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Honeycomb Keyboard
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Xah Keyboards
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Luigi Colani Office Chair 1970
computer ball mouse mechanism 2005-s
How Mouse Works
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Mouse History
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Apple Mouse

updated:

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X-Bows Knight Keyboard

new photo

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ARTSEY Input System

(via James Incandenza )

Thumb Keyboard Layouts
my analysis of the Hands Down input system.

GameBall Trackball finally out, after 5 years.

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Toshiba T4700CT laptop

updates, big and small.

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MacBook Pro keyboard, French Canadian Layout
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Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000
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Smartfish Technologies K2418B ErgoMotion Keyboard
Why Does USB Keep Changing? | Nostalgia Nerd
May 24, 2020
CLIP
Nostalgia Nerd
How does a USB keyboard work?
Jun 5, 2021
Ben Eater

Lisp Machine Keyboards minor update

Problem of Dual-Purpose Keys (home row mods)

add to Ergonomic Keyboard Layouts

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Contour Roller Mouse

Artistic Keycap Gallery 2 now pornhub keycap.

Huion H640P Drawing Tablet new page on its own. Highly recommended.

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Apple Magic Trackpad

new page.

updated

updated.

Apple Keyboard History ⌨

new pages:

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Macintosh Portable, 1989

updates and new pages.

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Tablet Stylus
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Mikicat Stylus
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Touch Screen Pen (Non-Active Stylus)

updated

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Breathedge Keyboard

City Hunter Keyboard

russian Do It Yourself keyboard wiki https://klava.wiki

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russian diy keyboard 20210706123438
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russian diy keyboard 20210706123554 FvBnG
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russian diy keyboard 20210706123613 hjQCb
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Tahion Keyboard
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Kinesis Gaming TKO Keyboard
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Avocado55 Trackball
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Yowkees Keyboard
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Keyball46
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FLDX45 Keyboard
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Molecule Keyboard
QWERTY or DVORAK? Debunking the Keyboard Layout Myths by Hanno Embregts
Nov 9, 2017
Devoxx
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xah keyboard 20210704

habit is the killer of progress

from 1990 to 2005, my fav keyboard is the generic cheap $5 keyboards.

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Computer Keyboards Gallery, Year 2006

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:

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Ergonomic Layout for Laptop

first person shooter gaming mouse expert rocket jump ninja

Discovered this mouse expert. He's got some 300 mouses.

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mouse expert rocket jump ninja 2021-06 https://twitter.com/RocketJumpNinja/status/1408417213632061448/photo/1

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%.

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amazon review ratings 2021-06-30

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
updated

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.

nerd toys

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moroe diy fx trackball

History of Emacs and vi Keys
minor addition.

bow and arrow

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Allison Marshall Keyboard
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Ploopy Trackball

a great site, by a Microsoft programer who works on keyboard layouts.

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[Microsoft Windows Keyboard Layout Info By Michael Scott Kaplan. At http://kbdlayout.info/ ]
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norway layout

Discovered Microsoft Surface Duo. A foldable tablet. Runs on Android

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Microsoft Surface Duo Buy at amazon

Sticky Key
minor update

Programable Keypad new item

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

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A4TECH WUT-5 ScrollTrack
1998

new photos.

things bought. Writing review soon, possibly.

amazon phone holder 2021-05-28
• phone holder goose neck Buy at amazon
• WATERFLY Fanny Pack Buy at amazon
• Ampper Blind Spot Mirror Buy at amazon

updated or new page.

AutoHotkey: Toggle Maximize Window

Keyboard Menu/App Key
minor update

no longer recommend Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard. The keys are too stiff. updated. Best Ergonomic Keyboards, Xah Pick

Japan Thumb-Shift Keyboard
new photo

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.

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IBM Model 15

Ergonomic Keyboard History

minor updates

Keychron Keyboard minor update

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Lily58 keyboard
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Buying MIDI Keyboard
soldering pepe
soldering pepe

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