Xah Keyboard Blog 2019-12

Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
added a bunch of photos

[Korean Input Methods 한국어 입력법 By Alan W. At https://captainalan.github.io/language-and-linguistics/languages/korean/input.html ]

Function Key vs Key Chord, Which is Healthier, Which is Faster?

lmi-cadr keyboard 1st gen space cadget 31997-s289x217
Lisp Machine LMI-CADR keyboard

added a lisp machine pic.

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AUKEY Keyboard KM-G9-US 84ks6-s250x250
Water Resist

Chinese and Japanese Input Methods

minor updates

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Chinese Input Methods
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Japanese Input Method
Best External Drive

cheap Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

someone bought

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VELOCIFIRE TKL02WS 87 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard, Quiet Brown Switches, White Backlit Buy at amazon
Cooler Master MK850 Keyboard x6wrr-s265x236
Cooler Master MK850 Keyboard

∃ Portable Monitor monitor

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Asus Portable Monitor Buy at amazon
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Drawing Tablet

Keymouse comet

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hhkb pro hybrid ts vgt33-s390x160

keyboard modifier stuck problem

the win10 Surface Pro virtual keyboard really have serious probs. every week or so, somehow i got a control lock or other modifier lock. and hard to find out which, and it's hell.

for the same reason, i stopped using those sticky key features in OS. now and then you got a modifier locked, mysteriously. when that happens, it's hell. cuz any key you type is actually Control+ or Alt+ etc. and there's no 1 right way to reset it.

See also:

Ergodox Keyboard case wear shine

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Ergodox Keyboard

major update on many Japan ergo keyboards

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Thumb-Shift, 1980
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DIY Tron

Tiny Spacebar

Cute Keycaps
rice bowl keycaps

amazon stuff bought from my viewers 2019-12-07

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fanny pack 2019-12-07 Buy at amazon

buy fanny pack, show your true nerd nature

Ban Mouse Drag

See also: Typing Habits, Repetitive Strain Injury ⌨

Dactyl keyboard
added a video review

Tokyo Keyboard Meetup 2019-11

work in progress

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fluorite CXL keyboard wjd77-s289x217
genesis 2.5 keyboard 2019-11-30 gg48c-s333x188
Genesis 2.5
super 57x keyboard m57zw-s289x217
Super 57X
SilverBullet44 2019-12-01 6c7hh-s425x147

new photos or update:

Ablenet BIGtrack Trackball

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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard
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kyria keyboard
Ploopy Trackball

XahTV 2019-11-26 DIY keyboard Rhapsody: Gergo Georgi Ginni ButterStick Datahand Kyria POS keyboards

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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard
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Trackbar Mouse
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now proper review

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Kinesis Foot Pedal review
gergo keyboard whpx7-s425x147
Gergo 50
georgi keyboard fj4y2-s289x217
Georgi Steno
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Ginni Chorded 10
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Kinesis Keyboard Gallery

more photos. thanks to Zumwelt Zumleben

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Sony Video Editing Console

Xah Talk Show
playing footsie in office with trackball and pedals 2019-11-21

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added a video showing its scratchy wheel

Kensington Expert

new in town.

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Perixx Periduo-406

livestream demo of keymouse on youtube, by “hello beautiful people”, 2019-11-26 11am San Francisco time

livestream demo of keymouse on youtube, by “hello beautiful people” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E11tORvZUII scheduled for 2019-11-26 Tuesday, 11am San Francisco time.

mark your calendar.

if you don't know what keymouse is, see

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Corne/Jorne Keyboard

SAIL Keycaps and Space Cadet Keycaps

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SAIL Keycaps
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Space Cadet Keycaps
emily heximal watch 2019-11-17 g94fc-s333x188
happy hacking emily lisp server

heximal watch, and emscript writing system. refresh browser.

Xah Talk Show 2019-11-17
6 hours watch, 24 hours watch, heximal system, stenotype, plank, plover, piano, keyboard systems. 2019-11-17

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Space-Cadet, 1980

annotated what all those key means.

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TRS-80 keyboard
HP 02648-60005 keyboard b18bf-s371x168
HP 02648-60005, 1970s

Keyboard History ⌨

Xerox 1108/1109 Lisp Keyboard

XahTV Arrow Keys efficiency, vim vs inverted T, WASD, 2 handed arrows. Emacs/vi Keys History. 2019-11-14

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tourbox input

Input Devices

Cleave Keyboard
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C L Sholes XPM Layout, 1896

join discord xahlee. great keyboard discussions


switching custom keyboards and OS mismatch

there's a interesting habit mismatch problem when you switch between your custom keyboards and pair it with Mac or Windows. you tend to press the wrong key on your older keyboard, and the wrong shortcut on the other OS.

XahTV happy hacking keyboard lisp 96 cpu cores, Voronoi diagram in hyperbolic space, emacs, powershell. 2019-11-06

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Tony Aldon Keyboard Layout
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hhkb emily 4p8fz-s333x188
happy hacking emily lisp server
logitech g502 201811 092-3-s316x198

now wireless

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Logitech G604 Mouse