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Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?

ginoledesma Make your computers help you⦠(464 comments)

An optometrist recommended corrective lenses for me as well to deal with slight astigmatism, and I gave it a shot for about 10 weeks before stopping it because it just never got comfortable. I've noticed that frequently putting them on/off causes a hint of a lingering headache, but I'm guessing that could be due to my eyes/brain trying to re-focus constantly.

These days, I've just made font sizes larger in the primary programs I use â" Terminal, IDE, mail, web browser, etc. That's made things much easier to read by taking much less effort. I've made a similar change on my mobile devices (laptop, phone). I figure every bit helps in reducing/slowing down the degradation of vision.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

ginoledesma Kinesis Advantage Keyboard (702 comments)

I'ved used my Kinesis Advantage keyboard since 2004, but I know it saw some use before I took ownership of it.

It's my trusted keyboard that I've brought along different jobs. I have my friends and former coworkers to thank for in turning me onto this device.

about 9 months ago

Under Armour/Lockheed Suit Blamed For US Skating Performance

ginoledesma Re:numbers? (357 comments)

Emery Lehman, highest scorer for the US, on the Men's 5000 meter competitions:

Salt Lake City USA (2013-11-17): 6 min 19.86 sec (personal best)
Sochi Olympics 2014 (2014-02-08): 6 min 29.94 sec

His performance at the Sochi Olympics is 19.18 seconds away from the top scorer.

Jonathan Kuck, second after Lehman for the same competition:

Salt Lake City USA (2013-11-17): 6 min 09.73 sec (personal best)
Sochi Olympics 2014 (2014-02-08): 6 min 31.53 sec

Patrick Meek, third in Sochi Olympics 2014, for the same competition:

Salt Lake City USA (2012-01-21): 6 min 23.89 sec (personal best)
Sochi Olympics 2014 (2014-02-08): 6 min 32.94 sec

Only Jonathan Kuck's personal best beats out the top scorer in this competition. I'll defer to wiser minds in determining whether having a suit give you +5-10 second advantage is "fair" in this competition.

about a year ago

Compared to my immediate peers, my typing

ginoledesma Relatively fast, but depends on the keyboard (240 comments)

It depends on the keyboard I'm using.

My preferred keyboard of choice for the last several years is the Kinesis Advantage contoured keyboard. With that, I'm able to sustain 100+ wpm with 99% accuracy. And sometimes I surprise others that I'm able to maintain this while maintaining a conversation with them.

On other keyboards, though, my speed falls dramatically as I can't touch-type as easily.

I also thought I was typing relatively fast, until a friend of mine pointed me to http://www.typeracer.com/. So far, I'm still trying to beat my all-time best of 142 wpm of so long ago.

about 2 years ago

DOJ Says iPhone Is So Secure They Can't Crack It

ginoledesma Oblig xkcd (454 comments)

How long until they just resort to this?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Securely Share Passwords?

ginoledesma Password Management Tool + Emergency Docs + Will (402 comments)

I have something like this in place:

Use a password management tool (e.g. 1Password) which has your different accounts/credentials.

Prepare a document (e.g. will) that will disclose the password management tool's master password to your next of kin or designated executor.

In addition, I prepared a list of 'emergency documents' that contains all the pertinent info I have (passports, social security numbers, tax documents, etc) in both electronic and paper forms.

It's a convenience for me that I have access to all of this at my finger tips, but I imagine it would be a great convenience / time-saver for what is already a trying and difficult time.

more than 3 years ago

Best Tools For Network Inventory Management?

ginoledesma GLPI (251 comments)

It would really depend on your site requirements -- namely, what you want to track, how to correlate said info, etc.

You might want to check out GLPI. It covers the basics that most inventory management software does. The documentation is a bit lacking / confusing, but there're enough users out there who can help. It's pretty flexible, too, but seeing that the OP mentioned isn't a web coder, that's not as good a selling point.

On another note, I'd recommend searching SourceForge and Freshmeat for "inventory." It might just so happen that someone's written it in such a way that fits your needs. In my experience, every organization has always had something slightly different, where one works better than the other.

more than 5 years ago


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