I was struck yesterday how my most useful tool is also Microsoft’s most reviled creation.
I’m referring to, of course, Clippit.
I was reminded of this when I used a common paper clip to perform two jobs that I do all of the time (not counting actually clipping two pieces of paper together.)
1)Â I had a CD stuck in a drive.Â Unhinge a paper clip, stick it in the hole and BAM!Â Out it comes.
2)Â I had a router that I needed to, um, recycle for another project.Â Use the same unhinged paper clip from step one, stick it in the reset hole, power it on for 30 seconds, and KAPOW!Â A fresh router!
And the best part?Â ZOWIE!Â The clip can be found almost anyplace, and carried very easily.Â SHAZAM!
Man; I need to stop watching all of the old Batman series.