Friday, September 24, 2010

Audiobook: Call of The Wild by Jack London

I have a 35 minute drive to work, and lately I've been listening to some free audiobooks from Librivox.  I recently finished Call of the Wild by Jack London.  It was a great book and the readers do a good job as well.  I wish the first reader would have done the entire book, but the rest of the readers do a pretty good job.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Computer: How to Replace a Key on a Dell Studio Laptop

My cute as a button daughter pulled the caps lock key off my Dell Studio Notebook the other day and it took me a while to figure out how to put it back on.  The keys on this keyboard have 3 pieces.  The black part your fingers touch, a metal U shaped paper clip looking piece, and a white scissor piece of plastic.  The trick to reinstall is to carefully pull the white scissor off of the key and attach it standalone to the notebook.  Then make sure the metal piece is attached to the black caps lock key, slide the metal piece into its holder on the keyboard and press the caps lock key firmly down.  The white scissor piece then clicks into place and its attached.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Code: No source control? Use DropBox

Recently I was working on a small development project that was only semi-work related.  I didn't want to use my work's source control since it was non-work and I didn't need versioning, just backup.  I created the project in my Dropbox folder and it worked really well to backup and keep the project synced across machines.