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by randomist
21 Feb 2017, 22:21
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Hardware Sound Mixer
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

It sounds like you want a control surface. These normally only control audio levels in DAWs, but there may be some software out there that they can interact with to control your windows mixer. No idea if Power Mixer works with the above suggestion, but it can at least map audio channels to keyboard ...
by randomist
21 Feb 2017, 21:50
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 67
Views: 18100

Believe what you want, frankly I don't care what you think of me. Devaluing an opinion because it conflicts with yours rather than just asking a few polite questions or discussing reasons is a pretty low tactic.
by randomist
21 Feb 2017, 21:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hello I'm new here, looking at getting a typewriter style keyboard.
Replies: 43
Views: 6991

The arrow keys I could definately dispense with or have on an Fn layer, but I like direct access to Del, Home, and End in the locations I'm used to. When I moved to notebooks for most of my work, I realized that for exampe with Del, using fn-bksp feels less disruptive than having to move my hands w...
by randomist
20 Feb 2017, 23:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [help] Getting a lasercut plate for a 60% board.
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

A general and quite rough rule of thumb for loaded geometries would be to allow 0.5 to 1 hole diameter to the edge of the work to avoid stress risers with a round hole. With a square hole the corners add stress concentrations, effectively making the geometry much weaker. If you don't apply any load ...
by randomist
20 Feb 2017, 23:25
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 67
Views: 18100

(that's a Charge Knife in the bike world if you know about these things). Im thankfully not into bikes (no place to stash them in :lol: ), but I get you - optimal is hard to define+achieve If it is not working out for you that's fine - and its good to hear that you tried many alternatives. For me t...
by randomist
20 Feb 2017, 22:03
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 67
Views: 18100

I appreciate that, BUT this is the ONLY pointing device that I have found to be this bad, and I'd say I've used it for long enough to know its not for me anyway. Other pointing devices that took much less time for me to be comfortble with: Ball mouse Optical (inc. laser) mouse Trackball Pointer navi...
by randomist
20 Feb 2017, 20:46
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 67
Views: 18100

Why so abrasive? where did two minutes come from? I never said this was an isolated occassion. The guy was my supervisor for years, hence multiple mathematical models. The fact that there was a negative opinion concerning your precious roller mouse really bothers you that much? I play both guitar an...
by randomist
20 Feb 2017, 20:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hello I'm new here, looking at getting a typewriter style keyboard.
Replies: 43
Views: 6991

The numpad I only find useful occassionally when I have a lot of number entry to do at once. Even when writing numerical simulations I've found that getting the mouse closer to my left hand outweighs the numpad's usefulness because its just more comfortable. The arrow keys I could definately dispens...
by randomist
20 Feb 2017, 10:50
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 67
Views: 18100

My former supervisor had one of those (Pro 2 I think) for medical reaons. He asked me to navigate to some mathematical model or other I was working on on my thumb drive. The moment I touched the "mouse" the cursor had a mind of its own... I had to give up and just tell him which folders to open. Re...
by randomist
20 Feb 2017, 02:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Great Switch Debate
Replies: 99
Views: 6970

Best in my personal opinion? No idea, I'd have to try them all first. So far Cherry MX are on top, with different colours for different purposes. Rubber dome are at the bottom of the pile, even Topre didn't feel that great to me, though I didn't get much of a try on them. From what I remember buckli...
by randomist
20 Feb 2017, 02:06
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 67
Views: 18100

My former supervisor had one of those (Pro 2 I think) for medical reaons. He asked me to navigate to some mathematical model or other I was working on on my thumb drive. The moment I touched the "mouse" the cursor had a mind of its own... I had to give up and just tell him which folders to open.
by randomist
20 Feb 2017, 01:54
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?
Replies: 179
Views: 40376

My hand also sits higher in general with my Rival, though, and in a direct comparison it does feel smaller than my Naos, the heel of my hand trails a lot more with the Rival because my hand is sort of tented over it. The widest point of the Naos is where the finger supports are, which i do grip on. ...
by randomist
20 Feb 2017, 00:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hello I'm new here, looking at getting a typewriter style keyboard.
Replies: 43
Views: 6991

My priority would be to get the decent keyboard and wait for the keycaps if that makes it more manageable. It's less of an outlay overall if you can wait a while for the look you want. There are cheaper mech boards that might fit the bill too, without sacrificing too much quality. You could look at ...
by randomist
19 Feb 2017, 23:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hello I'm new here, looking at getting a typewriter style keyboard.
Replies: 43
Views: 6991

The look is easy, there are plenty of keycap sets around, especially if you're using an ANSI layout. The exact keycap set that is used on that board is available on ebay, but there are also much better sets with a similar look. They will work on most MX compatible keyboards, including those Cooler M...
by randomist
19 Feb 2017, 09:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hello I'm new here, looking at getting a typewriter style keyboard.
Replies: 43
Views: 6991

You'd be better off getter something like a Ducky or Filco and switching the key caps to some you like the look of. That Azio is just a generic board with a key cap set and what looks like a poor solution for height adjustment. The same one is also sold under the Nanoxia brand. The exact same keycap...
by randomist
18 Feb 2017, 00:47
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: IBM 96F9275 rollerball mouse
Replies: 29
Views: 4598

These old rollerball mice are all very interesting, but are there any modern mice with optical tracking and maybe better ergonomics than these frankly awful ball options that have this aesthetic? I just remember sitting down and having to clean the bloody things out pretty much constantly to make th...
by randomist
17 Feb 2017, 22:38
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?
Replies: 179
Views: 40376

I have an optical Mionix Naos and I don't know if they've changed the finish since I got mine, but mine is really grippy. The shape is unusual, but I actually wish they'd gone further with the finger supports on the side. I also have a Steel Series Rival on my ITX box which I kind of like. It isn't ...
by randomist
17 Feb 2017, 20:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboardco experiences?
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Ive dealt with keyboardco twice and had no issues. I never needed customer service, so can't comment on that side of things.

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