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My code keyboard just arrived. It is working pretty well on my Mac Mini. I love the feel of it. Having it in Mac mode seems like Alt is the Apple key and not the blank OS key, even though I have DIP SW5 OFF, is that correct? Is there a discussion forum or other support area for this? I'd like to make sure I'm not doing anything stupid. OSX did not recognize the keyboard type obviously. (what keyboard has anything to the right of the shift key?) Everything seems fine with the keyboard, but the left shift key is a bit more wobbly that the right. So far so good.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2013 on The CODE Keyboard at Coding Horror
I'd be interested in finding some candelabra bulbs which are aesthetically acceptable for our chandeliers - please post links. I have been unable to find any.
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2012 on For a Bit of Colored Ribbon at Coding Horror
The bulk of that energy usage is going to be all the laundry for the kids and hot water for their baths.
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2012 on For a Bit of Colored Ribbon at Coding Horror
I see no mention of the fact that a traditional book has the right of first sale, which means it can be sold, rented or loaned or whatever (this is in the US - some countries have restrictions on that, believe it or not). You can buy a book for $15 and resell it on the used market for $5 when you are done. So some residual value is recoupable if you decide to no longer own the book, whereas with Amazon Kindle books, there are some lending options, but that's about it - you do not have "ownership" in the traditional sense - you have some kind of license. Thankfully it does not appear to be able to be easily lost right now (although there was that 1984 case on Amazon...), but is not transferable in the sense that you could move your license to Apple and manage your owned books in its ecosystem if Amazon were to no longer serve up content based on your license. While the freedom to transfer the bits is somewhat true of DRM-free books, the resale value of a DRM-free book is what, given the near-zero cost of duplication and distribution? My biggest problem with ebooks is that I now have to decide how I want to own the book out of all the modalities based on their properties. Do I want to buy the paperback and then lend it around my family and friends, totally relinquishing control as it makes its way through different circles? Or will I want to keep it on the shelf? Will I want it in paper as a reference where I might want multiple books open at once? Will I want to give it as a gift which has some meaning with an inscription or at least something they can unwrap? Will I want a whole trilogy for a long trip and so definitely want it on an e-ink Kindle (and not Apple iPad) which is the lightest and longest battery for a two-week trip?
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2012 on Books: Bits vs. Atoms at Coding Horror
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