Sunday, August 23, 2009


Eventually there are splitters, and then there are directional couplers. The cable company thinks it is worth using directional couplers. See also: discussion on mythtv-users on 12 Aug 2009.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I guess it is worth paying extra money for a decent keyboard. I got the ultra-cool looking Logitech Cordless Wave, but the range stinks. I tried adding an external antenna, but that doesn't help at all.

I guess I need to investigate other RF solutions, some of which include:

  • Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth
  • Rimini / Media Tech?) MT1218 (possibly discontinued) and others
  • Logitech Cordless Desktop Optical 967320-0403 (should I trust another Logitech?)
  • Grandtec Long Ranger 900Mhz Keyboard and Mouse Combo (KEY-2000 / G126-1040 / UPC 768267091239)
  • DSI FK-760 (10 meters claimed)
  • Adesso 2.4 GHz RF Wireless Multimedia/MCE Keyboard with Optical Trackball WKB-3200UB, $60 or maybe the WKB-4000UB. I think Linux compatibility has been fixed. 3200 looks to have the best reviews, and even that may not be ideal.
  • Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000, $110.
  • diNovo Media Desktop Edge, Mini, and/or Laser (10 or more meters)
  • Gyrations recent keyboards (10 meters)
  • (30 meters!)
  • As always, Newegg's power search to the rescue (complete with "track ball" search option)

Google search: wireless touchpad. Product search shows a number of different solutions - need to compare that against the list above.

IR solutions:

  • Microsoft Remote keyboard for windows media center (MCE keyboard)

Sunday, August 09, 2009


Exercise is certainly worth it... and there are lots of ways to exercise... intelligently and not. Cross-fit seems to be relatively intelligent, although it does behave slightly as a cult.