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    New Computer Goodies

    After many years of use, my trusty Dell keyboard is getting old and very dirty. It has been a good keyboard but it is time to retire this one. So I just ordered a new, shiny keyboard. A Tecware Phantom with mechanical switches and back lit so I can type in the dark.

    Wheeeee!

    Also 32 Gb of memory so I can use virtual machines with my system. Did I mention my keyboard lights up in the dark? I got a model with no number pad which I rarely use and which just eats up desktop space. And it has LEDS that light up in the dark! Since I spend a large part of my life on a damned keyboard, I am very excited to have a shiny new clicky key, back lit toy keyboard like all the cool gamer kids.

    This is almost like Christmas.
    Cheerful Charlie

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    Keyboard heaven is an updated version of the Northgate Omnikey/Ultra. AFIAK none exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerful Charlie View Post
    After many years of use, my trusty Dell keyboard is getting old and very dirty. It has been a good keyboard but it is time to retire this one. So I just ordered a new, shiny keyboard. A Tecware Phantom with mechanical switches and back lit so I can type in the dark.

    Wheeeee!

    Also 32 Gb of memory so I can use virtual machines with my system. Did I mention my keyboard lights up in the dark? I got a model with no number pad which I rarely use and which just eats up desktop space. And it has LEDS that light up in the dark! Since I spend a large part of my life on a damned keyboard, I am very excited to have a shiny new clicky key, back lit toy keyboard like all the cool gamer kids.

    This is almost like Christmas.
    My lit keyboard died a year or so ago. I am so handicapped in low light now... never realized how much I rely on quick glances at the keyboard until recently.

    I had an old Gateway 2000 system in the 90's. The keyboard it came with was called "the Anykey". This was before "press any key to continue" was even a popular thing. It literally had an "Any Key" on it. Like, you could actually press the "any key". The keyboard was programmable and I remember using the heck out of the built-in macro capability for entering Doom cheat codes. "No Clipping!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerful Charlie View Post
    After many years of use, my trusty Dell keyboard is getting old and very dirty. It has been a good keyboard but it is time to retire this one. So I just ordered a new, shiny keyboard. A Tecware Phantom with mechanical switches and back lit so I can type in the dark.

    Wheeeee!

    Also 32 Gb of memory so I can use virtual machines with my system. Did I mention my keyboard lights up in the dark? I got a model with no number pad which I rarely use and which just eats up desktop space. And it has LEDS that light up in the dark! Since I spend a large part of my life on a damned keyboard, I am very excited to have a shiny new clicky key, back lit toy keyboard like all the cool gamer kids.

    This is almost like Christmas.
    My lit keyboard died a year or so ago. I am so handicapped in low light now... never realized how much I rely on quick glances at the keyboard until recently.

    I had an old Gateway 2000 system in the 90's. The keyboard it came with was called "the Anykey". This was before "press any key to continue" was even a popular thing. It literally had an "Any Key" on it. Like, you could actually press the "any key". The keyboard was programmable and I remember using the heck out of the built-in macro capability for entering Doom cheat codes. "No Clipping!"
    IDISIPIP?

    *goes online*

    Crap! idspispopd

    Get off my case, I haven't played it in like decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerful Charlie View Post
    After many years of use, my trusty Dell keyboard is getting old and very dirty. It has been a good keyboard but it is time to retire this one. So I just ordered a new, shiny keyboard. A Tecware Phantom with mechanical switches and back lit so I can type in the dark.

    Wheeeee!

    Also 32 Gb of memory so I can use virtual machines with my system. Did I mention my keyboard lights up in the dark? I got a model with no number pad which I rarely use and which just eats up desktop space. And it has LEDS that light up in the dark! Since I spend a large part of my life on a damned keyboard, I am very excited to have a shiny new clicky key, back lit toy keyboard like all the cool gamer kids.

    This is almost like Christmas.
    Oh goodness.. a keyboard without a keypad to me is a airplane with no wing(s). My new (-ish now) laptop has a backlit keyboard. I had never had one before. It is nice in low light conditions. I'm usually pretty good, but it helps. I don't like that it is green... green?! I guess that means it is a gaming thing.

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    Keyboard didn't work on big machine. Traded out with KB on old big machine and both KBs worked. Probably a problem with one USB port on Big machine.

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    Got my new shiny keyboard. It is very "clicky". Noisy even, but it types very well. I like the colorful light up in the dark LEDs. No number pad means I have more room on the desk. The only bad part is that it has extra software drivers that are Windows only. No love for Linux here! What a nice toy!
    Cheerful Charlie

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