The Super Helpful Little Things

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby A'nold » Wed May 19, 2010 8:36 pm

Netopalis wrote:My setup, complete with built-in Torts professor:

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Nice, is this where the movie kills "just like pooty tang?"

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby planopal » Thu May 20, 2010 12:20 pm

Can anyone recommend a good laser printer that isn't too expensive - maybe under $100 or $200?

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby philosoraptor » Thu May 20, 2010 12:27 pm

planopal wrote:Can anyone recommend a good laser printer that isn't too expensive - maybe under $100 or $200?
HP P1006 is what I have. Got it for something like $90, it's reliable, compact, prints well, even plays nice with Linux.

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Duralex » Thu May 20, 2010 12:42 pm

planopal wrote:Can anyone recommend a good laser printer that isn't too expensive - maybe under $100 or $200?


LJ4200 DTN (duplexer, extra tray, network card.) -- $250

http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-LaserJet-4200-42 ... 563c011bc2

This one is actually cheaper after shipping, and comes with toner:

http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-Laserjet-4200DTN ... 2a073ed0b8

You might be able to snag one cheaper at auction, these are buy-it-now.

EDIT: Printer Depot has them for $180, no toner, free shipping. That's a really nice deal.

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Will probably look familiar from college computer labs, or any firms you might have clerked for. I mentioned this printer in one of the computer threads a few days back, it's a favored industry workhorse. It's worth the extra $100, if you can spare it. You can throw the second tray in a closet or sell it, if it takes up too much room for you.
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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Duralex » Thu May 20, 2010 1:37 pm

I just found about iAnnotate for PDF reading/annotating/highlighting on the iPad, for anyone who has one. (I don't, so I can't report how well it works:)

http://jbrink.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=144

video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NJTwPPH8Fk

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby teebone51 » Thu May 20, 2010 5:32 pm

get some top-end headphones that can drown out sound...that was really the big difference-maker for me this year.

+1 on the double monitor setup. so clutch.

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby thesealocust » Thu May 20, 2010 6:35 pm

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby zeth006 » Thu May 20, 2010 6:43 pm

planopal wrote:Can anyone recommend a good laser printer that isn't too expensive - maybe under $100 or $200?


Brother HL-2170w

It was going for $100 on Amazon.com for a day. I got it for $80 before taxes and after a $25 off $100 coupon from Staples.com. Taxes came out to roughly $6-7 and the coupon itself was about $0.80.


Plenty of toner sellers for this printer on Amazon.com and eBay. I'm going the safe route and just buying OEM-branded ones from Amazon.com.

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Matthies » Thu May 20, 2010 7:13 pm

Whoa totally dopplelganger, except u gots moneyz in your picture

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Matthies » Thu May 20, 2010 7:19 pm

dood wrote:and "thunder 8" by x-ray pad professional gaming mousepad.


my mouse pad glows though!

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby romothesavior » Thu May 20, 2010 7:26 pm

The title of this thread makes me think of this:

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby vexion » Thu May 20, 2010 8:22 pm

romothesavior wrote:The title of this thread makes me think of this:

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Jesus and Moses wrote:Come in, Moses!

... What?

We need to know how to kill a giant stone Abraham Lincoln.

... Um... let me think, um...a giant stone John Wilkes Booth?


Also, dood and Matthies, I just ordered a Ratpadz XT (http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1501555). $19.99! And +1 to Thinkpad owners. Typing this on my T410s. I'm in love with it.

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu May 20, 2010 8:49 pm

I haven't read through this whole thread yet, but some tech props are in order:

Chupavida - Nice keyboard. I have one for my desktop too, and it's amazing (mostly for gaming). Also, 3 monitors = win. I wish I could find some $10 monitors like that!

Matthies - I love that you have the constitution framed by your desk. No reason in particular, just sayin.

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Matthies » Thu May 20, 2010 8:50 pm

vexion wrote:
romothesavior wrote:The title of this thread makes me think of this:

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Jesus and Moses wrote:Come in, Moses!

... What?

We need to know how to kill a giant stone Abraham Lincoln.

... Um... let me think, um...a giant stone John Wilkes Booth?


Also, dood and Matthies, I just ordered a Ratpadz XT (http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1501555). $19.99! And +1 to Thinkpad owners. Typing this on my T410s. I'm in love with it.


I got this one http://www.cybersnipa.com/us/gaming-sur ... usepad.php only mouse pad I could find that i liked that matched the blue theme I got going on (you can't see it in the pic I posted of the desktop but under the desk I got blue rope lights and one of these set to blue in the corner http://www.amazon.com/Philips-818565-Li ... HGGG4KZ7KW) Its pretty freaky when I have just the blue lights on and play Blue by Efile 65 really loud

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Drake014 » Thu May 20, 2010 8:51 pm

You are all GEEKS. That is all.

