Archive | August 4, 2005

Audience Participation Night at DLSLUG

Bill McGonigle, Chapter Coordinator for the Dartmouth – Lake Sunapee Linux User Group posts:

  • Date: Thursday, August 4th, 7:00-9:00PM
  • Place: Dartmouth College, Carson Hall Room L02
  • Presenter: The Membership (that means you!)
  • Topic: Nifties!

    “It’s Audience Participation Night at DLSLUG – time for you to get up and do something. We’ll each take a turn at the projector showing something Neat or Nifty. It doesn’t matter if it takes 2 minutes or 20 minutes to explain, just get up there and show us something. We all know something Nifty that’s worth showing. We’ll have a linux laptop to use, or connect remotely to your own. The meeting will run until we run out of Nifties, or we run out of time.”

    “It can be anything from a utility you just discovered to a neat piece of hardware we should know about to a worthwhile service on the ‘net or maybe something you wrote that saves you hours of time. If you’re new to Linux that doesn’t matter – there must be something Nifty about it that got your interested – what is that? Found a good Linux/Unix book lately? Linux is about sharing, and this month it’s your turn.”

    Hope to see you there.

Mighty Mouse exposed

What fun is having new hardware if you can’t take it apart and see how it works. I’m curious about the speaker.

Ars Technica posts Dissecting Mighty Mouse. “Long-time Mac fans know the drill: a new, cool piece of hardware comes out, and generally within 48 hours a website (usually in Japan) springs up with pictures of the innards of the new device. This time, we thought we’d give it a try. Curious about the innards of Apple’s new Mighty Mouse? Ars dissects Apple’s Mighty Mouse to see what makes it tick click.”

“The top half of the mouse contained the most interesting features to examine. There were touch sensors, the scroll ball assembly, connections for sensors and assembly that plug into the board on the bottom half of the mouse, and a copper grounding strip.”

“We also settle the question of the “click” sound and used Xev to see how the Mighty Mouse actually interprets all the tapping, rolling, and clicking. Come inside and see the insides of the Mighty Mouse!”

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes

This work by Ted Roche is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.