August 25, 2007 · File under Kids
My son is like most baby boys (of all ages). His favorite things in the world are (in order):
2. My cell phone
3. My computer keyboard
4. The cat food dish
5. Trying to fall down the stairs
To deal with #3, anyway, I wrote a program to capture all keyboard activity (which you are invited to download) so I can still read what's on the screen while he pounds away, without him deleting anything, replying to all with some nonsense, etc. (Caveat: It doesn't grab the (useless) Windows key.) It also pops up an entertaining display with each keypress, but is otherwise invisible.
Through this program, I've confirmed that the only reason he wanted the keyboard was because I wouldn't let him have it. Now that he's used it a couple times, he's not nearly as keyboard-obsessed, which makes the program like a nuclear weapon - having the program makes it unnecessary to run the program (after you fire a couple nukes first).
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