Monthly Archives: December 2012

Organizing Outlook using the Razer Naga MMO 17-button mouse

A couple of years ago, or so, I bought a mouse with a ludicrous number of buttons on it. The life of the Razer Naga MMO is intended to be spent helping its owner slay monsters in video games. The five top buttons and twelve side buttons can seem overwhelming at first. But all seventeen can be put to good use after some practice, even at the office.

One of my several Razer Naga MMO mice.

One of my several Razer Naga MMO mice.

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A simple Magic 8 Ball costume that actually works

A working Magic 8 Ball costume.

A working Magic 8 Ball costume.

I was keeping my usual self quite busy this past Halloween. I wanted to do an original costume that I created myself for wearing to weekend parties. Unfortunately, with my busy schedule, I put it off until pretty much the last couple of nights. With Halloween actually coming early during the week, I lost the luxury of the weekend to work away on it. So, having to do a rush, last-minute job after work, and wanting to do something novel, I thought of how the iPad has accelerometers and I could take advantage of it to make a working Magic 8 Ball costume! You shake the belly, you see the answer float away and back with a new random answer. Totally do-able, easy! Oh … and you don’t even need to be a software developer to do this. You don’t need a Mac nor Xcode to create the app, as this app is just a simple webpage and some JavaScript.

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