Archive for November 2009
Today, my friend scrapped me (in Orkut) that his [Enter] key (or return key) is broken and it is not working. So he is unable to chat and whether I know of any alternatives.
Hmm.. then I did some binging/googling, and this is what I was able to come up with.
You can map the keys to something different. Many people like to remap the [Caps Lock] because when the type there is a tendency to accidently slam on it and type in all caps, which is very annoying (In MS Word, Excel etc, you can use [Shift]+[F3] for converting lovercase to upper case and vice-versa).
Okay, coming back to the point. The best way to do this is using third party tools, which are freely available. Otherwise you’ll have to edit the registry, which is no fun thing at all! So, we’ll go the software way.
It is a free software to map one key to another on your keyboard. It is free, you need to have .NET runtime environment running to install it.
Key Tweak Keyboard Remapper
Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4
It is another tool to do the same thing. By Microsoft itself. But you’ll have to go through the validation procedures etc. [Download Microsoft Keyboard Layout Tweaker]
Windows On-Screen Keyboard
Other simple thing you can do is to use the On-screen Keyboard(OSD) But this is not really an easy way to solve the problem. Say, as in my friends case you want to use it to replace the enter key, while chatting it is not really very helpful, is it?
1. How to change your Keyboard Keys, NoteBookForums.com
2. Shortcut for the return key, Digitalspy.co.uk
3. Remapping the Keyboard in Windows, Computer Education
4. KeyTweak Keyboard Remapper [Software]
5. SharpKeys [Software]
6. How To Toggle the NUM LOCK, CAPS LOCK, and SCROLL LOCK Keys, Microsoft Knowledge Base
7. Scan Code Mapper for Windows, WHDC Archives
When life gives you lemons, squirt them in someone’s eye.[this_barb]
I found an interesting discussion in reddit [What would you tell a younger sibling if you knew you were to die soon?]. The original posters brother recently passed away, she started the post by saying the advice he had given her just before his demise:
I was 14, my brother was 18. We had an odd relationship. We wanted to know eachother but were pretty much poles apart and had very little to say to eachother.
I walked him down to the corner shop on his last trip out of the house. He had to rest a while before he could make it back up the road to our house, so we sat on the steps of the library. Whilst there, he told me he thought I was ‘going to be a really cool chick’. He told me never to settle for a man who didn’t recognise my intelligence and that boys would do/say pretty much anything to get into a girl’s knickers. He told me I should never sleep with (or get into a relationship with) a bloke who didn’t acknowledge that I was cleverer than him, and meant it – unless the bloke was obviously brilliant – or I was honestly just after a shag.
It shocked me – but – I think it was GREAT advice.
What would you tell your younger brother/sister if you knew you weren’t going to be around for long?
The below text is ripped from the post, I have put the usernames of the posters and the permalink to their posts also.