Incorrect ASL Alphabet

28 09 2004

Meredith from http://journal.amanita.net/ discovered a website that promote alphabetic in fingerspell which is part of American Sign Language. (ASL) Unfortunately, it doesn’t look right at ALL. I mean – you will have to see it for yourself. I doubt it is from another country at all. Sheesh!!

Wrong Alphabetic Fingerspelling

Take a look at http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/summer/daily/6-04.html

Bottom line, it doesn’t matter whether she made it up or she’s up to something – it need to remove and/or replace with correct one. Meredith already provided them where to find right one. I emailed her today to have it fix ASAP before it went too far. I haven’t heard from her yet. If you are concern about it too, please consider & email to them!

Grant W. Laird Jr.
http://blog.grantlairdjr.com



Nostromo n45 Dual Analog USB Game Pad

27 09 2004

Nostromo n45 Dual Analog USB Game PadNostromo n45 Dual Analog USB Game Pad

I haven’t buy controller for computer for long time. I figure its time to get my own one. At first I had trouble finding good one. I noticed that there’s no Microsoft brand joystick or controller. Anyway, there’s many different type and brands out there at Fry’s. They have different price from $10 to $75 or more. All are USB-based version.

All I want something nice and simple controller yet powerful and can be used more than just controller itself. That’s where I discover this product called Belkin Nostromo n45 which allows me to make my own macro buttons practically anything on Windows XP. It also support acting as “mouse”.

It took me awhile to figure it out and I like it very much. My first test is to play a game with it to make sure its working properly. All I have is MAME32 programs in it. It took me while to figure out how to play it with controller. I didn’t know I had to enable controller/joystick in setting before playing. It works great!

Best of all, it’s only $20 bucks. Good deal :)

To review Nostromo n45 Dual Analog USB Game Pad:
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Section_Id=2071&pcount=&Product_Id=104594