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Operant Conditioning by Software Bugs – Embedded in Academia

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/21

Good to remember both these:

[WayBack] Operant Conditioning by Software Bugs – Embedded in Academia which means when using a system, you subconsciously start behaving around it’s issues. This also happens when you the software you wrote the software for such a system: you hardly test the things that you broke.

The magic SysReq key on Linux systems running on PC-hardware allows you to sync/mount read-only/shutdown a system by keyboard (and many more options – see the Wikipedia list below). Do not forget to enable this as it is disabled by default. And remember that many laptops forego the SysReq key (as do Mac systems).

The order while holding Alt-SysReq down is S,U,B…

Both via [WayBack] Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

–jeroen

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Remapping a mac keyboard for windows user In my quest to make this macbook air into a usable machine: Karabiner-Elements

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/10

I am still a bit ambivalent on remapping keys on a keyboard, mainly because of two reasons:

  • Without remapping, tools used for virtualisation, remote access and shells already get it wrong every now and then. Finding causes is already tough, so adding more degrees of freedom complicates this more.
  • Switching systems or assisting people without the tools can be cumbersome. I vividly remember the really hard times when I had switched from Windows Explorer to Windows Commander (now Total Commander) and could not use it on a sequence of contracting jobs.

Just in case I am going to use it:

–jeroen

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Brilliant device: iPazzPort Wireless Mini Handheld Keyboard with Touchpad Mouse Combo for Android TV Box and Raspberry Pi 3 and HTPC and XBMC KP-810-19S – Black: Computers & Accessories

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/01/03

Brilliant device: [WayBack] KP-810-19BTT Mini Bluetooth Keyboard with touchpad – Unisen Group iPazzPort

I got it via Amazon USA ([WayBack] iPazzPort Wireless Mini Handheld Keyboard with Touchpad Mouse Combo for Android TV Box and Raspberry Pi 3 and HTPC and XBMC KP-810-19S – Black: Computers & Accessories), but Amazon in Europe has it as well (this is the German link:[Archive.isiPazzPort Mini Wireless Handheld Tastatur mit Touchpad: AmazonSmile: Computer & Zubehör; replace .de with .fr, .co.uk, to find your local link).

There are this one is 2.4 Ghz, includes a USB dongle in the battery compartment and requires 2 AAA batteries.

There are Bluetooth and back-lit versions too which cost slightly more.

Via: [WayBack] Raspberry Pi Cluster – Software Team Lead

–jeroen

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Magic SysRq key – Wikipedia

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/20

Cool: Magic SysRq key – Wikipedia

The magic SysRq key is a key combination understood by the Linux kernel, which allows the user to perform various low-level commands regardless of the system’s state. It is often used to recover from freezes, or to reboot a computer without corrupting the filesystem.[1] Its effect is similar to the computer’s hardware reset button (or power switch) but with many more options and much more control.

Sometimes reading fluffy fluff posts teaches you new things, so be sure to read this one:

[WayBack] I just got trolled by my cat, hard. Last night i left my linux laptop open and running while watching TV in the other room. I came back to find Marley … – Stephen Shirley – Google+

I started looking through the kernel logs from last night, to see if there was any indication of the issue starting. And then i saw it. One innocent line that said:

Dec 18 21:26:52 x240 kernel: [373001.156356] sysrq: SysRq : Emergency Remount R/O

The fluffy dumbass had somehow hit the Sysrq [0] key combo to mount all filesystems read-only. This is an old, low-level when-all-else-fails facility for dealing with an linux unresponsive system, and fluff-for-brains Marley had somehow hit alt+fn+s+u.

Sigh.

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key

Via: [Archive.is] I just got trolled by my cat, hard. Last night i left my linux laptop open and running while watching TV in the other room. I came back to find Marley … – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

–jeroen

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PS/2 port colours – Wikipedia

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/11

I always forget which colours the [WayBackPS/2 port for keyboard and mouse have.

Some of my old (some call it classic or vintage) mice and keyboards don’t even have a coloured plug.

Luckily, Wikipedia has the answer File:Ps-2-ports.jpg – Wikipedia :

Color Description
Purple Keyboard
Green Mouse

–jeroen

 

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