Log in

No account? Create an account
Hardware - brad's life — LiveJournal [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Brad Fitzpatrick

[ website | bradfitz.com ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Hardware [Oct. 13th, 2003|06:05 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
In my never-ending search for the perfect keyboard, I'm now using the Kinesis Evolution. I opted for the track mount version instead of the chair mount, figuring I didn't want to buy a new chair and didn't want to be locked in the chair by the keyboard and tethered to the desk by the cables. (plus you can convert the track version to a chair version, if I change my mind later) So far I'm really happy with it... it's just like a normal keyboard, so there's no re-learning involved. Some keys were in the wrong place, but you can reprogram any key to be anywhere else. My left space bar is now alt, which is ideal for me. Props to jwz for the recommendation (via his wrists page).

Over the weekend, scoured the city and bought four Shuttle systems from three different vendors for the LJ office. (Employees finally get [good] computers!) Got two SB61G2s, and two of the older (but identical for LJ's purposes) SB51Gs. These are some damn sexy little machines. Down with big beige cases! Man, it blows me away how cheap hardware is.

I've been up since 4am, since I went to bed early. From one bad sleep schedule to the opposite...

[User Picture]From: lisa
2003-10-13 09:37 am (UTC)


here i was thinking i was going to show you up by being up at 7:30 this morning.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: niko
2003-10-13 10:38 am (UTC)
Our IT guys are complaining of having a shortage of machines - those inexpensive little Shuttle machines would be perfect. I wonder why they're not more widely adopted... Is there some kind of stigma attached to such a different form factor? If it's so small, it couldn't be powerful enough or professional enough?

Also, that keyboard looks freakish. :P Trackpads bite! I want that little nipple they have on IBM and Toshiba laptops. :)
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mart
2003-10-13 10:53 am (UTC)

I love touch/trackpads. I love the fact that the software for mine (Dell laptop) lets me scroll by tracking up and down the right-hand side and "throw" the document by swooshing upwards or downwards, causing it to keep scrolling without any further movement. It's very useful! :)

Having said that, I've never used a mouse nipple.

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: whitaker
2003-10-13 11:10 am (UTC)
(enter cartman voice)... c'mooooooooooooooooon whitakerjournal...
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: lisa
2003-10-13 11:25 am (UTC)
On whitakerJournal, whitakerJournal
Making fun of your friends behind their back
On whitakerJournal, whitakerJournal
Chronicle your gerbils heart attack?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: evan
2003-10-13 03:05 pm (UTC)
man, i was just thinking the same thing
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: jwz
2003-10-13 02:02 pm (UTC)


Are you using the trackpads? I can't stand 'em.

How long did it take you to get used to it being out of a "flat" configuration?
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: brad
2003-10-13 03:07 pm (UTC)

Re: cool!

Haven't even plugged in the trackpads yet. (I got dual, thinking I could make the left buttons be middle click or something)

The config isn't weird for me, since I came from a split ergo keyboard already.... my hands were just closer together before.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: jwz
2003-10-13 03:20 pm (UTC)

new user pic?

(Reply) (Thread)