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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Most of all, an editor better not make me touch that phuqing mouse while I'm thinking

    This is very very true. One must learn the key shortcuts. [cmu.edu] Of course, when one switches OSes, many of them change. A hyoomon I used to work with was bent about the fact that all her favorite MSWin shortcuts didn't work in MacOS BBEdit. After a bit of random gefingerpokening, I found the equivalent of the shift-Home and shift-End that she missed so much (it was probably shift-control-Up or something horrid like that). She was so thrilled that she, without warning, sidled up to me konsole chair and hugged my with her tallowy primate arms! I hissed and clicked.

    Moral of the story:

    • People are very (and rightly) attached to their keyboard shortcuts, because taking your hands off the keyboard is annoying.
    • Do not touch the programmer unless you are instructed to do so. Otherwise it is a BAD TOUCH.
    BTW, everyone who uses MSWin should monkey around in the "Accessibility Options" control panel. The MouseKeys option is handy (altho you WILL have to read and probably hardcopy the help pages that explain how the numeric keys will relate to the pointer mode) for the ambitious. At least turn on the ToggleKeys -- it's just a feature that makes the Num Lock, Scroll Lock, and (most importantly) the Caps Lock keys go BEEP when you turn them on, and BOOP when you turn them off. It sounds exactly like the Pong [ic.ac.uk] sound effects.

    AVOID MISSING BALL FOR HIGH SCORE.

    When bored, you can just sit and go BEEP BOOP... BEEP... BOOP BEEP BOOP... Computers are fun.