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San Francisco Bay Area Keyboard Meetup 2017-11 Impressions

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OKI Gourd Spring Keyboard

todo. add to a index page

livestream demo of keymouse on youtube, by “hello beautiful people”, 2019-11-26 11am San Francisco time

livestream demo of keymouse on youtube, by “hello beautiful people” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E11tORvZUII scheduled for 2019-11-26 Tuesday, 11am San Francisco time.

mark your calendar.

if you don't know what keymouse is, see

keymouse 2018 009f1-s333x188
corne jorne keyboard 2019-11-18 k3d42-s461x136
Gergo/Corne/Jorne Keyboard

SAIL Keycaps and Space Cadet Keycaps

SAIL keycaps 2019-11-18 sqq4y-s380x164
SAIL Keycaps
Space Cadet Keycap 2016 yw76d-s381x164
Space Cadet Keycaps

emily heximal watch 2019-11-17 g94fc-s333x188
happy hacking emily lisp server

heximal watch, and emscript writing system. refresh browser.

Xah Talk Show 2019-11-17
6 hours watch, 24 hours watch, heximal system, stenotype, plank, plover, piano, keyboard systems. 2019-11-17

Space Cadet keyboard 2
Space-Cadet, 1980

annotated what all those key means.

tsr 80 computer ce8c5-s289x217
TRS-80 keyboard

todo add to a index page

HP 02648-60005 keyboard b18bf-s371x168
HP 02648-60005, 1970s

Keyboard History ⌨

xerox 1109 lisp keyboard 70302-s289x216
Xerox 1109 Lisp Keyboard

todo, work in progress

Arrow Keys

Escape Key

Design of Computer Keyboard ⌨

Xah Talk Show Arrow Keys efficiency, vim vs inverted T, WASD, 2 handed arrows. Emacs/vi Keys History. 2019-11-14

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tourbox input

Input Devices

truly ergonomic keyboard 2018 0c1b9-s306x204
Cleave Keyboard
C L Sholes xpm layout US568630 6qn6q-s201x311
C L Sholes XPM Layout, 1896

join discord xahlee. great keyboard discussions


switching custom keyboards and OS mismatch

there's a interesting habit mismatch problem when you switch between your custom keyboards and pair it with Mac or Windows. you tend to press the wrong key on your older keyboard, and the wrong shortcut on the other OS.

Xah Talk Show happy hacking keyboard lisp 96 cpu cores, Voronoi diagram in hyperbolic space, emacs, powershell. 2019-11-06

Tony Aldon layout 2019 4w9y5
Tony Aldon Keyboard Layout
keymouse from kowodo 20180712 7x37m-s289x217
hhkb emily 4p8fz-s333x188
happy hacking emily lisp server
logitech g502 wireless xp4y6-s250x250

now wireless

logitech g604 mouse wrsgn-s202x310
Logitech G604 Mouse

todo Best Headset, Microphone

BluffCurve keyboard tm727-s289x217
BluffCurve keyboard
tractyl keyboard pd89n-s250x250
Tractyl Keyboard
abb keyboard cqpm8-s289x217
abb keyboard


HAVIT Keyboard

Xah Keyboards 2018-11

todo. review


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Logitech G710+
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Logitech G810
Kinesis vs Ultimate Hacking Keyboard, JavaScript in depth and modern web dev, webpack, unit testing mantra. 2019-10-25
UHK 20181214 split 0dfd2-s289x217
Ultimate Hacking
Contour Mouse ybvcf-s263x238
Contour Mouse

now you can buy them prebuilt

Dactyl keyboard top view 52983-s327x191
dactyl manuform keyboard d5912-s1386x1039-s289x216
Dactyl Manuform
nixie clock keyboard cad0c-s332x188
nixie clock keyboard
contour unimouse 1e0e8-s342x183
Contour Unimouse
OrthoMouse 72270-s299x209
Orthovia Ortho Mouse
SteelSeries Apex 350 keyboard a29d6-s335x187
Big Ass Spacebar, SteelSeries Apex Keyboard
super monkey ball video game 83470-s217x289
Super Monkey Ball
SteelSeries Apex Pro Keyboard p7ztd-s317x197
SteelSeries Apex Pro Keyboard
corner key 34qwn-s333x188
big corner key
moonrim keyboard 86q87-s264x237
Moonrim Keyboard
Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse 25mn7-s283x221
Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse

Mouse Reviews

lightest mouse

Cooler Master MM710 Mouse zw4j4-s288x217
Cooler Master MM710 Mouse
Kings Assembly mouse keyboard 41784-s239x261
King's Assembly Mouse Keyboard



pad printing machine for keyboard
laser marking of keyboard
ly092 mini keyboard f3281 2-s349x179

minor update.

