The program can run different programs based on different types of barcodes read, or the particular reader that has been used to read a barcode. You can’t turn them into clock-radios or anything like that, but they’re still useful for cataloguing your CDs, library checkout, inventory, point of sale Dobb’s Journal “Stupid Companies” Essay, many: You’ll note that there are a number of these useless-looking holes all lined up in a pretty row, you ask, “so what do the REST of them do? I’ve tested this to work on the 0. Remember, if you got this cursed thing in the mail, it is your property to do with as you please, including stick wires into it like a Voodoo Doll.

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Place one end of a wire into the “hole” attached to Pin 4, as shown.

Sign me up right away! Q software, with the difference that you can choose which sites CueAct should point you to for which barcodes. For those unfamiliar with pin numberings, see the diagram below.

CueCat Driver

In reality, what happened about a month after I wrote this is that I stopped working with computers and started studies in a totally different field. As a result, I try to spend as much quality time away from computers as I can these days. Cat I severed pin cuefat CLKbut cjecat may be easier to reach a prying tool underneath pin 4 since it is on the end of the chip.

Find the chip marked HMS91C lihux the bottom side of the: Detailed instructions are herebut I should forwarn you of a problem I experienced with the instructions listed aside from it basically saying, “Don’t bother with win95, it won’t work”: If you like to take stuff apart, it’ll be fun, too. Using your weapon of choice pen-knife, razor blade, X-Acto knife, etc.


Basically, with the new input API in 2.

CUECAT – Linux StepByStep

It is an 8-pin device and, while you can’t see it on the scan above, the number on the chip will be something similar to: Confuse a USB Cat, too! These holes are actually connections to the other side of the board. Cat, and glue the wire securely so that it can’t come loose and short out other things. Will DigitalConvergence live to sue again?

A userspace utility is also provided to test a CueCat without patching the kernel, and plans to make a cheap serial pod for the CueCat are included as well. Cat’s “special” format with their Web address embedded in them, and that advertisers will pay for ads and targeting info relating to data gathered by the software that interprets the scanned barcodes.

Anyway, there is a way to hack this: This information is for libux version that cuect to your Keyboard. Linux advocates and others using non-approved interface software with the device contend that it was the manufacturer’s own stupid idea to give away free scanners, then try to retroactively force the recipients into contracts.

Some of those who received a scanner in the mail don’t use Windows, and so wrote their own software to capture the device’s input to the computer. Legal Threats against non-Windows users. Corporate and Clueless ZDnet rant Quick CueCat Modification Solutions – Instructions for performing the “Decode” hack on the three major boards, and offers to do it for you for a small fee.



CueCat driver for the Linux kernel

If you doubt an ulterior motive to the barcode scanner, see these excerpts from the company’s other site which has since been taken down [pointed to the Cuecat site], for probably obvious reasonsDigitalDemographics: There are several models of the scanner out there, each slightly different–so yours may not look exactly like shown above.

There are three major issues of contention surrounding the barcode scanning device: As long as your: Cat I already neutered to remove the serial number.

I have received a report of the “neuter” procedure causing the: While the board layouts may differ, the hole connected to R29 seems to always give the proper results. If it works fine after installing the first file, and does not exhibit other problemsI see no need to install the other file.

In case anyone is wondering, this particular barcode is from a pack of CD-Rs that just happened to be within arm’s reach of my computer: TV commercials can send links to rich-media adverts right to my computer?

It intercepts CueCat scancodes in the normal keyboard or mouse scancode flow, decodes them, correct them for errors and sends them in clear to a regular character device file.