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to understand all issues about keyboarding science, start with this article. emacs and vi: Science of Command Efficiency
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See also: X No Chord Keyboard
Goldtouch Adjustable Keyboard (updated. New version of keyboard)
Keyboard Spinner https://www.patreon.com/posts/17344553
Mac: How to Change Keybinding (updated)
Programable Keyboards with Onboard Memory (updated for 2018)
Test Your Mousing Efficiency! (updated)
Mac: Hover to Switch Window (updated. highly recommended. Never click a mouse button again)
Best Ergonomic Keyboards for Small Hands (updated)
wow, this is new. NiZ Electrostatic EC84-S Capacitive Keyboard Programmable Multi-media 84 Keys With PBT Keycaps Capacitive Switches amazon its using capacitive switch, but not sure its topre or new design
Kinesis Gaming Keyboard, Freestyle Edge now on amazon
Mouse Weight Comparison (minor update)
Stenotype Machine (updated)
The Legend of Koizumi, Volume 15, “Senkaku Islands Bloody Battle”
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku (ムダヅモ無き改革 Reform with No Wasted Draws, also known in English by its initial subtitle The Legend of Koizumi) is a satirical mahjong manga by Hideki Ohwada.
It was initially irregularly serialized in the Kindai Mahjong Original manga magazine published by Takeshobo, then switched to bimonthly serialization on Takeshobo's other mahjong manga magazine Kindai Mahjong in April 2009.
The premise of the manga is that international diplomacy is settled on the mahjong table, with real-life politicians depicted as masters of mahjong.
The Japanese title is a parody of Junichiro Koizumi's slogan, “Reform with No Sanctuary” (聖域無き改革 Seiiki Naki Kaikaku).
《小泉麻將傳說》（日語：ムダヅモ無き改革，英语：The Legend of Koizumi，即小泉傳奇），是日本漫畫家大和田秀樹的麻將漫畫，從2006年起不定期連載於竹書房《近代麻雀original》上，在2009年4月起改至《近代麻雀》上連載。
[2018-02-18 Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku]
Using Piano to Type Text (updated)
Keyboard Layout: Dvorak vs Colemak (minor update)
NEC 日本電気 M-Type keyboard (new photo)
wee! kinesis edge is now on amazon.
Kinesis Freestyle Edge Gaming Keyboard
Elgato Stream Deck keypad (added video review)
Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard Review (minor update)
Unicomp Keyboard (added a video review)
mouse history: Logitech Most Important Products
Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms (updated. Added a video review of romer-g)
Logitech Trackman Stationary Mouse (added a video)
note that in older trackballs, they use a roller for the ball contact. (with mechanical optical sensor) Most of today's trackball e.g. logitech, use a solid material as ball contact points. Arguably, less smooth, more friction.
Best Ergonomic Keyboards 2018 (updated)
VE.A keyboard (minor update)
This one is truly the best ergonomics keyboard, back in 2006. Had a chance to see it in real life at last Northern Cal keyboard meetup
Elecom HUGE Trackball (added a video)
this one, came out last year (2017) with much fanfare, but is it good?
i've seen both praises and nah comments. Some find this to be the ultimate trackball. While others, finding the shape is really not optimal for their hands.i've seen simliar remarks on • Kensington Expert Slimblade • L-Trac • Elecom EX-G.
with trackballs, you really have to see for yourself which is best, for you.
See: Trackball Reviews
haven't seen mouse innovation like this for a decade.
Star Wars BB-8 Droid
Star Wars bb-8 droid toy. interesting mechanism. but the bot is rather idiotic. Sphero Star Wars bb8
in real life, such bot can only be used indoors. Even so, it has lots problems. Gets dirty, head prone to fall off, can only work on smooth level surface, and agility is 0, nimbleness is 0.
the way it works is: imagine a heavy square, 10 cm long but 1 cm thick, sitting at bottom of the ball. The corners are mouse wheels. In middle is a pole, at top of pole is a magnet. The pole can be pivoted.
there are 2 different makers of the bb8 toy. This one, sphero bb8, is better. Sphero Star Wars bb8
Catboard Keyboard 😸 ⌨ (major update)
Scientific Research on Keyboard Ergonomics (minor update)
Alternative Keyboard Layouts (minor update)
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
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