Premiere Movie Script Library

Premiere Movie Script Library

While I was looking for a nice reading copy of Raiders of the Lost Ark I discovered an old series of screenplays called the Premiere Movie Script Library. The defunct Premiere magazine published this series of screenplays of popular and classic movies. I was disappointed to find no information about the series on the web, so I thought I'd put together what I found. There were nineteen scripts published between 1994 and 1995.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Credits - All Seasons Synced

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Credits - All Seasons Synced

YouTube commenters have asked, so here are the combined credits for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Like with TNG the credits are synced around the logo. Deep Space Nine famously changed its theme song between seasons three and four. I've represented this by putting the early season theme in the left channel and the later seasons’ theme in the right. They don't sound too bad mixed together but this gives the option of only listening to one or the other.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Credits - All Seasons Synced

Star Trek: The Next Generation Credits - All Seasons Synced

A while back I was watching a lot of episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. As the cast changes over the show's seven seasons, the opening credits also change and I wondered if I could sync the credits together to visualize how the changes worked. Finding a point to sync the videos was difficult. After trying a few different places I ended up using the moment the Enterprise first appears.

New Year, New Blog

After seven years of Wordpress, it's time for a change. Welcome to my new Hugo-based blog. It's static. It's cool. I probably will continue to not update it.
Building a better keyboard

Building a better keyboard

I want a better keyboard but my plea to the industry had no effect. Since no one would make one for me I built the keyboard myself. My main goals were: Standard split-QWERTY layout mirroring the Microsoft Natural Keyboards No number pad High quality mechanical switches Bluetooth and USB-C connections Plug and play (no-solder) microcontroller replacement Layout Building a keyboard naturally starts with designing the key layout. I used the wonderful Keyboard Layout Editor to build a tweaked version of the classic Microsoft Natural Keyboard layout.

This Old Smart House

Our house is old. City records show it was built in 1910, but that's just the age the city assigned to all the houses older then that. Our neighbors, who have a house that started life as a mirror image of ours, have found old newspapers in their attic from the 1870s making that our best guess for the age. In some cases having an old house is great: structurally the house is solid.

I Want A Better Keyboard

Over on Hacker News, there is a discussion about Atwood's new keyboard. It looks nice, but it's not my ultimate keyboard. So bored rich people out there, build me a better keyboard. First, it needs to be ergonomic. Microsoft has pretty much perfected this, so let's start by copying their natural keyboard design. The basic wave shape and key layout of the current natural keyboards is great, especially since they fixed the layout of the navigation (insert/delete) cluster.