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Mouse Weight Comparison
Thumb Keyboard Layouts
why not put shift to thumb
http://xahlee.info/emacs/misc/xah-fly-keys_kinesis_config.html what is the case for not putting shift keys on the thumb cluster?
thumb keys all used up. but alt layout can be designed... shift key is nasty. i tried to eliminate it or move to thumb, several effort over the years, but end up they stay where they are.
my thinking is that thumb keys are best for modifiers and pinkey keys the worst
yes. but i just haven't came up with a layout that put shift as thumb. one of the issue with modifiers in thumb is that, ideally, u want 2 for each hand. ideally, one should be enough. however, from experience, two is really much more ergonomic. because using the same hand to hold a thumb modifier and pressing another key, is just not comfy. so, that means, for each modifier, they need 2 keyspots in thumb position. this really strain the thumb spots. There's not enough thumb keys. There's control alt win/cmd and shift. because for thumb, for each hand, say right hand, really there are just 2 spots for comfy reach. beyond 2, there'd be some thumb movement. And if that key u need to press very often, as in every 1 min, such as shift. Then, u got a potential rsi inducing problem. thumb keys is relative new, but there's already lots report of rsi with thumb. e.g. thumb trackball, and from ergodox users. so, thumb keys, isn't some sorta cure all. we still need to be careful.
ELECOM DUX 70BK Mouse minor update
L-Trac Trackball minor update
new photo and update.
Trackballs That Can Spin updated.
arrived. review incoming
Logitech M720 mouse no onboard memory
This mouse (Logitech M720) does not have onboard memory. Meaning, you should always buy logitech's gaming mouse instead.
Logitech M720 Wireless Triathlon Mouse with Bluetooth for PC with Hyper-Fast Scrolling and USB Unifying Receiver
Dumang DK6 Keyboard new photos
digital cam as webcam
a great YouTuber i watch is using this, as a streaming webcam. Expensive.
Canon PowerShot Digital Camera [G7 X Mark II] with Wi-Fi NFC, LCD Screen, and 1-Inch Sensor Buy at amazon
Why You Need 10 Buttons Mouse
if you no have enough buttons. say Logitech G502 Mouse which has technically 11 programable buttons, but actually just 5 extra for customization. first command to drop, is forward page.
someone asking about what keymap for kinesis advantage2.
Kinesis Keyboard Layouts and Thumb Keyboard Layouts. For emacs, i actually recommend evil mode or xah-fly-keys or other that doesn't use chord much.
temp tech stuff photos 2021-09-27
Logitech C920 vs Cheap Webcam
RSI Hand Exercise Toys , major update.
update. Display Ink Phone
more photos. Kinesis Keyboard Gallery
update on screenshot keys Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
the red bulb is the best buy. fantasic. the 2 bluetooth headphones are dud. BT has latency, and just too annoying
Ok, shit, am done with bluetooth headphone. Wasted 30 bucks on them. China cheapos. The pairing, and the power on off, or play/pause, is a pain in the ass. One single button, you have to hold for diff function. Then, oops held too long, you turned it off. Then, lag. Major problem if you watching video. Uncanny valley. Then, battery! You have to check and recharge faak.
Windows 10, How to Switch to Dvorak Keyboard Layout
(via James Incandenza )
Thumb Keyboard Layouts
my analysis of the Hands Down input system.
GameBall finally out, after 5 years.
updates, big and small.
Lisp Machine Keyboards minor update
Problem of Dual-Purpose Keys (home row mods)
Artistic Keycap Gallery 2 now pornhub keycap.
Huion H640P Drawing Tablet new page on its own. Highly recommended.
Apple Keyboard History ⌨
updates and new pages.
City Hunter Keyboard
russian Do It Yourself keyboard wiki https://klava.wiki
habit is the killer of progress
from 1990 to 2005, my fav keyboard is the generic cheap $5 keyboards.
Any other shape or new button position different than that i refuse to use.
This shows, that i was also susceptible by habit. When you have no problem, you no want “solution”. Till you type a lot and got Repetitive Strain Injury, then, you begin to appreciate those “odd looking” ergo design you used to laugh at.
new and updates:
first person shooter gaming mouse expert rocket jump ninja
Discovered this mouse expert. He's got some 300 mouses.
He's got YouTube, review mouses. I watched a few. Very good.
his website https://www.rocketjumpninja.com
judge amazon review
one of the way to judge amazon review is to look at the rating distribution. cuz if u just read 1star, nothing u can buy. typicaly, 1star is 4 to 5%.
People Do Not Like Trackpad?
xah input device research new finding: it seems, nobody like trackpad. Or rather, people prefer mouse or trackball over trackpad. Because, by searching amazon, there are not many trackpad makers, and not many sells. In context, there are tons of mouses, trackballs, pen tablets.
Muscle Memory User Interface
Emacs vs vim, Compute Keybinding Efficiency
Microsoft Windows keyboard shortcuts: Alt + Space c vs Alt + F4
Windows little known tip: Alt+Space c is more effective than Alt+F4 . It'll work when sometimes the latter won't.
However, Alt+Space c shortcut is language dependent. If the operating system is set to French, it'll have different key.
History of Emacs and vi Keys
bow and arrow
a great site, by a Microsoft programer who works on keyboard layouts.
Discovered Microsoft Surface Duo. A foldable tablet. Runs on Android
Programable Keypad new item
- Ban Mouse Drag (updated)
new index pages
Big fat nice gaming machine. Skytech Siege 3.0 Gaming PC Desktop. AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8GHz, AMD 6900 XT 16G GDDR6, 16GB DDR4 3200, 1TB Gen4 SSD, X570 Motherboard, 750W Gold PSU, 360mm AIO, AC WiFi Buy at amazon
things bought. Writing review soon, possibly.
- How to Set Key to Switch to Browser
- Useful AutoHotkey Scripts
- AutoHotkey: Switch or Launch App
- Why Swap Mouse Right Button and Middle Button
- Windows: Swap Mouse Right-Click Middle-Click
- Linux: How to Swap Mouse Buttons
- Linux: How to Set Mouse Speed
updated or new page.
AutoHotkey: Toggle Maximize Window
Keyboard Menu/App Key
no longer recommend Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard. The keys are too stiff. updated. Best Ergonomic Keyboards, Xah Pick
Japan Thumb-Shift Keyboard
Dvorak Keyboard Layout minor update.
Windows: Set Chinese Pinyin to Dvorak Layout
holy. new expensive flat keyboard Buy at amazon
Drop ALT High-Profile Mechanical Keyboard — 65% (67 Key) Gaming Keyboard, Hot-Swap Switches, Programmable Macros, RGB LED Backlighting, USB-C, Doubleshot PBT, Aluminum Frame (Halo Clear, Gray)
new trackball from Sanwa. SANWA Wired Trackball. Silent Noiseless Buttons, 34mm Trackball, 600/800/1200/1600 DPI. Buy at amazon
new or updated.
Ergonomic Keyboard History
Keychron Keyboard minor update
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