November 30, 2004
on Spam and Macs

Sometime later today (when I get back home and can use my own computer again), I will be installing scode, a nifty little plug-in that requires commenters to copy the code that appears in the box before they can comment. I know it's a hassle for you, my 15 loyal readers, but since my previous fix no longer works (I am receiving comment spam on my new posts now), I have to do something before I get overwhelmed by junk comments for pron, drugs, teen s*x, and gambling sites. Also, comments now close after five days (previously, it was seven days), as I know for a fact that scode is not a panacea. Look at the comments at Thief's Den if you have any doubt. He's been gone for two weeks, and his site is absolutely buried in spam.

BTW, for those of you with Macs, how do you do accomplish ANYTHING with only one mouse button? I've been using my friend's Mac for a week now, and I am going NUTS, because I do so much with the right mouse button that I haven't figured out how to do with a Mac. The lack of separate backspace and delete keys is also a problem (as well as the mislabeling of the backspace key as the delete key), and the nifty little feature in Windows browsers of deleting the entire URL (instead of laboriously deleting a long URL character by character). I am *so* looking forward to using Mozilla again.

posted on November 30, 2004 09:21 AM


Easy. Either

1) Ctrl-click means right-click. You get used to hitting ctrl.


2) Buy a USB wheel mouse. Plug it in. It will Just work. Both my G4 and my iBook have non-Apple wheel mice. (Keyboards are another matter, or were when last I tried; some of the keymappings are different, and I was never able to get a PC keyboard to work on a Mac properly, but I haven't tried lately. Mice, however, work perfectly.)

posted by Sigivald on December 1, 2004 10:45 AM

Sigvald is correct, Ctrl+click on a Mac will open the contextual menus. As for deleting URLs, a click on the touchpad will place the cursor, two clicks will select the previous word and three clicks will select the entire URL. There is also a convenient feature called "Help" that explains these features quite nicely. Please stop trashing the mac as you must be more smarter than the machine you are using.

posted by The Friend on December 2, 2004 10:51 PM

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