Xah Keyboard Blog 2018-06
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.
one thing annoying on the Mac is that in Safari, it doesn't support holding Ctrl or Cmd and scroll mouse wheel to zoom in/out. It's trivial to support, but Apple's lose sale for its trackpad.
Mac Keyboard Tools (updated. Added more good tools.)
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. reddit
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?
answer at reddit
Best Trackballs, Xah's Pick (updated)
Elecom HUGE Trackball (updated)
Trackball vs Mouse, How to Choose 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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