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[ale] [OT] high visibility keyboards on sale at big lots



Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 4:41 PM, Alex Carver
><agcarver+ale at acarver.net>wrote:
>
>> On 4/2/2013 13:28, Ron Frazier (ALE) wrote:
>>
>>> I can touch type, but you still have to find the home keys,
>particularly
>>> if the room lighting is somewhat dim.  Sometimes, when I'm at the pc
>>> briefly, I have only a light on the other side of the room on
>besides
>>> the computer monitors.  The brilliant planners for the house put the
>>> light switch on the far side of the room from where the door is.
>>>
>>> If I'm spending any period of time at the keyboard, I turn all the
>room
>>> lights on.
>>>
>>> Ron
>>>
>>
>>
>> You don't need the lights to find the home keys.  :)  All modern
>keyboards
>> have raised index marks on the F and J keys (unless you're Apple and
>then
>> it's the D and K keys for whatever crazy reason).
>>
>>
>> my index bumps are worn such that I can't feel them on my work
>keyboard.
>
>Apple uses D & K keys so you can always use your middle fingers to
>point to
>apple home.
>
>>
>> As for your wall switch placement, get one of these (many similar
>ones
>> from different brands)  (watch out for the line wrap):
>>
>> http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-**6696-W-Anywhere-Switch-Remote/**
>> dp/B00004YUOL/ref=sr_1_12?ie=**UTF8&qid=1364935112&sr=8-12&**
>>
>keywords=wireless+switch<http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-6696-W-Anywhere-Switch-Remote/dp/B00004YUOL/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1364935112&sr=8-12&keywords=wireless+switch>
>
>
>I want pocket doors that open with the original Star Trek "Shoosh"

Shouldn't be too hard to hook up a proximity sensor and a speaker and a door actuator to a raspberry pi.  Then you'd have it.

Ron

>sound
>:-)
>
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