Spy Pause Button - Did It Disappear?I seem to remember a VCR-style pause button on the Spy page, but I can't find it now.
Was it there? If so, was it decommissioned in some up(down)grade?
Posted Mon Jun 4 2012 8:51am by marks
[Note to readers: I'm turning this thread into my personal Twitter feed until such time as I get an answer of some sort.]
Posted Sat Jun 9 2012 6:06am by marks
I thought I'd read "The Martian Chronicles" again on the occasion of Ray Bradbury's death, but he was an e-book Luddite and only grudgingly allow one of his books to be published in e-book form.
So I'd like to say this to writers whose careers peaked in past decades: Someday you're going to die and there will be obituaries and accolades in the press and on the internet for a week or so after that. That is your one big window of opportunity to again catch the eye of readers and get a little bump in your legacy. Make sure your books are available for people to easily get ahold of during that short period.
Posted Sat Jun 9 2012 6:09am by marks
Do you know the Happy Hacking keyboard? I'm quite attached to them. They are full 19-mm key-pitch keyboards, but quite tiny. They are a bit smaller even than the Apple Wireless keyboards. Invented by a University of Tokyo computer science professor, they are aimed at IP professionals and system administrators. Most of them do not even have arrow keys, since their target market consists of those who live in vi or emacs and move around with control key sequences. The cheaper versions of the Happy Hacker keyboard use rubber dome key-switches, but the higher end models have Cherry Blue or Topre mechanical key-switches. I like the Topre version, which combines a mechanical switch with a rubber dome to quieten it. Happy Hacker keyboards, made by a subsidiary of Fujitsu, have keys that can be replaced, and the manufacturer sells various replacements in different colors and special replacement keys for the Escape key and others, some with a molded keycap with a shape of some sort on it.
Posted Sat Jun 9 2012 6:15am by marks
Yes a long time ago there was one but not anymore.
Posted Sun Jun 10 2012 10:59am by Your Friendly Clicky Admin