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Bad Keyboard Advice from Programers (updated)
〔 The Scrolling Orb, The evolution of the trackball By Ernie Smith. At https://tedium.co/2017/10/12/trackball-input-device-history/ 〕
using Kinesis for over a year now. Still excellent. Kinesis Keyboard Key Remap/Macro/Layout How-To
ask Xah, 2018-01-07
Evolution of Laptop Keyboards, No More Page Up/Down Keys! (updated. New pic.)
Best Trackballs 2018 (updated)
Chinese Input Methods (updated)
Thanks for reading.
Symbolics Space-Cadet Keyboard (added a great video)
Logitech Trackman Wheel (updated. new photo)
Microsoft Classic Intellimouse
(on its own page. Updated info.)
This is the first DIY keyboard, around 2009.
want a big-ass spacebar?
how i love happy hacking
oh yeah, i love happy hacking. it makes me happy, and hacking, and all cool kids in town married one.
on the first day of xmas i love its F1 key. On the 2nd day of xmas i love its F2 key. On the 12th day i love its F12. On the 13th Friday i love its virtual arrows. I can finally live my life in virtual Doom.
when friends come over, they envy my expensive brick. All the chicks wanna touch it. I can't even fight their dirty hands off.
i used to pride in thinking, but the hhkb made me unthink fast by bouncing on rubber domes. Colleagues can't even tell with my fingers all over in production.
highly recommend: once you get this you'll forget about touch typing and never pain again
Orthovia OrthoMouse Wireless Ergonomic Mouse
saw this on amazon. Not sure what's what.
the reviews seem to be slightly negative.
for a list, see Ergonomic / Vertical Mouse
nixie clock keyboard
I credit @xah_lee with opening my eyes to the importance of spacebar size and modifier key placement. (It did ruin some otherwise great keyboards for me, e.g., Sun Type-5.) @XBowstech seems to have some original ideas here that also feel like they would be genuinely useful.
from Davor Cubranic (@OddsAndBits) https://twitter.com/OddsAndBits/status/936965933326770176
the article about space bar is Tiny Space Bar on Japanese Keyboards
just upgrade Mac to “High Sierra”. The dwell feature (autoclick) got screwed. One humongous keyboard panel pops up everytime mouse is moved. Solution: use the panel editor, and create a panel of just 2 buttons, click, and pause, and make it not disappear.
see Mac: Hover to Switch Window (updated for macOS High Sierra)
Is Keyboard Tenting Important? (minor update)
wireless gaming mouse catching on
it seems, wireless gaming mouse is now catching on.
major brands are all making it.
here's logitech's latest, came out in July 2017.
there's also one in bluetooth.
updated, the series:
this just became available on amazon.
the famous IBM Model M keyboard (major update)
Keyboard Firmware (updated)
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added a video by Chyrosran22. Hilarious.
removed comment system on my site
just removed disqus comment on all my sites for now. They are now forcing image ads. And their ads are those low quality sensational types. To opt ad free, would be $10/month. But, comment takes 30min/day to reply, and 95% are garbage. (i have 5 thousand pages on my sites) might add back, we'll see. let me know what you think.
Heavy Metal Apple Keyboards. Weights a brick. literally.
Keybinding Design ⌨ (new index page)
now with tens of photos
patreon answers. what keyboard has macro keys on the side. https://www.patreon.com/messages/1778777
also, tested this out yesterday at meetup. it's excellent!
new photo, of xbows keyboard's double-injection keycap, bottom X-Bows Keyboard Review
Best Way to Type/Insert Parenthesis, Brackets (minor update)
cheap keyboard MantisTek GK2's driver contains a Keylogger and without user permission
MantisTek GK2's Keylogger Is A Warning Against Cheap Gadgets (Updated) http://www.tomshardware.com/news/mantistek-gk2-collects-typed-keys,35850.html
beware of nameless cheap keyboard brands from China.
own the couch!
ask me keyboard questions. At https://www.patreon.com/posts/15199065
Esrille New Keyboard Review (updated. new pic and new info)
Keyboards without Numeric Keypad (updated)
Leopold FC660C keyboard (updated)
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