Showing posts from May, 2007

Optimus Maximus Keyboard

This keyboard looks awesome. 48x48 pixel OLED buttons allow for the user to change the keyboard layout.

Features from wikipedia:
* An aluminium body
* Extra-durable polymer plastic keys
* 48×48 pixel (for regular keys) screens, Truecolor mode
* OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen for keys
* USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity
* A separate ergonomic version
* 4-5 year lifetime
* A key-saver mode
* Support for animation on keys
* Ability to form a mosaic using a combination of key images
* OS independence
* An SDK for complete display customization
* Swappable Keys

Concept Keyboard

Optimus Maximus Keyboard

Project Blog

Drivers for the earlier version, the Optimus Mini Three, have been available in Linux, Mac, Windows, Java and .NET.

Currently a limited production keyboard, the Optimus Maximus comes at a…

Vista UAC - Override


I'm running WAMP on my home system. It's great for independent development.

But, there's a problem. Every time Vista boots up, UAC stops WAMP from displaying in the system tray. This problem also occurs when starting FRAPS.

This can be fixed a few ways...

According to Microsoft's TechNet site there is a few ways to get by this problem ....

Scenario 1: Requesting an application to run elevated one time
- This is what i was doing, when it boots up, select the UAC icon, and tell it to launch the application. Annoying and what i'm trying to fix.

Scenario 2: Marking an application to always run elevated.
- This is the easiest way to fix this problem, and it doesn't open up security issues that the 3rd Scenario can cause.

Scenario 3:Configure User Account Control
- I can't believe Microsoft would offer this as a solution. Basically, you disable UAC Admin Approval, UAC installation prompting, or UAC Credential prompting.
- This is basically the "Use a sledgehammer t…