Keyboard Page Key

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Page Up/Down
Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 2019 ws8km-s339x185
Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 2019
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Kinesis Laptop

geekhack on verticle mouse https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102513.0

keyboarding RSI forearm Pronation-33159
Is Keyboard Tenting Important?
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Xah Keyboards 2018-11

you buy

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Index Finger Length vs Ring Finger

CST trackball is no longer made

Microsoft sidewinder x8 mouse-s292x214
Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse

obsolete mouse, on its own page

Microsoft sidewinder x3 mouse 2-s250x250
Microsoft Sidewinder X3 Mouse

obsolete mouse, on its own page

dvorak colemak minimak layouts, ergodox, keyboard firmware, keybinding, ergodox, programable keypads 2019-09-20

which webcam to get? don't get logitech c920, c922. it is the worst! see

don't get logitech c920, c922 start at 3:56

logitech c922 and similar model has autofocus problem. See this video for it's effect

sample video of logitech c920, c922. start at 3:56 start at 2:59

i have a webcam recommendation, on this page Logitech Webcam Review however, i never got it. (never got a new webcam yet) but i looked at many amazon reviews. For $60 price range, this seems good. no problem with autofocus.

samsung ssd 2019 rkhj2-s253x248
Best Flash Drive

this is quite fun. For those of you using standing desk. wobble board

James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies keyboard 2zbwm
James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies keyboard 2zbwm [image source twitter ikazombie]

Chinese Input Methods

trelc verticle mouse j2q3y-s197x316
vertical gaming mouse

xah talk show 2019-08-21 all you want to know about keyboard layout, dvorak, colemak, touch tying

Perixx PERIPRO-506 Trackball djyb4-s332x188
Perixx PERIPRO-506 Trackball
amazon basics trackball 8hdby-s223x280
AmazonBasics G5W Trackball

Trackball Ball Sizes and Replacement new giant arcade translucent ball.

Topre Realforce 89s keyboard 10th anniversary 10207-s307x203
Realforce keyboard
knobs Keyboard 2019-03 xyxnq-s250x250

work in progress

Eye Tracker

minor updates

Banish Key Chords

Voice Text Input for Programing

turn on Sticky Key

NEC PC-8801 Keyboard (1983) Added a video.

NEC 日本電気 M-Type keyboard added 3 photos of different models.

Japanese Keyboard Layouts updated

new photo

NEC PC9801 jkhkb-s310x202
NEC PC-9801 Keyboard, 1992
Adesso trackball T50 g54h7-s262x239
Adesso Trackball T50
touchscreen helm USS Dewey DDG 105 8x6zv-s264x237
Navy Wants Knobs and Sliders, No Touchscreen

jwz on UHK, Kinesis Freestyle Edge, Matias Ergo Pro

jwz wrote a review of ultimate hacking keyboard at https://www.jwz.org/blog/2018/08/ultimate-hacking-keyboard/ • lol, abrasive as hell. His entire life been like that. • my review at Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

jwz also has review on Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard at https://www.jwz.org/blog/2015/11/keyboard-lossage-mouse-lossage-everything-is-terrible/ • basically, he complain about the utter bad quality. That's what i heard too. Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard

• his fav keyboard is now Kinesis Freestyle Edge Keyboard, his review at https://www.jwz.org/blog/2018/04/exciting-keyboard-news/ • I agree it's great. Kinesis Freestyle Edge Keyboard

diy keyboard blue white 6h2jr-s1039x779-s289x216
Gra+SP keyboard

emf meter

there is such a thing emf meter

detect electromagnetic waves. used for ghost hunting.

i think it's also used to detect wifi, spy recorder, gps bug, etc. you have to dig and find the right one.

trackball ultrasound gpbmr-s255x245
ultrasound trackball
NEC PC 8801 K1 keyboard bj3qh-s333x188
NEC PC-8801 Keyboard

See also: Ergonomic Keyboard History

the xbow keyboard is now on amazon. buy it! xbows keyboard

x bows keyboard top 26650

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