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Cherry MX Mechanical Keyboard Switches Compared

MikeyTheK Das (223 comments)

I have a DAS Keyboard with brown Cherry switches. They are 45g to activate, and not clicky. The keyboard is not silent, but it is certainly not noisy, either. This is the best feeling keyboard I own, and maybe the best feeling one I have ever owned. I have pounded the crap out of it for over a year and it still works, as one would expect. Every time I shop for a laptop, I just cringe when I feel the keys and I think about spending all day using it.

more than 2 years ago

Bloggers Not Journalists, Federal Judge Rules

MikeyTheK Re:It's Not ALL Bloggers (353 comments)

The decision does raise an interesting question, though - what makes you a journalist? Is it having an account on WordPress or Blogger? What about aggregators like Drudge and Slashdot? We see journalists espousing opinions all the time, frequently controversial - your local rag's editorial page is just such a place. I love the shades of grey.

more than 2 years ago

Apple IOS 4.3.4 Jailbroken Hours After Update

MikeyTheK Nothing Like Bragging Rights (121 comments)

Is there anything that is quite as effective as bragging rights to drive innovation (besides Economics, of course)? I don't know if security on iOS could get any better faster if you didn't have a determined group trying to break it publicly.

more than 3 years ago

RockMelt: Google Chrome, Only Better

MikeyTheK Meh (144 comments)

I started messing around with RockMelt six months ago after receiving an invite. It's ok, but I have yet to find a real compelling reason to use it over Chrome, especially since, as the article mentions, it only sort-of supports Chrome extensions, which means I can only sort-of do things that I rely on Chrome for.

more than 3 years ago

"More Than Three Teams" Working On Halo Games

MikeyTheK Re:More then three (72 comments)

How about Fantasy Halo? I'll take Johnson as my first pick any day.

about 6 years ago



LiceCode Kickstarter Most Successful Development Tool Raise Of All Time

MikeyTheK MikeyTheK writes  |  about a year and a half ago

MikeyTheK (873329) writes "To fund a move to Open Source its engine, LiveCode, a descendent of HyperCard, turned to Kickstarter. With 8 hours still to go, the project has raised over $650,000, a staggering amount for a development tool on Kickstarter. With only a couple of stretch goals remaining, it is by far the most successful raises for a development tool."
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It Was The Month Without A Sunspot

MikeyTheK MikeyTheK writes  |  about 6 years ago

MikeyTheK (873329) writes "For the first time in a century, we just experienced a month without sunspots. In case you wonder why you should care, there is a growing branch of climate scientists that have been studying historic sunspot activity (the record goes back to the 1700's) and comparing it to weather information to see if maybe the big giant heat source in the sky has more impact on our climate than it is being given credit for."

Vonage Down, Not Accepting PSTN Calls

MikeyTheK MikeyTheK writes  |  more than 5 years ago

MikeyTheK (873329) writes "From the In Case You Care department, Vonage's PSTN network connection is down. At around 14:00 EDT I noticed that my Vonage phone was not accepting inbound calls. After being on the phone with TS for about an hour, they notified me that (nearly) nationwide, Vonage is not connected to the PSTN, so calls from the Outside World are not coming though.

That also means that if you have a failover number with Vonage it won't do anything, either, because Vonage isn't able to route it at this time. They don't have an ETA to get everything back up yet."

FCC Head Supports Ala Carte Cable

MikeyTheK MikeyTheK writes  |  about 7 years ago

MikeyTheK (873329) writes "PC Magazine Reports that Kevin Martin, chairman of the FCC, supports ala carte cable.

In a letter to several minority groups on Wednesday, Martin said "While I believe all consumers would benefit from channels being sold in a more a la carte manner, minority consumers, especially those living in Spanish speaking homes, might benefit most of all,". He goes on to argue "Cable companies act as gatekeepers into the programming allowed by the expanded basic cable package, preventing independent content producers from reaching viewers,", citing the example of Black Family Television, which was forced to go online-only because cable operators refused to carry it, even after it reached 16 million homes."

First Third-Party Development Tool for iPhone

MikeyTheK MikeyTheK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MikeyTheK (873329) writes "Ajax Magazine is reporting today that Morfik has released the first development tool for iPhone. In addition, the applications created with the tool will run even when you lose your cell signal."

MikeyTheK MikeyTheK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MikeyTheK (873329) writes "Sorry for the title, the subject can only take so many characters. No April Fools joke here. It appears that under the radar, the USPTO granted Morfik a patent for the "System and method for synthesizing object-oriented high-level code into browser-side javascript". Reading further, it appears that they have patented the compiling of high-level languages into AJAX apps. The high-level languages include "Ada, C, C++, C#, COBOL, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Delphi, Fortran, Java, Object Pascal, SmallTalk, Visual Basic, and Visual Basic.NET".

It would appear that the application date is September, 2005."

MikeyTheK MikeyTheK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MikeyTheK (873329) writes "Ajax Magazine ( icially_available.html) reports today that Morfik (AJAX development environment) has gone 1.0. Along with that is a rather interesting feature — automatic conversion between high-level languages.

Apparently Morfik allows a developer to import code from any of the supported high-level languages (Java, C#, BASIC, Pascal) and convert it for integration into a project written in another high-level language on-the-fly.

So, for example, let's say you are writing an employee scheduling program in Java. Now you see that there is a new tree-spanning algorithm written in C# that you would like to integrate into your project. You could convert it by hand, or you could let Morfik do it for you automatically.

This is even more interesting when you think about supporting legacy BASIC or Pascal applications that you are trying to bring to either Java or C#. Instead of rewriting the whole thing, you can let Morfik convert it for you, then just focus on the cleanup."

MikeyTheK MikeyTheK writes  |  more than 6 years ago

MikeyTheK (873329) writes "My fellow firefighters are dying at an alarming rate from causes completely unrelated to the normal dangers of fighting fires, prying people out of mangled wrecks, and saving stranded kittens from treetop perches.

It has been well-documented for some time that about 50% of all firefighter fatalities have heart disease as a contributing factor. What has not been known until now is why.,2933,260398,00.html "

MikeyTheK MikeyTheK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MikeyTheK writes "In the story I just sumitted, I forgot to mention that Morfik will also have a FREE tier — in other words, you can get Morfik for $0.00, and deploy with it for $0.00."

MikeyTheK MikeyTheK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MikeyTheK writes "As I reported yesterday at Morfik is getting ready to go 1.0. I received several documents today that were sent to all "Morfik Pioneers", including pricing, edition features, etc. Morfik then put up, which discusses the same information, except with much more detail.

One of the most shocking parts of this announcement is that Morfik will not charge for server licenses. Morfik is purchased per developer seat. Deployment is free.

It also appears from the letter that it might not yet be too late to sign up for the Morfik Pioneers (beta-testing) program. Those people will get about 2/3 off the retail price, if I did the math right."


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