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Duralex » Thu May 20, 2010 8:53 pm

I like the Razer Mantis Speed pads, myself. Foam rubber mat with some kind of teflon cloth covering. And HUGE. I have a desk drawer shimmed open w/a trimmed shelf-board sitting on top of it. The pad covers it up and tucks around the back-end. That way the mouse is directly to my right, at arm level--I don't have to reach towards the desk to use it. I find that spares me a good amount of repetitive stress. My mouse hand and shoulder gets much less tired at home than at work.

And the best mouse ever is still the original Logitech MX1000 laser. I have a small hoard of them and still buy them from the 'Bay when I see them.

A useful mac utility is TextExpander (you can do the same thing with AutoHotKey on Windows, but it's more complicated.) You predefine abbreviations and it will expand them into words/phrases. For instance you could set trt'fzr to expand to tortfeasor.Or, for that matter '~s' to '§'. The only bugaboo is becoming too reliant on it such that it hurts your exam performance. It may also prevent you from learning difficult spellings, if you make it into a crutch.

http://www.smileonmymac.com/TextExpander/
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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby vexion » Thu May 20, 2010 8:57 pm

Duralex wrote:A useful mac utility is TextExpander (you can do the same thing with AutoHotKey on Windows, but it's more complicated.) You predefine abbreviations and it will expand them into words/phrases. For instance you could set trt'fzr to expand to tortfeasor. The only bugaboo is becoming too reliant on it such that it hurts your exam performance. It may also prevent you from learning difficult spellings, if you make it into a crutch.

http://www.smileonmymac.com/TextExpander/

Hooray, more useful tips! :P This is pretty clutch. You can do the same in or OneNote through the AutoCorrect options (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/oneno ... 61033.aspx) without having to install AutoHotKey.

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Matthies » Thu May 20, 2010 9:00 pm

Also have you guys seen the Emergancy Party Button this guy made?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZIfIzNW ... r_embedded
(wtach video first)

here's the parts list, I think I'm gong to do something like that with a Shuttle PC fater I get the new HTPC done http://www.plasma2002.com/epb/

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby jp0094 » Thu May 20, 2010 9:01 pm

Duralex wrote:I like the Razer Mantis Speed pads, myself. Foam rubber mat with some kind of teflon cloth covering. And HUGE. I have a desk drawer shimmed open w/a trimmed shelf-board sitting on top of it. The pad covers it up and tucks around the back-end. That way the mouse is directly to my right, at arm level--I don't have to reach towards the desk to use it. I find that spares me a good amount of repetitive stress. My mouse hand and shoulder gets much less tired at home than at work.

And the best mouse ever is still the original Logitech MX1000 laser. I have a small hoard of them and still buy them from the 'Bay when I see them.

A useful mac utility is TextExpander (you can do the same thing with AutoHotKey on Windows, but it's more complicated.) You predefine abbreviations and it will expand them into words/phrases. For instance you could set trt'fzr to expand to tortfeasor. The only bugaboo is becoming too reliant on it such that it hurts your exam performance. It may also prevent you from learning difficult spellings, if you make it into a crutch.

http://www.smileonmymac.com/TextExpander/


This is all false.

Mouse: Mx518
Pad: QCK+

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Duralex » Thu May 20, 2010 9:02 pm

I'll have to check those out, alternatives would be nice.

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Matthies » Thu May 20, 2010 9:04 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:Matthies - I love that you have the constitution framed by your desk. No reason in particular, just sayin.


Thanks, I got the bill or rights too, was looking for soemthing on that wall and those two seemed to fit

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Re: The Super Helpful Little Things

Postby Duralex » Thu May 20, 2010 9:05 pm

vexion wrote:
Duralex wrote:A useful mac utility is TextExpander (you can do the same thing with AutoHotKey on Windows, but it's more complicated.) You predefine abbreviations and it will expand them into words/phrases. For instance you could set trt'fzr to expand to tortfeasor. The only bugaboo is becoming too reliant on it such that it hurts your exam performance. It may also prevent you from learning difficult spellings, if you make it into a crutch.

http://www.smileonmymac.com/TextExpander/

Hooray, more useful tips! :P This is pretty clutch. You can do the same in or OneNote through the AutoCorrect options (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/oneno ... 61033.aspx) without having to install AutoHotKey.


Yep. Textexpander and AHK have the advantage of being a little more powerful/flexible and operating across the system rather than just in MS Office (such as in your browser--and therefore WL/LN, TWEN, TLS blah blah blah)

Actually, the easiest way to do it with AHK is to hook into Autocorrect. See here, for example:
http://www.vasanth.in/2006/02/21/autoco ... n-windows/
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