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Things I'm glad I started using: Clearly Superior CST 2545W-RC trackball, Emacs text editor, Google+, Google search, Mathematica, Perl (including Perl 6), TypeMatrix 2020 keyboard, WolframAlpha.com.

Things I'm glad I stopped using: Facebook, Twitter.
Whether ;for the ;lax security, ;targeted ads, anonymous friends, or damage to your health, it's time to get off of social media. ;
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I've tried PonoMusic and Tidal and like PonoMusic better.  Their music sounds better, it was easier to figure out how to download music to my computer, and all music is shown with what format, kbps, and bits it is.  Some Tidal music sounds so bad I wonder if 1) it's not FLAC high-res music or 2) if it is, if it is upsampled from CD quality music to FLAC high-res.  My guess is PonoMusic is more concerned with provenance that Tidal.
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(A keyswitch is the electrical switch installed on each key of a computer keyboard.)

OLD FAVORITE KEYSWITCH: The Cherry MX Brown keyswitch was my favorite keyswitch.  See http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mechanical-switch-keyboard,2955-3.html for more info.

NEW FAVORITE KEYSWITCH: Matias Corporation manufactured "Quiet Linear Mechanical Keyboard Switch" for the "Open Steno Project" is now my favorite keyswitch.  See https://www.crowdsupply.com/open-steno-project/mechanical-keyboard-switch for more info.  I haven't found any keycaps I like for this keyswitch yet.
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I don't use wireless keyboards, wireless pointing devices, cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc.
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(Overleaf is a free system to use the free LaTeX typesetting system over the web.)
 
Start 2015 in style -- create a 3D dodecahedron calendar for your desk! http://bit.ly/171xW2F  #phdchat
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Updated to the free #Fedora21 Linux using fedup.  Worked great, no problems.  Thanks to all the people who work on Fedora.
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GNOME is a desktop environment installed on many Linux computers.

Resizing a window by clicking on a window border can be difficult because some themes require you to click on a one pixel wide window border.

The following instructions are based in information from the included link.

To resize the currently active window
1  type Alt and F8 at the same time
2  use an arrow key to choose which border to move
3  move mouse to move border
4  left click to leave resize mode
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The University of Michigan ~millimeter size computer is powered by ambient light and does computation, data storage, sensing, and wireless communication.
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Elon Musk (Hyperloop, Internet satellites, SolarCity, SpaceX, Tesla) is working on too many risky projects.  Some may crash and burn.  The temptation to co-mingle funds may be too great.  What do you think his net worth is U.S. dollars will be in 2023?
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Bought a 192 kHz, 24 bit copy of Neil Young's Storytone from the newly opened, high-resolution music, PonoMusic company.  High-resolution music sounds much better than ordinary music to me.  (Disclosure: I'm not connected witth PonoMusic, and listen to the music on a computer--- not a portable PonoPlayer.)
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If you've made custom plastic tool drawer organizers I'd appreciate reading any advice you have.  Thanks.

When I was an attack helicopter crew chief in the U.S. Army I kept a very organized tool box.  Now, not so much—I've burnt up lots of time looking for tools and finally decided to fix this problem.  I should have done this years ago.

After a lot of research I decided to try a Hanson 9200 socket tray assortment.  Each socket fits over a post that has the socket size on top of the post.
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I'm an engineer living in Lafayette, Indiana, United States.

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