[SATLUG] <sniffle> Time to retire my old faithful IBM tickety-tickety keyboard

herb cee hc at lookcee.com
Thu Jul 3 15:51:27 CDT 2008


Charles Hogan wrote:
> herb cee wrote:
>> Thomas Cameron wrote:
>>> Well, I have finally reached the point where only of my four desktop
>>> machines has a PS/2 port.  I have been muddling along without a KVM
>>> switch and using only ssh and remote X, but now I need to stand up an
>>> Exchange 2007 server to test something for a customer, and I really 
>>> need
>>> an actual keyboard and mouse to do the installation.
>>>
>>> I've had this keyboard since about 1995, and it was old then.  I *love*
>>> the positive touch and the tickety-tickety sound this thing makes.
>>>
>>> So I guess it's time to go to Fry's and find a good USB keyboard.
>>> $DEITY, what a pain in the butt.  All the new keyboards seem to be
>>> loaded down with all sorts of extra Windows keys, and I hate 'em.  I
>>> guess I'll just have to adapt, but I'm getting old enough that I don't
>>> like doing that.
>>>
>>> Anyone have any recommendations for a USB KVM?  I have four machines on
>>> my desk and dual monitors.  I don't imagine that I can find a KVM for
>>> dual monitors, but what about a KVM for USB machines?  Is there such a
>>> beast?
>>>
>>>   
>> Yep, I near cried when my old clicky finally broke few yrs ago tried 
>> and tossed 3 other KBs and found auction on ebay for 4 of them brand 
>> new so i bought them for like $6ea I still have two spares since I 
>> only use 2 KBs. I not sharing either neener neener. Get one of those 
>> adapters and live happily ever after....
>> herb
>
> I don't have an old IBM keyboard, but I've got one of the first 
> Digital keyboards that was PS2.  It's more than showing it's age, but 
> I don't look forward to the day when I have to give it the farewell.  
> I pull it apart every couple of years or so to give it a good cleaning.
>
> Charles

HEHEHEHE I guess we can just keep on keeping on, hell I thought the 
entire sham would just fold up when i retired 12yrs ago but .... was 
just ego-inflated vision ... keep making it harder to say "back in the 
good ol days".
herb



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