Dutch Keyboard Drama

Ooh, I like my new iMac. And the new slick keyboard. Yet I started typing more mistakes then is normal with my .. typing skills. And here is why:

Take a look the USA keyboard. Nice. Now look at the Dutch page. Nice keyboard as well? Called the Euro keyboard. And that is what I expected to get when I ordered my Mac. But nooooo... I choose the "Dutch" keyboard expecting a handy place for the Euro sign or so. There are no pictures of the Dutch Apple keyboard online and for a good reason! See this ugly layout why.

I have an extra key between the left shift and the Z, no "home" key but a "upper left strange arrow key". And lost of others bad keys I don't use and don't want.

So unless you /really/ know what you are doing, DO NOT order the Dutch keyboard with your iMac!

So what should I do? Can I exchange my keyboard for a normal one? Buy a new (wireless) keyboard?

Link naar Nederlandse site voor Leopard upgrade

Als je voor1 Oktober 2007 een Mac hebt gekocht kan je in aanmerking komen voor een goedkope update naar het vandaag gereleased Leopard Max OSX als op vele plaatsen eerder aangekondigd. De link naar de Amerikaanse "uptodate" pagina is eenvoudig te vinden; Ik had echter wat moeite de Nederlandse te vinden, hoewel eenvoudig qua URL:

Voor minder dan een tientje meer van het beste.

Mac fanboys and me

Everybody who bought a Mac before I did is just a stupid Mac fanboy, I'm just in for the functionality.

— Wisdom, needed by Bert Boerland as justification for buying his first Mac

Magnatune's podcasts are great, not evil at all

Via the Twit network I found out about a great serie of Podcasts over at Magnatune. They are free (as in beer), DRM free, advertisement free and well categorized. Sure worth listening to it on your iPod.

Talking about iPods, yesterday I bought the new fat Nano, my second iPod and .. my first Mac; an iMac! I ordered them online and hope to have them in a week or so. In even more unrelated news, Apple is worth more then IBM! (well, maybe not, but still)

Beste iPhone commercial there is (and it's even not from apple)

This is the best commercial Steve could wish for the iPhone, a two year old that is using the touch User Interface like she has done so all her life.

YouTube - 2 year old Baby Anna loves Coldplay on iPhone

A sniplet from IRC:

[10:37] <bertboerland> i want one....
[10:38] <RobLoach> Yeah, I want a kid too... They look tasty.
[10:39] * bertboerland hands two kids to Robloach... have fun
[10:39] <RobLoach> Excellent.
[10:39] <bertboerland> just give them back around 19:00- cet
[10:39] <RobLoach> There's no SDK for the iPhone though.
[10:40] <bertboerland> sure there is ... it is called a website
[10:40] <bertboerland> (ajax) :-)
[10:40] <RobLoach> Web application != software
[10:40] <bertboerland> tell steve

UPDATE: in fact it is so good the owner has disabled vieuwing this commercial unless you are authorized so. It was a two year old playing with the iPhone in a way that showed of how simple it and elegant it was to use. If you have seen this video on anothe rplace, please dump a comment and I'll update this post

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