[very off-topic]on Wednesday, as I was teaching, a child jumped on my palm and broke it.
What was it doing on the floor? Good question. I was actually sitting beside it (we were all sitting in a circle), stood up for exactly 5s to pick my whistle (needed it for the workshop). Needless to say, when I heard "scrunch", it was to late for any foreclosing whistling.
So yesterday, alone, crying on the sidewalk... [/very off-topic]
[a bit less off-topic]...I went to the store and bought... a wacom tablet. Human psyche is -- of course -- all about logic.
Anyhow. The tablet is nice and all... Not that easy at first (find it pretty hard to be precise when I'm hovering at 0.5cm of the surface and then right click without moving the pen!), but I'm slowly
getting used to it.
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[kindoff on topic]I think it's primary functions will be : annotating and drawing/writing (math equations, of course, and other stuff) . And that's it. I use the keyboard to much to use it as a mouse, and I prefer the touch pad for that function as it's just 0.5 inch from the keyboard.
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[going slightly off topic again]Anyhow... - PDF-XChange Viewer is quite nice and, thanks Darwin, I forgot that foxit viewer had pretty much the same features. Don't know which one is the best. Will test.
In the mean time, I found that pretty cheap app, and working very well... : Meanders' Annotator for Microsoft Office (v1.62)
. Allows one to draw easily inside any office app : excel spread sheets, Word documents, etc. Could be handy. There might be others, even more powerful and working system wide (do they exist?) but I have a math class at 6, so need to go solve some nasty equations now... without my palm, but with a potentially convenient Wacom Bamboo tablet.
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