Category Archives: Typewriters
testing the usb typewriter
here it is – it sees to be working now, qwertyuiop
return works too, but o caps yet no caps yet
set touch o heavy ow o nnnow does tend to skip some letters
like the n at times space works UUUUUUUASDOESTHESHIFT
BUTnot together it sems seems MM MM CAPS
to sumarkie summariesummarize:some functions ork,
others need to be teaked.Suspect the code has a bug that ill
not allo caps lock and space bar function to work simultaneously,
but other than that it does work=+, although e seem to have
mapped a few characters to twhe wrong keys.
Oh yes, we have instaled this on an Olympia SM9 Deluxe.
We modified the installation instructions and installed a ne
cross member made of wood, hich holds the contact strip. I ill
post a photo ot two ith this. EOM
Getting close to the finish line here. Three days to go and I need 2100 more words to hit the magic number of 50,000. One problem – impossible to wrap it up that fast! More furious typing ahead. Have switched back to the ultimate typing speed machine, Hermes 3000 in order to up the production rate to the max.
NANOWRIMO = November novel writing. I’ve had no time to think about blogging since November 1st, as I have been busy every evening writing a novel. Of course I am typing it, and using lots of different machines. I have discovered that the larger typefaces scan to OCR with better results than 12 characters per inch. Sadly this means I had to stop typing in bed on my Hermes Rocket, since it has small type and the OCR results are rather poor. This novel is a continuation of last year’s, minus the deceased characters of course… This scene takes place in Delhi at a train station. Typed on a Smith Corona Classic 12 ($5 at church sale).
When my friend came to visit from California, I had to show him my typewriters. Then I forced him to write something, which he did. I then edited it for the blog. Then he forced me to watch the World Series. He now knows the difference between an Olivetti and an Olympia, I think… but I still can’t understand baseball. I have to admit it’s a lot more interesting if you drink a few beers though.