Caius Theory

Now with even more cowbell…

Quick Picture of Yourself

Theres a meme going round the blogosphere/twitterverse recently, so I figured I'd jump on it because there aren't any pictures of me on this blog yet. And there aren't that many in my flickr photostream either actually.

Picture of Caius

Fullsize Picture


  1. Take a picture of yourself right now.
  2. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair… just take a picture.
  3. Post that picture with NO editing.
  4. Post these instructions with your picture.


Back in the day I swapped the keys on my 12" powerbook keyboard around to read macgenius across the middle row.

Powerbook Keyboard

I unearthed the picture, and figured, why not do it to my apple aluminium keyboard? So I found a tutorial from some other guy that'd done it, and dug out my penknife.

External Keyboard

After that I decided to rearrange the macbook internal keyboard as well. First I googled around to make sure lifting the keys was the same as doing it on the external keyboard (which it appeared to be), then I went ahead and rearranged them as well.

Internal Keyboard -- Macgenius

So whilst I was wondering what to do about it, my mother emailed me and suggested using ontherails instead of macgenius. So I did, and now the top row reads ontherails on the macbooks' internal keyboard.

Internal Keyboard -- Ontherails

All pictures are licenced under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licence and the above pictures, plus some in progress shots, are available in my Keyboard Modifications flickr set.

Published Pictures

Interesting email arrived in my inbox today. I attended BarCamp Leeds in late 2007 and whilst I was there I happened to take some pictures (as I am apt to do these days.)

Anyway, I was rather happy to see that at least one picture isn't just stagnating in my flickr stream:

Hi Caius,

I am delighted to let you know that one of your photos with
a Creative Commons license has been selected for inclusion
in the newly released fourth edition of our Schmap Leeds

Town Hall

Original Picture on flickr