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I just discovered a cool hack, and I thought I'd share.

I mostly use Emacs under Windows. Recently I found out how to remap keys via the Registry (see http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-caps-lock-key-in-windows-vista/).

I remapped the (useless) CapsLock key to be the Windows-Right-Click key, which I guess is formally called the "Application" key. (Also I mapped NumLock to be CapsLock, in case I ever need that, because if there's one thing that's even less useful than CapsLock on a full-sized keyboard, it's NumLock). Note that you have to reboot for the mapping to take effect.

Finally, I added this line to my emacs init file:
    (setq w32-apps-modifier 'hyper)

Now my CapsLock key is a fully-functional Hyper modifier! A whole keyboard full of mappings awaits. It even works in combinations, such as C-H-a and H-M-b.
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On a ThinkPad, I find these two definitions useful:

   (global-set-key [XF86Back] 'previous-buffer)
   (global-set-key [XF86Forward] 'next-buffer)

so, M-x describe-key, push your favorite unused key to see what Emacs sees when the key is pressed .. use the name to bind the key to a function. 
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I knew this would happen.
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The Cira Center looks pretty cool on cloudy days.
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I was in Toledo, Ohio over the weekend for a ceremony, and I impressed the hell out of my dad with Google Now. We were driving in unknown territory, and he was fretting about how we were going to find our way back. I said don't worry, I've got my phone. He said, "Oh, does it have GPS? Will you be able to find the university?" I picked up my phone and said, "Google. Give me directions from my location to the University of Toledo Health Sciences campus." In less than five seconds the whole route was displayed graphically right there on a map. It was beautiful. :-)
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Maneuver: drive from southern Florida to southeastern Pennsylvania.
Difficulty modifiers: No stops, other than fuel and bathroom breaks. Car contains three children with Tourette syndrome.
Maneuver completed, but with assistance; I had to turn it over to the other adult after 19 hours, let her drive the last hour and a half.
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Why not share more of the driving, you ask? It's complicated, but we decided that this was the best division of labor. I drove; she managed the kids, the food, etc.
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Smartphone achievement unlocked: deposited a check via camera, while sitting at the kitchen table!
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I should bug my credit union about accepting check scans.
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Interesting new trompe l'oeuil artwork at a tattoo parlor on my way to work. 
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Love Park (aka JFK Plaza) in the springtime.
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Ahhh, south Florida. Bountiful citrus fruit at Wal-Mart.... all from California.
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