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There be gold in them there hills

8 comments, 2034 views, posted 4:50 pm 19/09/2016 in Irritating n00b Babble by Edorph
Edorph has 3011 posts, 496 threads, 9 points
God

I've developed an addiction to the "TrackPoint" mouse, the little nibble in the middle of the keyboard that everybody hates. The problem is, once you get accustomed to using one, nothing beats it. So now you've a shortage of keyboards to choose from, nevermind laptops!

Anyway, when moving some old servers up to the electronics recycling room, a colleague and I did a bit of dumpster diving, and wham, I struck gold! A full size Thinkpad keyboard! Dirty and hideous, but functioning. With a bit of soap and scrubbing, it was as good as new.

Drying it with a hair dryer..

And there, welcome to the family. They've changed quite a bit over the years, my favourite is still the one in the middle (Thinkpad Travel keyboard). The smallest one is the only one they still manufacture.

The Escape key placement is an issue, but I mapped F1 to Escape, so it works out.

How's that for irritating noob babble...

Extra Points Given by:

Flee (25), superuser (10), Weedenski (10), mynameis (10), REALITY (25), elsels (5), tricpe (10), pachi99 (15)

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5:01 pm 19/09/2016

Flee

Its OK, you can call it the "nipple". I am a BIG fan of the nipple. Mostly because the trackpads and my fingers don't get along. My finger ends up skipping across the pad, which causes dbl clicks, etc. Cant stand trackpads.

FREE THE NIPPLE!

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5:01 pm 19/09/2016

Flee

Quote by Edorph:
but I mapped F1 to Escape, so it works out.


Now how are you going to bring up help pages?!?!?!?!

3
5:02 pm 19/09/2016

Edorph

I MAPPED CAPS LOCK TO F1 SO IT'S MOSTLY OK NOW.

2
5:03 pm 19/09/2016

Flee

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5:21 pm 19/09/2016

Weedenski

It's amazing what people throw away. I've pulled some brand new stuff out of the trash and just laughed my ass off.

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6:21 pm 19/09/2016

superuser

Quote by Weedenski:
It's amazing what people throw away. I've pulled some brand new stuff out of the trash and just laughed my ass off.

I remember when i lived in Japan i was amazed by the electronic stuff that Japanese throw away, most of it only a couple of years old...

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6:22 pm 19/09/2016

Flee

We throw out very little electronics here. There is extra tax on disposal of PCs/etc, so our MIS team puts the stuff in the halls for people to pick through and take home.

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7:19 pm 20/09/2016

pachi99

Thinkpad Travel keyboard
Is uncomfortable very small the we used as a tester for puplet of puppy linux in Spanish that developed and continues to develop the community, I think we are still the only community in Spanish that develops its own puppy linux, use much these would buy laptop Thinkpad old and broken and between components to recycle notebook.







http://www.puppylinuxjosejp2424.com/?view=classichttp://www.puppylinuxjosejp2424.com/?view=classic
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=100597
https://github.com/Woofshahenzup/Pupjibaro
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=95558
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=94954

This is the latest release
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=94789

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