When your “on the command line” or “in the shell” why is that no standard help operator? The lack of standardization can become really annoying
Some need –help, some like ? other a simple -h will do.
Granted, it’s not something that you run into everyday, but when it’s late in the evening, nothing can be more annoying when you just need to double check an operator on some obscure litte program.
Local shops wanted close to $100 for a mechanical USB switch, to share a USB keyboard and mouse between two computers. I accomplished the same thing with a cheap compact USB hub, an old keyboard and a 3 pole switch for less than $10.
The keyboard is wired to one of the USB hubs ports, the 3PDT switches the hubs two data lines plus the 5v+ rail. In an ideal world, the ground and shield should be switched too, but I only had a 3 pole switch and limited room.
I decided to put the hub inside the keyboard to reduce clutter, fitting everything in was the hardest part of the project, and not something I’d do again.
It works beautifully but there is a 10 second lag when switching to a Vista machine while it searches for the drivers for the mouse and keyboard, but it’s still easier than swapping the keyboard plug between machines.
While eating lunch today I found myself in deep thought and wondered since one could be infallible, could someone else be fallible?
Turns out yes, the direct antonym for infallible just happens to be fallible – not a coincidence I’m sure.