Monitoring events in the console can be tedious, especially if the text looks mostly the same. Here’s a script that makes the movement easier to see.
I wanted to buy an ergonomic mac keyboard (for work), but those don’t exist. So, I was forced to make my own. Having owned several ergonomic keyboards (including the SK-6000, the Microsoft Natural keyboard, and the SafeType), I can say with confidence and without hyperbole that I now own the best ergonomic keyboard in the world:
- The key action of Apple’s keyboards is far more comfortable than what was on the market from any vendor 5 years ago. It’s amazing how mushy and “deep” the old Dell SK-6000 feels after typing on the Apple keyboard.
- The angle of the two halves is comparable to the Microsoft Natural keyboard.
- Since this is made from 2 keyboards instead of just one modified keyboard, I don’t have to sacrifice my ability to reach across the “center line” and type with my opposite hand (in cases where that’s useful).
And I resent having to build it instead of buy it. My suspicion is that if Apple released an “ergonomic” keyboard, they would be forced to admit that their goal of making the best hardware in the world includes non-ergonomic designs. Whoops.
This spider moved into my bathroom recently.
I found this crane fly in a flower bed, about to be disturbed by a smaller fly climbing the stem below it. The smaller fly decided to leave quickly.
Scarlet Lily Beetles are an invasive species in North America, and can devastate lily gardens. They’re easy to spot.
Dyson didn’t make a cheap adapter that would allow their new floor attachments to fit on my old vacuum… so I made my own out of moldable plastic.
I’m trying out a homemade design for a backpacking stove that combines a few of the best ideas I’ve seen with some solutions for their most common problems.
A friend gave me some pieces of synthetic leather from a couch that he threw out, and I turned it into a set of tool rollups (back in November 2013).
I got my first toolbox roughly 17 years ago, and it’s been a constant struggle to find the right mix of tools and the right container to store them. But for tools with everyday utility, I finally managed to come up with a flexible recipe for a tool container that satisfies me. A set of connected steel tubes keeps my tools vertical so that I don’t need to dig in the bag — each tool is easily visible and accessible.