Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Back in the day (which was a Tuesday) I used to run a BBS.  For the youngsters that have no idea what I'm talking about, it was somewhat 'pre-internet' days where you had several boards in the area, it was all dial-up and usually only 1-2 lines.  (Mine had 2). 

There were a lot of good packages out there, my preference was PCBoard and Wildcat (though I liked PCBoard Programming Language [PPL].  Also, unless you were using RIP , there was no mouse control, everything was done through the keyboard.

One of the neat things about PPL was you could 'stuff' the keyboard buffer.  That meant that after a certain amount of code had executed, the program would exit, but then simulate key presses throughout the app to get to a file, screen, game, etc. 

Reading an article from Scott Hanselman today about a simliar issue with Lync brought back memories.  So, check this modern day keyboard and mouse stuffer