keyboards for coders

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WOW a 404 error!
added on the 2006-05-25 21:34:31 by kelsey kelsey
no its just a referer check
added on the 2006-05-25 22:41:16 by ttl ttl
hmm... :\

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added on the 2006-05-25 23:24:25 by bdk bdk
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the origin of the p^Hmouse
added on the 2006-05-26 14:10:49 by makc makc
I have a curious question - which crazy German ergonomist designed the keyboards with no Insert key and a double-sized Delete?
added on the 2006-05-29 13:48:39 by Gargaj Gargaj
Also good for the wrists: using a decent editor which saves on redundant tasks (i.e., not WordPad/VisualStudio).

Vim is great for this:

control-V: select/move/edit columns of text (array indices)

period: repeat last command (can be fairly complex)

regular expressions: make a huge number of small changes in a selection instantly

macros: perform incredibly tedious edits on one block of code, then repeat instantly on others

This has saved my wrists way more than any keyboard

added on the 2006-05-29 21:11:06 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
yeah, VS has the same stuff, but it requires a hell of a lot more wrist work to use it
and i'd like to see you select a block in VS...
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added on the 2006-05-29 21:18:23 by kelsey kelsey
I have the classic one from Cherry in black:

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added on the 2006-05-29 21:51:40 by jua jua
China anyone?

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added on the 2006-05-31 16:59:04 by bdk bdk
select a block in VS? Isn't that like Shift-Arrow down? Or is a Vim-block something other then a block of text?
added on the 2006-05-31 17:07:53 by ekoli ekoli
well.. any arrow key will do..
added on the 2006-05-31 17:10:10 by ekoli ekoli
the previous post, nr 1 404 , could not be found.

just so u know.
added on the 2006-05-31 18:55:55 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
i just posted in the wrong topic, FUCK ME BEAUTIFUL!
added on the 2006-05-31 18:56:33 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
My keyboard looks like this:
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I´m too dumb to learn all Cubase shortcuts ;)
added on the 2006-05-31 19:19:50 by Virgill Virgill
select a block: shift+arrow keys (or any other cursor movement).
select rectangular block: alt+shift+cursor movement.
regular expressions: ever seen the "Use/Regular Expressions" option in all VS find/replace etc. boxes?
macros: for the fancier stuff, you can write macros in code form. for simpler tasks, there's record temporary macro (ctrl+shift+r by default) and run temporary macro (ctrl+shift+p by default) which works pretty much exactly like vim macros.

in short: just because you don't know how to use the VS text editor properly, don't assume it's braindead.
added on the 2006-05-31 19:32:49 by ryg ryg
as long as nobody starts bad-mouthing emacs I will stay calm and under control.
added on the 2006-05-31 20:15:01 by Hyde Hyde
EMACS? You could start Photoshop, open up a new image, use the text tool and start writing code with it, do syntax-coloring by hand, then save it as jpeg and run some OCR software over it and then compile.
...that's about as good as using EMACS.
added on the 2006-05-31 20:22:58 by jua jua
Whatever the Keyboard and the Editor, what matters is the quality of the Code / Music / GFX / ...

For geeks and those who have a good memory: use this keyboard.

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For others this one:

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Hope we will get some review by sceners about those keyboard soon.

added on the 2006-05-31 21:28:40 by ep ep
anyone posted the Optimus keyboard already?
added on the 2006-05-31 23:48:21 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti