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Offline xsphat

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« on: Mon, 03 September 2007, 14:16:24 »
Where did you learn so much about particular switch models and the like? Share links with us please.

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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 04 September 2007, 00:59:44 »
I'll post a bunch of links a bit later today.

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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 04 September 2007, 01:10:03 »
Cool, thanks.

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« Reply #3 on: Tue, 04 September 2007, 09:53:37 »
Some links in decreasing order of usefulness. Now that I look at them, they don't seem to be as useful as they did at first.
Switch types explained:
http://www.ergocanada.com/ergo/keyboards/mechanical_vs_membrane_keyswitches.html

Very detailed site about switches. Interesting custom keyboard:
http://mykeyboard.co.uk/

Cherry ML and MX keymodules:
http://www.cherry.de/english/switches_controls/schalter_tastenmodule.htm

Keyboard nostalgics arguing:
http://lowendmac.com/misc/05/0110.html
http://www.atpm.com/10.09/tactile.shtml

Good ergonomics site all-around. A bit dated. A lot of alternative keyboards, most of which are no longer made:
http://www.tifaq.org

Particularly good article on typing technique:
http://tifaq.org/articles/keyboard_retraining-junjul99-kahan&griffin.html

Heaps of special keyboards sold on these sites:
http://www.ergocanada.com
http://www.fentek-ind.com

Cheap Indian keyboard with Cherry MX switches:
http://www.tvs-e.com/showProduct.asp?productNo=2

Steel Series gaming keyboard with MX switches:
http://www.steelseries.com/int/products/keyboards

Ergonomic keyboard on the cheap:
http://www.thecraftstudio.com/bcboy/keyboard.html

General keyboard advice. Makes me want to get a Honeywell keyboard):
http://petermoulding.com/technology/hardware/keyboards

Remapping keys under Linux. There seem to be a few ways of doing it. This is one way:
http://www.columbia.edu/~djv/docs/keyremap.html

Rather weird keyboard. May be vapourware:
http://abkey.biz/products.htm

If you are ever interesting in chording keyboards, this one looks very interesting. I almost got one at the height of my RSI:
http://www.bellaire.co.uk/

Programmer Dvorak. Dvorak aside, not a bad idea. When programming you end up using (), {}, [] and other non-alphanumerics a lot, yet they are the least accessible keys.
http://www.kaufmann.no/roland/dvorak/#layout

Cleaning the datahand. Another thing I almost bought, and still may:
http://daveola.com/Pages/Stuff/DataHand/
http://www.datahand.com

Licensed el-cheapo copy of the Maltron keyboard:
http://www.ergo-comp.com/ergomatic/features.html

An alternative to the Dvorak alternative layout that's getting some mindshare. I seriously considered it, but I think that alternatives to QWERTY are most efficient with plain text. I don't think they solve programmer's issues:
http://colemak.com/

Layout comparison:
http://home.no.net/david/keyboardapplet.html

More Linux layout stuff:
http://hektor.umcs.lublin.pl/~mikosmul/computing/articles/custom-keyboard-layouts-xkb.html

TG3 - the makers of the Deck:
http://www.tg3electronics.com/

The cheapest possible keyboard with ML switches:
http://www.plum.bz

A bunch of keyboard  company links:
http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Hardware/Peripherals/Keyboards/

Dvorak advocacy:
http://www.mwbrooks.com/dvorak/

The ergonomic keyboard for the mac with Cherry MX switches. Almost bought one, but they only had the ADB version.
http://www.atpm.com/12.05/smartboard.shtml

Great ergonomic advice for typing from Cornell University:
http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/ergoguide.html

I think this one is Alps and super-programmable:
http://www.monu-cad.com/keyboard.htm#How%20to%20Order

Good reference for looking up the switch types in all sorts of vintage keyboards:
http://sandy55.fc2web.com/keyboard/keyboard.html

Another japanese site. On the right side, there is a list of switch types. Click on the switch type to find which classic keyboards have that switch type:
http://curio.egloos.com/910109

Another ergonomic keyboards site. Note the price for the Northgate Ergonomic:
http://www.ergonomicsmadeeasy.com/index.asp

Site I got my Northgate Ergonomic from:
http://www.c-techsys.com/products.html

Vim cheat sheet:
http://www.viemu.com/a_vi_vim_graphical_cheat_sheet_tutorial.html

That is all.

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 04 September 2007, 10:30:51 »
Nice list of links, there are a few on there I haven't seen, and some articles I missed even when I at that site. Thanks  :D

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 10 September 2007, 03:51:33 »
Link to a pdf for all sorts of keyboard part numbers. Can be useful to work out which keyboards are basically the same.

http://www.viziflex.com/ezcart/pdf_upload/vfsmodellistmay2006_24.pdf

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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 19 September 2007, 10:20:28 »
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A nice set of keyboard reviews:

http://kendeeter.com/wp/category/keyboard-reviews/


That is the guy who is selling me a HHKB Pro 2 on Ebay.

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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 19 September 2007, 17:20:22 »
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A nice set of keyboard reviews:

http://kendeeter.com/wp/category/keyboard-reviews/


That is the guy who is selling me a HHKB Pro 2 on Ebay.


Small world! After trying a dozen keyboards, on his blog he said this was the one. I'm curious to know his new choice.

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Hey Whiskey in the Jar-o
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 20 September 2007, 00:28:50 »
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Small world! After trying a dozen keyboards, on his blog he said this was the one. I'm curious to know his new choice.

If it is the same listing I'm thinking about, I believe the seller said he had two and didn't use the second all that much (so was offloading it).

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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 20 September 2007, 11:39:29 »
You are correct, iMav. A quick look around his site and I found that he purchased two of them and only uses one. I also found the pics he posted on Ebay and everything. I am so relieved that this has gone the way it did, that 0 feedback thing is scary when you notice it to late.