Xah Keyboard Blog 2017-12

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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.

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Big Ass Spacebar, 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 reddit

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Super Monkey Ball
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Logitech Trackman Portable Mouse, 1991
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L-Trac Trackball


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Orthovia Ortho Mouse

Japan Remington No 9 Typewriter

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nixie clock keyboard

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) twitter OddsAndBits


the article about space bar is Tiny Space Bar on Japanese Keyboards

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