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Bad Keyboard Advice from Programers (updated)

Best Typing Tutorial, Speed Test, Typing Games (updated)

trackball history

nice article.

The Scrolling Orb, The evolution of the trackball By Ernie Smith. At https://tedium.co/2017/10/12/trackball-input-device-history/

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Signum keyboard

using Kinesis for over a year now. Still excellent. Kinesis Keyboard Key Remap/Macro/Layout How-To

How to Create APL or Math Symbols Keyboard Layout (updated)

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)

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xah keyboard accolade 2018-01-02

Thanks for reading.

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Symbolics Space-Cadet Keyboard
(added a great video)
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Logitech Trackman Wheel
(updated. new photo)
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Microsoft Classic Intellimouse

(on its own page. Updated info.)
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ripster irl
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Trackball History


Humble Hacker Keyboard

This is the first DIY keyboard, around 2009.

want a big-ass spacebar?

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SteelSeries Apex 350 keyboard SteelSeries Apex keyboard

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

see The Idiocy of Happy Hacking Keyboard

context https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/7m0ra1/meanwhile_in_japan/drs3pg6/

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Super Monkey Ball video game 〔image source reddit
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Logitech Trackman Portable Mouse, 1991
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L-Trac Trackball


Orthovia OrthoMouse Wireless Ergonomic Mouse

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Buy OrthoMouse

saw this on amazon. Not sure what's what.

the reviews seem to be slightly negative.

for a list, see Ergonomic / Vertical Mouse

Japan Remington No 9 Typewriter

nixie clock keyboard

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nixie clock keyboard 4176×2366 〔image source reddit

Efficient Keyboard Layout for Portuguese: pt-Nativo (updated)

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Nakabayashi Digio Trackball

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

Ask Xah, emacs, JavaScript, keyboard, 2017-12-01 at https://www.patreon.com/posts/15656041

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.

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logitech g900 mouse Buy at amazon

there's also one in bluetooth.

updated, the series:

this just became available on amazon.

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2 keypads connected by a wire. Buy at amazon

see SmartYao LY092 Keyboard

the famous IBM Model M keyboard (major update)

Keyboard Firmware (updated)

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Planck Keyboard

added a video by Chyrosran22. Hilarious.

Mechanical Keyboard and Repetitive Strain Injury (updated)

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.

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IBM 5251 Keyboard

Heavy Metal Apple Keyboards. Weights a brick. literally.

Keybinding Design ⌨ (new index page)

Scientific Research on Keyboard Ergonomics

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Univac F-1355-00 Keyboard

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San Francisco Bay Area Keyboard Meetup 2017-11 Impressions

now with tens of photos

Novation LaunchPad Lightshow, by https://twitter.com/batchout/status/918655602330566656

patreon answers. what keyboard has macro keys on the side. https://www.patreon.com/messages/1778777

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Kinesis Gaming Keyboard, Freestyle Edge

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

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mantistek gk2 keyboard, contains a keylogger, sending your keystroke count to their server.

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!


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Buy roccat own the couch lapboard

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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