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Updated Microsoft Keyboard & Mouse Drivers 6.1 for OS X

March 5, 2007

In the process of mucking about with all of my HID (“human interface device”) drivers the other day, I managed to mess up my keyboard mapping (I use a Microsoft keyboard) so that occasionally it would get in the mode where the “Alt” key to the right of the spacebar was mapped as the Command key, and not the one on the left side.

Sheesh…

(Yes, I know Mac keyboards should only have one of these keys, and it should be labeled with the little “Command Key” symbol. Unfortunately, I still have to use Windows with this keyboard occasionally, Microsoft makes better keyboards, and feel free to burn me in effigy as a heretic.)

So, I do a little digging around, and it turns out that Microsoft released version 6.1 of their “IntelliType” and “IntelliPoint” (read “keyboard” and “mouse” drivers, respectively) drivers on 11/30/2006.

Who knew?
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Logitech MX Revolution & OS X (Review)

March 1, 2007

Logitech MX Revolution Cordless Laser MouseIf you’re a Mac user, most Logitech peripherals are like having the world’s greatest dog follow you home — he’s smart, friendly, and knows how to bring you beer from the fridge — except you just can’t housebreak him.

The MX Revolution mouse is typical of that. It’s comfortable, ergonomic, has some very well thought-out features and a reasonably good recharging system — but their OS X driver is almost biblically bad.

Fortunately, there’s a way to fix it.
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All About Links

January 13, 2005

Backlinks, inbound links, outbound links, reciprocal links, etc.  There are too many names for a relatively simple concept.  Let’s de-mystify all of this, shall we?

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