Windows tip.  Yes, the scroll wheel on your mouse acts like a button.  It’s called the middle-click.  You can middle-click on a link in a web browser and it will open the link in a new tab.  You can also middle-click in any window to set your focus on the Window without interfering with what you’ve selected in it.

When two thumbs go to war

I just realized I’ve been wasting my thumb while typing.  Looking down, I notice that I have two thumbs!  Who knew?  Anyway, the ergonomic keyboard I use often have a split spacebar.  In their new ergonomic keyboard, Microsoft is going to allow you to assign the left spacebar to backspace…no more awkward pinky stretching.  It’s not split though, so I’ll pass.