"Windows 7 is going on 10 registry edits + resource hacking + disabling so many services... I'm still not done."
I am curious what changes you've made (especially the registry settings). I've installed Classic Shell and ShellFolderFix, but there are still a lot of things about Win7 that bug me.
I am looking forward to this upcoming documentary:
by the guy who did "BBS: The Documentary"
I still use my 15 year old AT-style "Keypro" brand keyboard. It's not as loud as an IBM Model M, but feels just as nice. Better.
(I try really hard not to think about how gross it must be under the keys...)
Every other keyboard I've used feels plastic and cheap.
The same goes for my awesome 7 year old Viewsonic PF790 monitor, and my 10 year old Microsoft IntelliMouse. I'll be really sad when one of these finally die.
As I've gotten older, I've learned: if you like something a lot, buy a second one! Some day, they won't make them anymore.
My Keypro will probably last another 15 years, but I have a feeling my next computer won't have a PS/2 port. I don't know how well it will work chained with AT->PS2->USB adapters.
An amnesia drug that blocks or deletes bad memories is under development by researchers at Harvard and McGill University (in Montreal). The technique seems to allow psychiatrists to disrupt the biochemical pathways that allow a memory to be recalled.
In a new study, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the drug propranolol is used along with therapy to "dampen" memories of trauma victims. They treated 19 accident or rape victims for ten days, during which the patients were asked to describe their memories of the traumatic event that had happened 10 years earlier. Some patients were given the drug, while others were given a placebo.
A week later, they found that patients given the drug showed fewer signs of stress when recalling their trauma.
Writing software is more fun than working.