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Review of My New Computer Equipment

I recently changed out just about all of my computer equipment. Nothing dramatic like #davegoeswindows, but all new gear within my relative comfort-zone. It was the first time since late 2013, and now it’s going on 2017, so I figured it was time.

No surprise: I’m an Apple guy. I have been for a couple of decades now. I was pretty excited about the new MacBook Pro’s and ordered one within a few days of them coming out. Coinciding … Read article “Review of My New Computer Equipment”


KeyboardEvent Value (keyCodes, metaKey, etc)

When a KeyboardEvent fires, you can test which key was pressed because that event contains information you can write logic against.

document.addEventListener("keydown", function(event) {

For example, by pressing “a”, you’ll get 65. Apparently it’s best to write logic against which, as keyCode and charCode are complicated:

The event.which property normalizes event.keyCode and event.charCode. It is recommended to watch event.which for keyboard key input.


In a keypress event, the Unicode value of the key pressed is

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