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Borrow Your Laptop

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If used with software that could keep up, a scroll wheel mapped to send a stream of 'undo' and 'redo' events could be kind of cool.
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sness
50 days ago
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xbai
37 days ago
Lol, exactly
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Covarr
55 days ago
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You have to hold down the fn key to type letters, otherwise it treats them as though you are holding down alt.
Moses Lake, WA
Lythimus
55 days ago
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Ha, I have a very sensitive mouse, an ergonomic keyboard, and type in dvorak. I'm not proud of it, but at least no one will use my computer.
zippy72
55 days ago
I've been considering disembowelling one of my keyboards to make it an HCESAR layout...
matthiasgoergens
54 days ago
Ditch the mouse and go with a trackball---for extra nerd cred.
Lythimus
54 days ago
@matthiasgoergens I've only tried Microsoft's D67-00001, but I loved it. I'm using a Mionix Avior 7000 which is more suited for small hands with long fingers and am digging it.
alt_text_bot
56 days ago
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If used with software that could keep up, a scroll wheel mapped to send a stream of 'undo' and 'redo' events could be kind of cool.
Fidtz
55 days ago
You can try this in any app if your mouse allows full re-mapping. Gaming mice (e.g. Razer) allow this. I don't recommend it tho.
jepler
55 days ago
yeah you'd have to make sure this was meta-bucky-mousewheel, not just plain mousewheel. all you emacs users out there know what I mean. On the other hand, I'm not sure what you do with software like vim that has a redo-forest instead of one and only one redo.
kbenson
55 days ago
Crap. Now I need to look up vim redo. To be clear, this is only a bad thing because I have a feeling I'll soon be kicking myself for shortsightedness that persisted for well over a decade.
infini
55 days ago
I have a Finnish language keyboard set to international keyboard which i'm able to use because I'm a touch typist. Today's cartoon speaks to me :D

SIM Card Cutter

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Did you know you can cut a regular size phone SIM card to a micro or nano size SIM card and it will still work? This tool will help you do it. Just stick a SIM card in it press it down like a stapler. It will punch out a perfectly shaped micro or nano SIM. I’ve used it many times when swapping SIMs from one phone to another.

This inexpensive kit also comes with adapters that convert a nano SIM into a micro SIM or a regular SIM, or a micro SIM into a regular SIM. In short, all your SIM needs are taken care of. It even comes with a tool to remove a SIM from your phone. (You could use a paperclip if you don’t have a tool like this, but this is stiffer and easier to use).

-- Mark Frauenfelder

Sim Card Cutter with Nano-Micro, Nano-Standard, Micro-Standard Sim Adapters ($8)

International Amazon link

Available from Amazon

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Measuring Morality

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sleep is dumb

Who's a good kitty? Are YOU a good kitty?

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37 days ago
Totally! When treat time, she is good kitty
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Hiro Protagonist

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Tonight’s comic contains a Hiro Protagonist

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true
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37 days ago
Hahhahah, I love you, mewwwww
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Now you can sync Ableton Link to your Eurorack with this open gizmo

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Ableton Link has become the de facto, configuration-free, seamless sync and jamming protocol for software – with or without Ableton Live itself. (Even VJ app CoGe just joined the party.) Now, it’s time for hardware to get in on the fun.

Vincenzo Pacella has been in touch for a while as he hacks away at a solution to connect Ableton Link to analog hardware and Eurorack. Now, it’s ready for prime time, as an inexpensive, easy-to-build, open source project based on Raspberry Pi.

Jamming with Ableton Link is as easy as this:

And then, all your analog gear can groove along, like so:

What Vincenzo has done is to produce a custom shield for the crazy-tiny Raspberry Pi. Pop his custom board on top, add his software/scripts, and you’ve got plug-and-play Ableton Link support for all your hardware. That connects both clock and reset signals to your Eurorack (or other compatible) analog gear, so they can jam along with Ableton Live, Reason, Maschine, Reaktor, Max, Pd, iOS apps, and everything else that’s been adding Link support.

There’s even a cute display and controls.

It works with WiFi wireless networks. It works with Ethernet (via adapter). It even works without anything connected at all – then it’s just a clever little clock gadget.

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I imagine this could also be a great starter project for learning a bit about the state of what’s possible with Raspberry Pi (I found some of those links useful).

You could also adapt this to MIDI – I might have to try that. Vincenzo notes that the Raspberry Pi Zero features a “UART (pin #8 and #10) which could be used for MIDI I/O.” Handy. (I would also have been inclined to go the Teensy route, but this may have changed my mind. Anyone interested in exploring, do get in touch – shout out via Twitter!)

Thanks, Vincenzo!

Let’s see those schematics:

pink_zero_minimal

schematic

Blog post:

pink-0, an Ableton Link to clock/reset hardware converter [shaduzlabs]

And check out the project on GitHub:

https://github.com/shaduzlabs/pink-0

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Pretty Tough

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Pretty Tough

Another Tough Guy Ostrich comic.

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Kittens!
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