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gingerjedi
14th September 2007, 12:35
From my experience they are, and I really struggle to use the dam things.:tantrum:

BoredBloke
14th September 2007, 12:38
my problem is that I have yet to find a keyboard which suits my 2 finger typing style - ergonomic or otherwise.

VectraMan
14th September 2007, 12:39
I used one for years, but the last 2 years I've been a contractor I haven't bothered.

Handy for stopping other people using your PC.:D

DBA_bloke
14th September 2007, 12:43
... and as for those car seat covers made of hard, uncomfortable beads, the mind boggles®

BoredBloke
14th September 2007, 12:43
they still look spazzy though

n5gooner
14th September 2007, 12:44
they still look spazzy though

keyboards, car seat covers or both ?

Lucy
14th September 2007, 12:45
my problem is that I have yet to find a keyboard which suits my 2 finger typing style - ergonomic or otherwise.

You could invent the first two key keyboard:

A-L M-Z

Next!

BoredBloke
14th September 2007, 12:48
well it was directed at the keyboard people, but those who have those stupid car seat covers can be covered by this term also. Oh and the chav I saw riding his bike in leeds the other day. A car beeped him and he peddled like a b@stard to catch it but couldn't. Pi5s funny to watch though as the driver seemed to be slowing down to keep him chasing him and then speeding up when he got close.

gingerjedi
14th September 2007, 12:51
I usually find the same people also have a trackball, footrest, orthopaedic chair and just about any other 'special' equipment that they can squeeze out of the company on health and safety grounds whether they need it or not.

They're also the same people who create some sort of weird macro that only they understand and then expect me to tell them what they have done wrong when it goes tits up.:mad

DBA_bloke
14th September 2007, 12:53
Seen one of those laser keyboards? I knew a Sys Admin who heroically froze a Production server when he plugged one in... hilarious, though not for him.

VectraMan
14th September 2007, 12:55
I used to work with a smelly French person (not being racist, she really was), and she'd set the keyboard into French mode, which has Q and A reversed amongst other things.

I also use my mouse with my left hand. That confuses people.

BoredBloke
14th September 2007, 12:58
"They're also the same people who create some sort of weird macro that only they understand and then expect me to tell them what they have done wrong when it goes tits up."

Oh you mean me then!

I use a real mouse that confuses the feck out of everybody - not least the mouse. Doesn't seem to do much when I click either of his ears. I know it's a he as I use him as a pointer in presentations.

Muttley08
14th September 2007, 13:00
From my experience they are, and I really struggle to use the dam things.:tantrum:

Agreed - trying to show us how clever they are by having a freaky keyboard.

Churchill
14th September 2007, 13:03
From my experience they are, and I really struggle to use the dam things.:tantrum:

No, they're "Special"...

We've got one her who has the ergo keyboard and a kneely chair. He's very ******** "Special" indeed!

Anyway, the fecker is leaving so good riddance...

NickFitz
14th September 2007, 13:05
A few years ago, interviewing at BBC News Online (as it then was), they sat me at a machine with an ergonomic keyboard for a coding test. Confused the heck out of me, trying to get this exercise done in 10 minutes with all the keys scattered about the desk, as it felt.

Got the gig and mentioned to them the hassle it had given me; they said "Yeah, maybe we shouldn't sit people at that one; we'd never really thought about it before." :spank:

DBA_bloke
14th September 2007, 13:19
Does anyone sell computer mice with real mouse pelts glued on? Just an idle, but potentially interesting, post-lunch musing.

BoredBloke
14th September 2007, 13:21
No but I can do you a plastic mouse with real mouse bits inside......Oh hang on, I could combine the two there

NickFitz
14th September 2007, 13:25
Does anyone sell computer mice with real mouse pelts glued on? Just an idle, but potentially interesting, post-lunch musing.

Dunno, but here are instructions on making your own... (http://www.instructables.com/id/EM1O9XJF0YPF7M5/) :sick

DBA_bloke
14th September 2007, 13:28
Dunno, but here are instructions on making your own... (http://www.instructables.com/id/EM1O9XJF0YPF7M5/) :sick

Thanks! Pet shop, here I come!

BoredBloke
14th September 2007, 13:33
My brother was once employed in Ireland to give basic computer lessons. On guy on the course complained that his mouse was hard to use. He had it upside down and was trying to use it like a trackball

DBA_bloke
14th September 2007, 14:15
My brother was once employed in Ireland to give basic computer lessons. On guy on the course complained that his mouse was hard to use. He had it upside down and was trying to use it like a trackball

Best mouse gag: Scottie's use of one in Star Trek: The Voyage Home.

NoddY
14th September 2007, 14:30
Yes, people with ergonomic keyboards are cnuts, just as people with one handed keyboards are w*****$.

BoredBloke
14th September 2007, 14:32
Does that include those with only one hand?

DBA_bloke
14th September 2007, 14:32
Does that include those with only one hand?

... and as for those showoffs that do it with a straw...

BoredBloke
14th September 2007, 14:43
lol

My wife works in a 'special' school and my son almost pi55ed himself when she told him how one of the kids types with his head. She had to explain that they have a screen which he presses with his head at the right moment.


jkmhk,mlca - there you go I just tried it on my laptop. Lets see how the spell checker does.

alreadypacked
14th September 2007, 14:44
I have been using a German keybord for the last 5 years, still getting used to UK layout again. :bang:

DBA_bloke
14th September 2007, 15:13
I have been using a German keybord for the last 5 years, still getting used to UK layout again. :bang:

Is it an Enigma machine? That'd explain the 5-year learning curve.

DBA_bloke
14th September 2007, 15:56
Bit of a bitch for the touch typist...

http://www.nsa.gov/gallery/photo/photo00005.jpg

How did the P migrate down there?

I bet that misplaced "P" cost them the war!

gingerjedi
28th September 2007, 12:21
I know I've brought this thread back from the dead but I've just visited a user who has one of these:

http://www.maltron.com/maltron-kbd-dual.html

and one of these:

http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/roller_mouse.htm

The freak!!:freaky:

FCSimmo
28th September 2007, 12:45
I know I've brought this thread back from the dead but I've just visited a user who has one of these:

http://www.maltron.com/maltron-kbd-dual.html

and one of these:

http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/roller_mouse.htm

The freak!!:freaky:

Is his name Patrick by any chance?

Clippy
28th September 2007, 12:50
I know I've brought this thread back from the dead but I've just visited a user who has one of these:

http://www.maltron.com/maltron-kbd-dual.html

and one of these:

http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/roller_mouse.htm

The freak!!:freaky:

WTF - Is his name Stephen Hawking?

King Cnvt
28th September 2007, 13:25
I know I've brought this thread back from the dead but I've just visited a user who has one of these:

http://www.maltron.com/maltron-kbd-dual.html

and one of these:

http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/roller_mouse.htm

The freak!!:freaky:

Is his name Craig? I worked with a Craig who could only use a Maltron and a funny big roller-ball mouse thing due to problems with his hands and wrists.

Malingering BA
28th September 2007, 13:26
I know I've brought this thread back from the dead but I've just visited a user who has one of these:

http://www.maltron.com/maltron-kbd-dual.html

and one of these:

http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/roller_mouse.htm

The freak!!:freaky:
I'd've been impressed if he used an Enigma machine as his keyboard.

wendigo100
28th September 2007, 14:33
I'd've been impressed if he used an Enigma machine as his keyboard.That's a hobby of threaded's.