Sunday, December 18, 2011

Randall Bennett

I just found out I go to church with Randall Bennett.  Ok, I didn't just find out, since we have been in the same congregation for a long time and we frequently have small group meetings together and talk.  But he told me today that he is on the TWiT network every so often.  He mentioned Tech News Today, which is not one of the TWiT shows I generally watch, but I looked it up and sure enough, he is semi almost famous.

Since I am a geek, this is almost more cool than when I was in a congregation with Rob Morris, defensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts, and my wife use to go visit his wife each month to fellowship and give a spiritual message.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mouse Without Borders

Microsoft has released a free tool for managing multiple machines.  It allows you to use one mouse and keyboard on multiple machines.  It also lets you drag files between those machines.

Once you install Mouse Without Borders you get a control panel where you can adjust settings.  Mouse Without Borders must be installed on both machines.  Once you have given the client machine the name of the host machine and a security code that the first machine establishes you can then slide the mouse off the side of the host screen.  The mouse pointer then appears on the side of the client machine.

From what I understand, it was created by a software developer at Microsoft, who built it on his nights and weekends.  Interesting that Microsoft encourages their employees to do this on their nights and weekends, whereas Google generally give their employees a percentage of their work time to work on creating new products of which the employee envisions.

Mouse Without Borders can be downloaded from Microsoft here.