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Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-19-2011 06:34 Edit Quote

I've had a lot of mice. It used to be a ritual every six months to get a new one. The one that I have right now ain't so bad, but not that great. Of all of the mice that I've had, I've only mourned the passing of one.

Now, I'm very different with keyboards. No matter what keyboard I have, it is mine. I use it - and only it - and my hands get to know it intimately.

I will use someone else's keyboard on occassion when I have to, on his/her machine, but it feels funny. Unfamiliar and strange. Like temporarily wearing a brand new pair of boxers. I can, but it is weird.

Last night I pulled apart my keyboard and cleaned it like I have many times before over the years that I've had it. Cheap as it was, it served me very well. My fingertips familiar with every little knick and some keys custom worn to my touch. I plugged it in and it was fine.

I got up this morning only to find that it had died in its sleep.

I'm typing this with a new keyboard and it makes me feel kind of sleazy. Like I've moved on way too soon. I'm still mourning and here I am already molesting a new keyboard.

The keys are a little more shallow, Caps Lock is hard to feel with my pinky, and the dots on F & J are almost non-existant.


Tyberius Prime
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-19-2011 11:16 Edit Quote

I feel your pain bro.

Fortunatly, I invested some money into buying second hand ms natural keyboards...
so if this one were to die (let's hope not...), I'll be molesting its sister instead

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-19-2011 15:41 Edit Quote

Yeah cheap keyboards got really crappy in the last handful of years. Time for expensive ones, I'm afraid.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-20-2011 16:52 Edit Quote

I'm thinking of going wireless for the next keyboard and mouse. Yey, go me!

Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: The Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-20-2011 18:13 Edit Quote

*WebShaman hugs his Logitech G19*

Teh only way yer gonna get me keyboard is to pry it from me cold, dead fingers.


WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-27-2011 07:40 Edit Quote

I want to kick this keyboard in da nutz.
Might spare it a rack if I super dot the F & J.
Can't feel them dots for... crap.
Maybe just a smidge of black electrical tape will help.
Or maybe get some braille stickers and do the whole damn thing.

Spend some money and give it love.

Damn you, WS. How dare you have a keyboard that you adore!

I've thought about getting a lefty USB keyboard and a righty one.
Plug them both in and go to town.
That would so rock.

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