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Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder 2018 Fundraiser
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:39 PM »
Will do, and CONGRATULATIONS on the fundraiser success!  :Thmbsup:

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Official Announcements / Re: DonationCoder 2018 Fundraiser
« on: April 30, 2018, 04:52 PM »
Quick question.. What if I can't donate until Wednesday (Social Security doesn't arrive until then and my current bank balance is $0.41)?

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Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: OpenDNS + DNSCrypt - Mini-Review
« on: July 15, 2013, 03:28 PM »
I recently started using DNSCrypt after seeing it listed in the latest SnapFiles freeware updates. I've been using OpenDNS (and the OpenDNS Updater) for years and when I saw how long DNSCrypt has been available I had to wonder how I'd missed it (although with my leaky memory I might find it on an old 'To Do' list that's been buried by others..).

One thing I've noticed (in System Explorer's 'Connections' tab) are continuous UDP connections by OpenDNSInterface.exe that are constantly varying in number. There's always at least one, then two, three, four and sometimes five entries, then it will drop back to one, then the process repeats, 24/7. Any idea what is going on with that?
It's not using a huge amount of memory and the "dnscryptproxy.exe" uses even less.

- Other observations:
I don't know if it's related to DNSCrypt, but since I've been running it the OpenDNS Updater message window (and the on & off again "Using OpenDNS?" "No" alerts) has stopped popping up.

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Living Room / Re: Where have all the trackballs gone!
« on: February 14, 2011, 04:56 PM »
Muahahaha...

That's^ one I'm definitely going to look seriously at.
BTW, as I looked at the image [above] I realized that when I wrote "Asteroids" I should have said "Centipede".
The big heavy ball was perfect for controlling the cursor, and combined with my cat-like reflexes I was a formidable
Centipede killer..... at least that's how I remember it.

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Living Room / Re: Where have all the trackballs gone!
« on: November 07, 2010, 10:58 PM »
I've been using the Microsoft Trackball Optical for years and love it (despite having to clean my hand sweat/dirt off of the 3 support rollers regularly). I've added some strips of Velcro to hold a piece of microfiber cloth to help absorb my palm sweat, which helps a bit.

I went to buy another but had to settle for the Logitech Trackball unit that looks similar, but discovered that it doesn't have the same [solid] 'feel' as the MS Trackball. I always loved the feel of those big trackballs that the arcade games (like Asteroids) used, and I've seen them occasionally on TV (science/computer-type topics) but never knew where to buy them.

After reading through this thread and checking out the Contour/RollerMouse and the Kinesis sites I plugged in the Kinesis URL into "Similar Sites" and discovered the Fentek Industries site.
There I found a large selection of 'ergo' keyboards & mice, including what looks like the big (flat) trackball unit I've been looking for and a bunch of others.

Also, for those looking for left-handed units, there are many flat ambidextrous roller/trackball choices.

A lot of this 'ergo' and assistive-tech stuff is expensive, but some aren't too bad. Even a guy living on SS Disability might be able to find money in his budget at some point!

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