What is the Scroll Lock key for? 



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Good Morning,  !
It's Thursday, June 30

Charles, a subscriber and also my optometrist sent me this 
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Because people remember, that I spent 30 years in the arctic, 
at this time of the year I usually get a bunch of requests 
to explain how the Midnight Sun works. Yes, again this year too.

The farther north or south you are, the the more the apparent
daily path of the sun changes from winter to summer. In winter
the sun rises just a bit South of straight West and sets just 
a bit North of straight West.

Then towards summer the sun rise and sunset locations spread
apart further and further. You notice that even where you are.
In the arctic and antarctic that spread is much greater and in June
sunset and sunrise are at the same spot, unless a mountain is
in the way.

Even if a mountain is briefly in the way, it doesn't get any darker
than if a storm cloud was hiding the sun.

I don't miss the arctic winters, but sumer sure makes me nostalgic.
June and July are always great for long river trips, for example
from Teslin to Dawson City. That trip takes two weeks just 
floating down the rivers with a canoe, two and a half to three weeks 
paddling steadily with a kayak. 

It used to be quite funny, taking our time in the morning and 
have a nice big breakfast and watch the Kayakers labor on by.
By about noon we catch up to them and drift past them. 
On my canoe I had gotten rid of the silly high benches and
made some low bucket seats upholstered with white fake leather.
Because the current is faster on top than lower down, a high riding
long 17 foot canoe takes advantage of that and gains a fair
bit of speed over the much lower riding kayaks, even though
those people seem to have to paddle just to stay upright.

I gained additional speed by using a drift-anchor made from
a lid of a large cooler. It floated with maybe one inch submerged
and took advantage of the fastest top "skin" of the river, and
towed the canoe fast enough, that the fin of the partly lowered
outboard acted like a rudder. It didn't steer as crisply as if the
motor had been running, but well enough to select the faster
or more scenic sides of the rivers.

On most trips I never turned the outboard engine on, but in
case we had forgotten something at a camp and had to go back
upriver for it, it would have been handy, or necessary.

Have FUN!
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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Dean Re: What is th Scroll Lock for? Dear Webby, What is the Scroll Lock key for ? The IT tech here said it was an obsolete legacy key from the old days of DOS. Somehow I think it would have been dumped to save money if it was really obsolete. What is the real truth about it? Dean Dear Dean The Scroll Lock key is far from obsolete, however only people who work on spreadsheets, word processing documents, databases and graphics use it. If you are in a spreadsheet and want to scroll the sheet instead of the highlight of a cell, hit ScrollLock and use the arrow keys. The same trick works in word processors and databases and some graphics programs. Sure, you could do the same by taking a hand away from the keyboard and mousing around for a while. However, real professionals want to get work done as fast as possible and try to keep their hands on the keyboard. Have FUN! DearWebby
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