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Category: i-tech

08/06/11 10:24 - ID#54877

Keyboards

I am always looking for quieter keyboards that don't sound like the train is rattling through my flat as I type. I type a lot and keyboard rackets really bother me. So I recently bought this unbranded chiclet-keys-type keyboard:
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I reviewed it on Amazon. In short, I like how the keyboard feels and sounds (not quiet but tolerable). But I mistype on this keyboard often because the spacing is somewhat non-standard.

I tried out this Azio keyboard and hated it.
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The noise factor was okay but the keyboard was too hard to type on and fatiguing. Plus it was glossy and retained fingerprints.

Then I got this logitech K120 yesterday.
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It is just a classic keyboard with well spaced out keys so that mistakes are minimum and you get everthing right at the very first type. But it is not quiet as they say. Its not quiet at all. All the clackety clatter is very much there. I think it has got noisier from yesterday. That is exactly what happened to my earlier M$shit keyboard. The racket steadily increased over the years till I had to drown the sound out with heavy metal or full orchestras. Chopin was completely out of the question. I am afraid this keyboard might be headed the same way.

I am pretty torn. Do I care more about precision or do I care more about the sound. Or should I just hold on to the noisier but more precise keyboard and just suffer through the noise?
Both keyboards are a pleasure to type on though. They hardly require any effort. Both are not entirely quiet but I prefer the sound of the chiclet keyboard rather than the clackety noise of the logitech k120 (I wonder what the people who think this is quiet were smoking!).

For now, I have two of the unbranded silky chiclet keyboards and the classic logitech k120. I returned the Azio. I think I am holding on to the chiclet keyboard but I am not sure what to do with the logitech keyboard yet. I am typing on it now, hardly making any mistakes but I am not liking the noise at all.

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Category: the odes

08/05/11 09:45 - ID#54873

Mayor abducted by aliens...

Multiple eyewitness accounts confirm that the beam-me-up-scotty-mobile was spotted hovering menacingly over his office just after nightfall.

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The hostile mothership was last seen speeding over the Erie lake towards the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.
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Category: the odes

08/05/11 09:12 - ID#54872

Cue "The X-Files" tune!

I am having way too much fun with this blimp.

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The truth is OUT THERE!


It's some vodka called Hangar One and it's on a multi-city tour. Today was its Buffalo day. Seems like you will get a chance to see it eerily floating over Erie tomorrow as well as Sunday.
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Category: the odes

08/05/11 08:59 - ID#54871 pmobl

UFO over city hall!!

Probably the shot that will make the alternative freaky tabloids alongside how the dingo ate the baby.

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Category: the odes

08/05/11 08:47 - ID#54870 pmobl

They lighted the blimp.

I am fascinated.

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Category: linux

08/05/11 08:39 - ID#54869

Netinstall debian with XFCE

With my continuing troubles and hiccups with Gnome 3 on Fedora 15, I am sorely tempted to migrate to this:
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(From omnsproject blog: )

Clean and minimalist netinstall Debian with XFCE 4.8 featuring transparencies that work, highly non-technical customizable menus that can be shifted easily to the right side and most importantly, no unexplained freeze-ups and cursor changes right in the middle of a coding session which force me to reboot either RStudio or the system altogether. *sigh*

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Category: the odes

08/05/11 07:40 - ID#54868

Round and Round

...went this vodka blimp all day long.
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Though I am guessing downtown Buffalo does pretty well on its own without this reminder on a Friday evening.
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Category: e:strip

08/03/11 10:25 - ID#54853

Keithsayer. Take 2.

I have to admit, these are my favourite pics from last week (e:tinypliny,54816) Unfortunately, they got cropped in the earlier post. So I extracted them from the phone SD card. They are so awesome, they needed to be out here at higher resolution!
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Seriously, what is with that conspiracy-theory look? I dug this pic up to see if you really had a big nose as you claimed.
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You don't. Most people in that sample frame have as big or even bigger noses than you do.

Well... except for that girl who is sitting on the grass. She really does have a rather compact nose.

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Category: linux

08/01/11 11:35 - ID#54843 pmobl

My pretty Linux box

This is what I see 50% of the time I start Skype with Fedora 15. :/ I have no option but to do an ungraceful hard reboot.

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Category: linux

08/01/11 08:20 - ID#54842

How do I get rid of the titlebar in Gnome 3?

When the title of the program is on the never-disappearing top panel and the title bar just has an [X] on it (that I seldom use), why do I even need a title bar? I have keyboard shortcuts for everything, there is no point in having a title bar anymore.
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So the question is how do I get rid of all titlebars in Gnome 3? I want everything to be like Chrome - lean, minimal, without a title bar and only displaying content.
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