October 29, 2004

New book: "Spam Kings" by O'Reilly

Looks like a fascinating read. First chapter is available online here.

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Recent Earthquakes in California

Map at http://qwr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/latestfault.htm.

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October 26, 2004

Microsoft exec weblog

Microsoft's Developer Division execs ("leadership") have their own aggregated weblog here, including Sr. VP of Servers and Tools Eric Rudder.

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October 25, 2004

Blackberry 7100t keyboard shortcuts


Move cursor --> Roll Trackwheel
Exit a screen or dialog box --> Press Escape
Click an icon or menu item --> Roll Trackwheel to select item; Click Trackwheel
Select multiple items or characters --> Hold Shift and roll Trackwheel
Move to top of screen --> Press 1
Move to bottom of screen --> Press 7

Pan horizontally across an image --> Hold Alt key and roll Trackwheel
Zoom in on an image --> Press 3. To continue zooming, hold Shift and roll Trackwheel
Zoom out of an image --> Press 9. To continue zooming, hold Shift and roll Trackwheel
Rotate an image --> Press Period (.) key

Reboot --> Remove Battery
Save battery --> Turn off BlackBerry handset in fringe or no-coverage areas

For these tips to work in Day view, in the calendar options, set Enable Quick Entry field to No
Create an appointment --> Press Period (.) key
Move to next day, week or month --> Press 6
Move to previous day, week or month --> Press 4
Move cursor horizontally in Week view --> Hold Alt and roll Trackwheel
Move cursor vertically in Month view --> Hold Alt and roll Trackwheel

Open browser and display list of bookmarks made available by service provider --> Press Convenience Key
Edit web address in Go To dialog box --> Hold Alt and roll Trackwheel. Select address. Edit text. Click Trackwheel
Move down a page --> Press 9
Move up a page --> Press 3
Move between full-screen mode and normal mode --> Press Exclamation Point (!) key

Return to Home screen from any other screen --> Press End
Lock the keyboard --> Hold (*) or click Keyboard Lock
Unlock the keyboard --> Press Send + (*) or double click Trackwheel
Switch between Default and Vibrate notification profiles --> Hold #
Switch to another application --> Hold Alt. Press Escape. Continue to hold Alt. Select application. Release Alt to switch to that application

Open phone --> Press Send
End call --> Press End
Call selected name or phone number --> Press Send
Call a speed dial number --> Hold assigned number key
Type an extension --> Press ZX. Type extension number
Call your voice mail access number --> Hold 1
Type a letter in a number field --> Hold Alt and press letter key
Type the first letter on a key --> Press once. To type second letter, press twice
Turn mute on/off during call --> Press Exclamation Point (!) key
Switch between the speaker and earpiece during call --> Press Period (.) key
Change volume during call --> Roll Trackwheel

Open the selected message --> Press Enter
Compose message from messages list --> Press Comma (,) key
Reply to message --> Press Exclamation Point (!) key
Forward message --> Press Period (.) key
Reply to all --> Press Question Mark (?) key
View received messages --> Press Alt + 3
View SMS messages --> Press Alt + Question Mark (?) key
View MMS messages --> Press Alt + 9
View phone call logs --> Press Alt + Period (.) key
View voice mail messages --> Press Alt + 7

To type words quickly using SureType™ --> Press keys one time for one letter. Type entire word before attempting to make a correction
Scroll across list that appears when you type --> Press Next or roll Trackwheel
Choose selected item in list that appears when you type --> Press Enter or click Trackwheel
Insert a period --> Press Space twice. Next letter is capitalized
Capitalize a letter --> Hold the letter key until capitalized letter appears
Type alternate character on a key --> Press Alt and press the character key
Type a symbol --> Press Alt + Symbol. Press Symbol again to view more symbols. Type letter shown below symbol
Type an accent or special character --> Hold letter key and roll Trackwheel. Click selected character
To insert @ and periods in an email field --> Press Space
Turn on NUM lock --> Press Shift + Alt
Turn off NUM lock --> Press Alt
To switch between SureType and multi-tap input methods in a text field --> Hold *

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