Posts tagged ‘interesting’

Wuala


More on this:  it looks like a drive to Windows (or whatever, as in Power Desk) and can be shared.  How different this is from other applications I don’t see as yet–other than the ease of file transfers.  I have 15 invitations, apparently.  I’m oregonnerd and I’m a gmail user.  I wouldn’t use it as yet for online backup, but it might be the new…WordPress?

–Glenn

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I’ll check out the suggested tag for online storage and do some research.  I was simply interested to see the Asus appear on the market again, with a true reminiscence of the old IBM 8100/dumb terminal operating model.

July 17, 2008 at 4:21 pm Leave a comment

Dell’s somewhat unusual keyboard


I could read the stuff at the end of the post from Jake Gordon…we had to be able to read ASCII–from tape–in the Navy.  See if you can (read the garbled attempt at touch typing, that is).  I’ve also used keyboards similarly dysfunctional to the average user (like the ** teletype).

 

Anyway, the meat of it is that it’s a screwed-up keyboard.  On the usual U.S. keyboard, the ‘z’ key centers (centres, for UK types) between the ‘a’ and ‘s’ and the tab is next.  On the pictured keyboard that space is taken up by a ‘colon/backslash key’ (which U.S. types find at the top right, just left of the ‘backspace’ key).  And now Dell is deliberating how to correct the shipment–to the United Kingdom, no one day deliveries, mind–of said…eh…unusual keyboards.

–Glenn

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May 5, 2008 at 4:55 pm Leave a comment