Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Have you ever wanted to share one keyboard and mouse with multiple computers?  Sure, you could buy one of those KVM (keyboard-video-mouse) switches and wire it all up, but there's no need for that when you can just install Synergy.

The beauty of Synergy is that it works over your network, and it's available for multiple platforms.  No new wires to mess with.  Just install the software, set some parameters, and you're off and running.  Drag your mouse off the edge of the screen on one computer and it instantly appears on the other.  Boom!

And that's just the beginning.  Want to copy text from one computer to another?  Synergy supports that.  The developers are even working to support file drag-and-drop between systems.  How cool is that?

If you have multiple computers at your desk, skip the hardware KVM (or worse yet, separate peripherals for each) and get Synergy.

Contest postponed

You know, I was afraid that I'd jumped on the contest idea a bit too soon.  Sure enough, I haven't had time to even wrangle the details together.  Conceptually it's all there, but there are several things that need to be put into place before I can kick it off, and it's just not gonna happen right now.  Heck, I haven't even had time to work on the update in a while.

My apologies for the premature announcement.  When it's actually to roll, you'll hear more.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Contest announcement delay

I thought I'd have the earlier part of this week to get ready for today's official kickoff of the tweenMachine Design Contest, but then life happened. I may have time to work on it before the weekend is out, but if not, it'll have to wait 'til next week. My apologies for the delay.