The 2013 SoftPro Conference just ended. This year attendance showed the return trend to the levels that we're accustom to seeing is moving along nicely. The general sessions filled a large room near it's capacity. There were the usual Select and Classic courses tracks, with what I thought was a pretty even attendance to both tracks.
Today I needed to provide a recommendation on a Wireless Keyboard and Mouse combination. Years ago I was in love with the Focus brand of keyboards, their model 2001 was a great fairly priced keyboard. Well that is if you liked the IBM Selectric style keyboard, long travel with clicks.
Lately I've used a few of these Brother MFC-8910DW Printers in the home office and small branch office use. Printing speed is 42 Page per minute, automatic duplex is available to save paper. Scan to email, and fax round out the features that most of my clients are looking for.
I've been into electronics for 40 years. The cost of batteries has had me try many different brands, and types. I use some rechargeable batteries, they are not always the best choice. For the battery sizes of AAA and AA, I look for a cost per battery of about a quarter. It is important to purchase Alkaline batteries at a minimum, don't get the cheaper, Heavy Duty batteries. They leak more, don't have the shelf life of an Alkaline, and product less power.
Velcro wire ties are great, they are just way over priced. 10 ties for eight bucks is a typical cost. Yet I have Velcro ties for tomato plants which are pretty cheap. A 30 foot roll is a few bucks. I've been looking for cable ties that are made the same way. Finally I found someone packaging Velcro wire ties in an inexpensive package. These ties are great, they tear apart real nice, have a hole for a loop around a cable, and don't stick too tight. Velcro comes in many strengths, this connection is on the lighter side, quite right for a cable tie.