[Techtalk] lockup keyboard lights blinking

Maria Blackmore mariab at cats.meow.at
Tue Feb 18 14:01:33 EST 2003

On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Telsa Gwynne wrote:

> (If you have a digital camera and no sunlight on the screen, I
> must say that taking a photo of the oops and sending the URL to
> where it can be found (not the entire photo!) is a _lot_ faster 
> than copying the wretched thing down by hand...) 

For the reference of those are are interested, setting the shutter to
about 1/15th of a second will usually give a good, readable picture of a
monitor, but you'll need to put the camera on something steady so it
doesn't blur.

It'll work best if you can set it manually do this, because a camera
expects what it's pointing at to average out at being grey, and if you're
pointing it at a mostly black screen with white writing, this doesn't come
out to the "right" grey and is constantly flashing, it confuses most

Of course, this doesn't help if you have a camera that won't let you
adjust this, but hey :)


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