Simply type all the keys and shift, alt, alt+shift combinations and then you can print out an overview of your keymap for easy reference. (Or make a PDF, or take a screenshot, of course.)
Works best in Safari on the Mac, but most keys will be detected correctly with other browsers / operating systems, too.
(This is Apple's "ABC - Extended" layout, formerly known as "US Extended".)
Read the article - posted 2021-01-29
The other day I noticed how dirty my VT420 terminal's keyboard was, so I decided to take off the keycaps to clean them.
So I whipped up a command line keyboard tester: kbdtest.php. Save the page, rename to kbdtest.php, then run with ./kbdtest.php. Works on the Mac, haven't tested other systems.
This web tool lets you click on a list of accents to add those accents to text you've typed or pasted in a text box. Or remove accents with a click. So no need to remember those pesky alt codes or unintuitive key combinations!
Read the article - posted 2021-05-14
The way the Amiga handles icons changed a number of times over the history of the platform, with the result that many older icons don't look right on Amigas running later versions of the OS. I made a tool to convert these old icons so they look like they should on later Amigas: Iconverter.
When I got my first iPhone back in 2008, I hacked together a quick script that let me post photos from my iPhone to my website. However, iPhone photos are now 3 MB or larger, which is a bit much. So in practice I would edit the photos on my computer before posting them. But that gets old, so time for some automation.
The first photo I uploaded directly from my iPhone 3G, showing part of the script
Actually resizing images is easy enough in PHP using the imagecopyresampled() function. However, using the provided example script the result was that a photo that I took with my iPhone showed up rotated...Read the article - posted 2021-11-28