iamaduck @ : I miss ICQ
Speaking about life in general with ma cousine, I realized that ICQ is what started my keyboard-only, anti-mouse days. From the days back when 200+ user lists were common, and talking to 30 or more people at once was not considered to be unusual. I would not have to alt-tab through a variety of msgs looking for the person that had messaged me, I could just ctrl, shift, I and the person that messaged me first would appear and I could reply simply by pressing "p". If I wanted to look at the history first, I could use ctrl H and that would pop up my msg history. Then I could send the msg by pressing alt-s. Then the process would repeat itself.
My screen could be cleared from countless AIM messages while I was trying to accomplish a task, and the only bastardly blinking would be the little message symbol in the bottom right of my screen. It would not take up space on my taskbar, and I could access it easily. In addition, I could message people that weren't even online to talk to them and let them know if something momentous happened, and they would receive my message whenever they came back on the system, and they wouldn't have to leave their computer on in order to get important messages from people.
Damn. That was the most thought out and inventive program ever. Thank god I redownloaded it, I don't think I could survive without a little uh-oh in my day!
*misses ICQ* *wants to go play with it some more*
thirdhand @ : Ahh
I remember when I first learned about "Ctrl+c" and "Ctrl+v"
It was like God had come down from heaven and said "With this you can rule the world"
Now the keyboard is the only way to go. (I get angry when I use a program without keyboard shortcuts)
SOMEDAY I'll be good enough to play solitare. Until then I'll stick to SkiFree