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keyboald layout travel graph, interactive app
this is a head tracker, for gaming. TrackIr 5 Head Tracker. TrackIr 5 Premium Head Tracking for Gaming a new type of input device that's becoming popular. it's very significant for programer as well. replaces mouse. Use together with OS's “dwell” (autoclick) feature
See also: Ergonomic Mouse
top keyboard experts
top keyboard experts i know of (no order):
- • Marcin Wichary https://twitter.com/mwichary
- • ripster ( https://www.reddit.com/user/ripster55)
- • webwit (on deskthority.net or geekhack.org )
- • Thomas Ran https://twitter.com/chyrosran22
- • Jesse Vincent https://twitter.com/obra (keyboardio)
they usually have ~100+ keyboards, historical or otherwise. Done research on various keyboard tech etc.
history of the inverted T arrow key arrangement on keyboard
[history of the inverted T arrow key arrangement on keyboard By Jim Burrows. At http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/NerdCorner/InverseT-History.html ]
2018-07-12 to read [The Keys To Success. A lot of early video game consoles secretly wanted to be home computers, too: Their makers either sold keyboard add-ons or failed miserably in the process. By Ernie Smith. At https://tedium.co/2017/04/27/video-games-keyboards-intellivision/ ]
thx to Marcin Wichary
major update. more photos.
major update. more photos.
Workman Keyboard Layout still going strong
Elecom DEFT Pro Trackball News. Works in linux. plug and play, all buttons detected understand latest kernel. thx to t184756
of all keyboard sites on the web, if there's only one best one, this is perhaps the one.
you don't want to miss it.
its by Marcin Wichary https://twitter.com/mwichary he's writing a book on history of keyboards. He research, have tens of books on the subject, and travels the world to dig info. and often, he take high quality photos of ancient keyboards that you would not find anywhere.
i've mentioned him a few times here. e.g. he gave me answer to why space bar was a bar. see Typewriter Spacebar History
he recently wrote this fastastic app, on segmented display. https://aresluna.org/segmented-type/
See also: Programable Keypads
it's extremely annoying that on the Mac, mouse thumb buttons do not work by default. Why? of course, noboby'd buy Apple's mouse or trackpad if so.
Mac: Keyboard/Automation Tools (updated. Added more good tools.)
my webcam arrived.
- Full HD 1080p video calling (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels)
- H.264 video compression
- Built-in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction.
- Automatic low-light correction
- Tripod-ready universal clip fits laptops, LCD or monitors
- Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or later. Works in USB Video Device Class (UVC) mode: Mac OS 10.6 or later (HD 720p on FaceTime for Mac or other supported video-calling clients; Full HD 1080p video recording with QuickTime Player) Chrome OS,Android v 5.0 or above (with supported video-calling clients),USB port,Internet connection
it's very good.
Why You Need 9 Buttons Mouse? (updated)
Sun Microsystems Type 6 Keyboard New photo, type 7.
spend $220 on amazon, or, how i became a keyboard expert
spend $220 on amazon. that's, like, biggest spending in 12 years. a shoe, a mouse, a usb hub, a web cam. necessity for rich living.
when u wanna buy a keyboard, u spend days to read all reviews. undecided. it becomes months. Then after 10 years of daily fretting, you still haven't decided which one to buy. That's how i became a keyboard expert.
the things i got are:
Vintage: HP 02648-60005 Mechanical Keyboard (1970s)
currently on ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/273284114558
XMIT Hall Effect Switch Keyboard. added a video by Chyrosran22
haven't found out exactly which what is this.
Apple Keyboard History ⌨ (lots more photos)
lots more updates.
Apple Adjustable Keyboard 1993 (added a video of typing on it.)
Northgate Omnikey Evolution Ergonomic Keyboard (updated with more info)
Keyboard Articles Index (updated. now 531 articles)
best usb hub
ok. after 2 hours research, the best usb 3.0 hub seems to be Buy LENTION 4-in-1 USB-C Hub with Type C, USB 3.0 you want shielded cable. Else, it screws wireless devices.
Best powered usb hub is Buy Anker PowerIQ Charging Macbook Surface
i have a Mac mini. 4 usb ports. 1 for keyboard, 1 mouse, 1 keypad, and just 1 left. So, to record a video, need 1 for cam, 1 for headset. Not enough.
need web cam
someone buy me this Buy Logitech C922x Webcam i can't record video reviews with my current lousy cam logitech c270
enamel paint your keyboard
just got a great idea. just buy some enamel paint, and you can paint your keyboard pretty.
you can see a example at Kinesis Keyboard Gallery
you can go basic by painting home key with diff color, or the esc key. Or, paint dvorak label, or on programable keypad.
or, you can go artistic. at that point, anything goes. comics, drawings, math formula, abstract, or whole thing pink Cadillac.
Kinesis Keyboard Gallery added many photos.
diy. mitosis keyboard. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/66588f/wireless_split_qmk_mitosis/
it'll replace their Elecom EX-G Trackball
Apple Keyboard History ⌨. New page
Apple Keyboards ⌨ (more photos)
Emoji Keyboard. No longer made.
Keyboard Key Label Tech (minor update)
someone is looking for a doctor specializing in Repetitive Strain Injury, in San Francisco Bay Area.
does any have recommendations?
Best Trackballs 2018 (updated)
Elecom HUGE Trackball (updated)
Trackball vs Mouse, and How to Choose a Trackball (minor update)
[Assignment Problems for Optimizing Text Input By Anna Maria Feit. At https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/31312 ]
She's keyboard/input reseacher. She wrote the PianoText
[see Using Piano to Type Text]
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