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August 14th, 2006

A F-Lock of Seagulls

I’ve got a very nice keyboard at work. Very nice. But the keyboard has one oddity: the F-Lock key.

It works the same way Caps Lock (no hyphen) does: when “on”, function keys work properly. What happens when F-Lock is off? Nothing. I think I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve pressed a function key after a reboot, seen nothing happen, and freaked out.

While my keyboard is a Logitech apparently Microsoft thinks F-Lock is cool, too. I think it’s lousy.

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Steve A
DATE: Monday August 14, 2006 -- 7:26:10 pm
Did you sing "I Ran" when you first F-Locked yourself?

Ciao,



FROM: Robert
DATE: Monday August 14, 2006 -- 8:03:56 pm
Can you beat the F-Lock with an F-Stop?



FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday August 14, 2006 -- 10:00:08 pm
I ran, Steve. I ran so far away.



FROM: jk
DATE: Monday August 14, 2006 -- 10:43:03 pm
And I ran, I ran all night and day.



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday August 15, 2006 -- 2:46:40 am
I couldn't get away.



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