Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish dropout bohemian.
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Humbug!My choice continues to be the Happy Hacking Keyboard (Note: no numeric keypad, no fuctions keys, no nothing!)Although, I am now thinking of going with the even more "Zen" blank model. Nothing to take away, nothing to add. Just like God intended it.
ttl said... Humbug!hey hey! don't knock the table down! lol :)i liked eolake's keyboard. either way you win. all of them are better than one that has soda stain on them. :):)
Through The Light:I like the simplicity and compactness of those keyboards, for sure. On the other hand I use F-keys all the time for calling out another app or document.
I can understand the usefulness of the F-keys. But why on earth does every keyboard today come with the numeric keypad? It was invented for cashiers and bank tellers. Why do we all have to sacrifice tabletop real estate for a special tool such as this?There are now novelty keyboards which combine the qwerty keys with a musical keyboard. Imagine if every computer user was forced to have a piano keyboard on their desk regardless of whether they play or not? :-)And why is Apple following the mistake from IBM PC and continues to put the shift key where the ctrl key should be? In my Apple ][ it is still correctly placed. It must have been during Jobs' leave (at NeXT) that they screwed this up. (The Happy Hacking Keyboard gets this right, BTW.)
"all of them are better than one that has soda stain on them."My sister-in-law insists that when her 2½ y/o son comes to play videogames with Uncle Pascal, he MUST eat something (he's sick, AND skinny). But too much is too much. Yesterday, I had to soak off honey milk drops from the two analog sticks of my Playstation2 controller! Dang, these things cost 30 bucks over here (*if* you can get to a store with the current general strikes). And the analog sticks are the only part that you can't take apart to clean the inside.Anyway, I've been saying it for a while, it's bad pedagogy to accustom a child to eat and play at the same time. He'll end up like those who can't fall asleep without the TV. I love the little tyke to bits (and it's mutual), but my bed is no fast-food table. I requested that from now on he finishes eating BEFORE playing. This should motivate him to feed a little, I wager. :-)Hey, TTL, I like the numeric keypad! Of course, its main advantage is to allow easy typing of special letters, like ALT+130=é, when I type in French (which is everyday).I realize it takes up space, which is problematic with, say, a laptop, but tabletop real estate? Man, easy with the Wall Street slang, yo! :-)I know it's a slightly silly question, but... is this "blank model keyboard" for real?Not very functional if you wanna type in Chinese, huh?"Exclusively for hardcore, hardware pros", I suppose. ;-)
Pascal said: "I know it's a slightly silly question, but... is this "blank model keyboard" for real?Not very functional if you wanna type in Chinese, huh?"It is a real product. The benefit in using a blank keyboard is that it helps one get rid of the habit of looking at the keys, resulting in faster typing and less eye strain. (Of course the real value is in being able to show off to your friends how cool you are.)I would say it addresses the typing-in-chinese issue just the same. After all, there's not enough keys for 2000 kanji symbols on the keyboard anyway."Exclusively for hardcore, hardware pros", I suppose. ;-)Software pros. Not hardware. A fully printed QWERTY keyboard is enough of a challenge for our hardware oriented colleagues. ;-)
Hardcore SOFTWARE pros? Isn't that an oxymoron? :-)
I'd like a Tactile Pro. I like that keyboard too.laurie
I got a very tactile pro: my new chiropractor. Tightest bear hugs I ever got without buying somebody a drink.
But why on earth does every keyboard today come with the numeric keypad? everyday letters and numbers always occupy space and time that's why. it's just common sense displayed ttl.
yeah, sounds like a good squeeze.a deep tissue massage is the most tactile pro you'll ever get.re. keyboards, I've never felt so enlightened after reading this blog.I like mine clean, well-designed and streamlined. A pure pleasure to the fingers. Do you know the old song, "I'm In Love With My Car"? You oughta do one called, "I'm In Love With My Blank Model".
Yesterday, I had to soak off honey milk drops from the two analog sticks of my Playstation2 controller! Dang, these things cost 30 bucks over here (*if* you can get to a store with the current general strikes). And the analog sticks are the only part that you can't take apart to clean the inside.your welcome :)
I have to admit, that PS2 controller now smells quite nice. Yummie!:-)
Signalroom, Roger Taylor's B-side is one of my favourites. But it's from the 70s. Perhaps there is another, older song by the same name?"I'm In Love With My Blank Model"Well, a blank keyboard is cool ... but a model? I'm not so sure about that. I prefer ladies with substance. Although, Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter features some rather nice blank models. Hmm ...
I wonder... what would a black-and-blank photo look like?You all know, of course, that "blank" comes from the French "blanc", meaning white.
Pascal said: You all know, of course, that "blank" comes from the French "blanc", meaning white.Yes, we do (as in "vin blanc"). But how do you explain that there is now also a charcoal gray version of the blank keytop Happy Hacking Keyboard?What shall we do if they put out a (gasp!) black blank keyboard next? Order it, but only type at the back of a bus?
"But how do you explain that there is now also a charcoal gray version of the blank keytop Happy Hacking Keyboard?"Already, I didn't even know there was such a thing as GRAY charcoal. And why do you ask me? Contrarily to the beliefs of some, I am NOT all-knowing! The only thing I ever claimed was being all-modest. ;-)"What shall we do if they put out a (gasp!) black blank keyboard next? Order it, but only type at the back of a bus?"Is that the "Rosa Parks" blank keyboard model you had in mind? :-)Regardless, to type with a black blank keyboard, I recommend the only truly classy way : at night, wearing Ray-Bans, and with your monitor turned off for added challenge. (You receive bonus points if you have daltonism.)The Ray Charles style, now THAT's cool, dawg!Still, I don't advise the "extreme Rocky Balboa style". It's like the Ray Charles, but in addition you're in a meat freezer, and wearing only a pair of shorts and boxing gloves. Your chair and desk are carved out of solid ice for that extra "modern crystal" look...I hear this is how the Russians train their elite hackers against Chechen cyber-terrorists.
I think that's pretty Cool. (And cold, but never mind that.) You should keep in mind that in this scenario, you should *not* be using MS Windows. The only thing would be a off-beat version of Unix nobody ever heard of.
That just about sums it up. So ...Happy hacking then, friends!
"I do not know these Vindows you refer to, tovaritch."*COUGH!* *COUGH!* This is the main hacking I do in vinter time. Nothing more.And this conversation never took place. You never heard of me, I do not exist.Na zdarovie, gospodine Stobblehouse. Until ve meet again.-X-
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