Archive for the 'farout' Category

Not everything is bigger in America…

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

South Africa Adaptor

Went out to Paddy’s Market to buy a travel adaptor for South Africa in preparation for tomorrow’s trip to the ICANN meeting at Cape Town, imagine my horror1 when I saw this. The American plug looks puny beside it.

1 Actually, I almost felt violated.

National Public Toilet Map

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

This is what I call an information society. Do you have one in your country?

PearPC

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

Just chanced upon the PearPC project on SourceForge. It means that soon I, the poor man, too, can run OS/X!

Goodbye Mrs. Benz

Tuesday, March 30th, 2004

We finally sold the car yesterday… (see previous post). For A$500!!! You think it’s cheap? Some people even had the guts to offer me $250, think again.

Toys and Flybar

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

Was reading Slashdot and saw a link to Toy Fair’s Top 10 Strangest Products review, some of the stuff is really funny..

Especially the Flybar.. this stuff is supposed to bounce you 5-6 feet off the ground! Imagine how irritating it would be to see them on the streets! I thought skateboarders were morons… to think that I was doing quite a bit of Rollerblading almost 10 years ago.. guess I’m gettin’ old. *sigh*

viWord

Sunday, February 15th, 2004

While digging through some old archives, I found a piece of MS Word macro I wrote almost 3 years ago as a proof-of-concept, dubbed viWord. It allows you to use vi-like keybindings in Word. It should work for Office 2000, XP and 2003. vi-philes who are forced to work in Word might like it.

However, as this is only an experimental toy, it is not intended to be used seriously. However, given enough interests I might consider reviving it and making it into a proper product (for free, of course).

Implemented keybindings:

  1. Switching from Normal to Insert: i, a, A, o, O
  2. Insert to Normal: Esc
  3. Movements: h,j,k,l,w,b,$,0,Ctrl-F,Ctrl-B
  4. Undo, Redo: u, Ctrl-R
  5. Editing: x,X
  6. Count-movement: 10-j (move down 10 lines)

Get it! You know you want to.

Instructions can be found in README.txt