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  1. dude, this blog looks so much prettier on OS X.

    god I wish I had a Mac and/or Microsoft actually cared about typography, lithography and printing.

    Warren HenningJanuary 10, 2007 @ 7:21 am
  2. Also, about the cat-typing detection thing from yesterday.

    I don't see how you could do it in a cross-platform way because of the necessity of keyboard hooking. With Java, you'd have to write JNI code to interact with Windows and the program would then be Windows-only. Kinda lame.

    On the other hand, if running the program as an AFK thing where you load that up to keep the cat from mesisng up your stuff while you're away from the computer you could do that. What do you think of that? You'd have to bring the program into focus (a Swing GUI or whatever) whenever you wanted to activate it. From there it would be straightforward.

    (Notice that I am implicitly claiming that it is easy to do Swing GUI stuff in Scala. This is in fact correct.)

    Warren HenningJanuary 10, 2007 @ 7:55 am
  3. You’re absolutely right. I didn’t mean the entire stack at first, just the core engine that could be plugged in to the native interfaces to keyboards. That way, people could write in hooks for whatever other platform they wanted to run it on.