Xah Keyboard Blog 2016-12
why trackball can't beat mouse.
had a revelation last week, why trackball can't beat mouse.
Mouse excels at fast straight line jerks. (because, you simply push it, and this naturally can be done very fast, and naturally results in straight line movement.)
So, if the task is fast straight line jump to n points, mouse beats trackball, pen, trackpad, trackpoint.
For playing First Person Shooter games, the demand for the pointer control is exactly that, fast jump to n points, meaning, straight lines movements of the mouse.
Trackball vs Mouse, How to Choose Trackball
History of Emacs and vi Keys (updated, with screenshot from ancient terminal manual)
Science of Multi-Purpose Keys
this guy, Gergely Nagy (https://twitter.com/algernoone) has done a lot programing for keyboard firmware. e.g. Ergodox and Keyboardio.
here's his blog explaining some of the key behavior concepts. (for example, modifier key, dead key, leader key.) Excellent article!
[Multi-purpose keys, and a case for small keyboards By Gergely Nagy. At https://asylum.madhouse-project.org/blog/2016/10/15/multi-purpose-keys/ , accessed on 2016-12-23 ]
Gergely Nagy also wrote this Ergodox Firmware and Layout
another dead game controller with trackball.
Water Resistant Mechanical Keyboard (now video review)
Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, now a video review.
happy hacking keyboard Japanese layout version is now available on amazon. finally. Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro JP Japanese
my review The Idiocy of Happy Hacking Keyboard
See also: Tiny Space Bar
Topre Type Heaven - Limited Edition
same switch as Happy Hacking Keyboard
See also: List of Keyboards with Topre Switch
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