Xah Keyboard Blog 2018-10

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Bloomer Keyboard

mouse hoover auto click

on desktop computer (not laptop), 1 greatest thing is auto click. (aka dwell) i've been using it since ~2012.

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Ergodash Keyboard

Infinitton Programable Keypad

new discovery.

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Infinitton Programable Keypad Buy at amazon

full color lcd display for each key.

1 year warranty

few amazon reviews yet, but so far pretty good comments.

See also: Programable Keypad

USB Volume Control by DROK d7b1f
Buy at amazon

See also: Keyboards with Volume Wheel

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Apple's Magic Trackpad

buy Apple's magit trackpad

one annoying thing about trackpad is the feel of rubbing finger on it. But Apple's latest trackpad solved that. It feels good rubbing on it. Not sure exactly what's the material. Somewhat like the surface of something with thick glossy paint

also, Apple's trackpad is bludsuking expensive. As everything Apple.

by the way, sometimes in the past, i thought about paint, and it occurred to me, paint is just a kinda glue. colored glue.

just wrote a profile on my patreon https://www.patreon.com/xahlee thank you all for putting $ there

Bay Area (NorCal) Mechanical Keyboard Meetup November 10th 2018

mark your calendar Bay Area (NorCal) Mechanical Keyboard Meetup November 10th 2018 https://www.keebtalk.com/t/bay-area-norcal-mechanical-keyboard-meetup-november-10th-2018/3375 i'll be there

Keyboard Shortcut Notations old article.

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Fortitude60 Keyboard
AKAI APC mini 32b86
AKAI APC mini Buy at amazon [image source [ 2018-10-22 https://twitter.com/F_YUUCHI/status/1054197361688244224 ]]

set the knobs to volume control, and all the buttons for photoshop game emacs. this beats a dedicated programable keypad

See also:

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Iris Keyboard

ㄅㄆㄇㄈ zhuyin, phonetic system for Chinese

ㄅㄆㄇㄈ ㄉㄊㄋㄌ ㄍㄎㄏ ㄐㄑㄒ ㄓㄔㄕㄖ ㄗㄘㄙ ㄚㄛㄜㄝ ㄞㄟㄠㄡ ㄢㄣㄤㄥ ㄦ ㄧㄨㄩ that's zhuyin, a phonetic system for Chinese, we learned in Taiwan. Chinese in china don't know it. They use pinyin. pinyin is very similar, except it uses English alphabets.

you can see zhuyin in keyboard used in Taiwan for input Chinese.

Chinese Input Methods

Pinyin 拼音, Zhuyin 注音, IPA Comparison

当你看到这个 ㄅㄆㄇㄈ ㄉㄊㄋㄌ 毫无考虑,马上知道这是啥吗?

twitter poll for mainlainders [ twitter xah_lee ] [ 2018-10-18 https://twitter.com/xah_lee/status/1052876445788196864 ]

台湾用。1912发明的. 拼音1950s。和拼音基本一样。 b=ㄅ p=ㄆ m=ㄇ f=ㄈ d=ㄉ d=ㄊ n=ㄋ l=ㄌ. 打字的是,如果是特别排列,可减少按键次数: zhㄓ chㄔ shㄕ rㄖ zㄗ cㄘ sㄙ erㄜ aoㄠ ...

List of Dvorak Keyboards (updated)

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Vortexgear Race 3

and updates to Keyboards without Numeric Keypad

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Vortexgear Cypher

new page on its own.

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Happy Hacking Keyboard Anime
Apple PowerBook Duo 250 cb5db-s289x217
Apple PowerBook Duo 250, 1993
NEC PC8001 c50c4-s289x217
NEC PC8001, 1979