user input. Given a Wii remote the
user could rotate a piece through 3 dimensions in a manner that's much easier to adjust to than particular keys on the keyboard.
Anyway, I did a little research
into how this might work. I knew that the Wii remote used infrared for absolute positioning and
Bluetooth for everything else (LEDs, speaker, accels.) I bought a Bluetooth adapter
for my PC after realizing that none of my
computers had one already. I used GlovePIE
to ensure that my Wii remote could connect and successfully communicate with my computer.
GlovePIE is actually pretty cool -- it provides a simple script layer over the Wii remote to control things like your mouse.
Since Polytope Tetris is in Java I looked for and found a Java library for operating with the Wii remote
and a long forum thread discussing its use
. I then read up on Bluetooth in Java
. Apparently JSR 82 is the name of the standard that describes the API a Bluetooth stack should expose
in Java. That is, to get Bluetooth working in Java one needs an additional package for Java that actually implements the Bluetooth Java API. This package would depend on the system so I suppose I
can't fault Sun for not including it... Where to find such a package? I found a comparison list of implementations
and tried the ones
that support javax.bluetooth. None of them
worked for me because none can address USB devices it seems or they cost money and I couldn't get the trial version working. I also tried
(not listed on the previous list) which seemed promising and could produce an address for my Wii remote as a connected device but couldn't use
And I thought that after I found the Wii remote Java library it would be easy... Oh well...
2007 Apr 11, 6:28
An eraser (as in pencil & paper) shaped like a delete key from a keyboard.
2007 Mar 30, 2:10
From the guy who did the 1920s keyboard this is a telegraph piece that taps out RSS feeds in morse code.
2007 Mar 19, 10:52
This tool allows you to use one keyboard and mouse to control all your computers.
2007 Feb 22, 7:07
What a keyboard would have looked like a century ago.
2006 Nov 2, 6:23
Helpful keyboard shortcuts for doing things in Vista's shell.