@Dennis- I use x2x for the situation you are in. One keyboard, one mouse, many computers. Or, if you need windows/mac support, http://synergy-foss.org/
@esr- anything I can do to improve your productivity is a win for the universe.
I find these useful, too. Find the right row by feel, detect when you are off-kilter (for example, about to miss the backspace key or enter), AND learn braille along the way:http://www.hooleon.com/collections/keyboards-braille
I think of these stickers as massage points for the fingertips.
It bothers me very much that devices used to be designed to maximize comfort and productivity, and that keyboard design, in particular has gone backwards towards "chicklet keys", a-la what the mac universe has foisted on us. They look good, but feel terrible.
The trend towards touchscreens on tablets that don't even have an esc key makes me mildly nuts. The addon keyboard to the android based asus transformer is a lovely looking
add-on, until you try to use it for anything over ssh or for word processing.
Typing well - is a valuable skill - and putting artificial barriers like crappy keyboards by default - on even the best of laptops and other sorts of systems - really bugs. I do realize that keyboards are a high matter of "taste" but what you find in stores nowadays is pathetic.
Anyway... despite my fondness for the ubicomp keyboards, I wish that there was a split spacebar one like the one BTC used to make. Directly under a thumb was a useful place to put backspace... and I personally have no use for a numeric keypad and (of course) remap the capslock key to esc....
While I'm ranting... recently I went into a store (with eric) and asked for a monitor that could "run emacs" - while I did that to be funny, what I'd wanted was a portrait mode display that actually looked good and could display a full page of text vertically. The one they had that could twist that way fringed...
I had also wanted a graphic card with no fan, a SD card that was fastest possible, an arm chip with the ethernet not on the usb bus, and a wireless router that didn't suck.
I guess the only way, in the age of "big data", I can convince the universe to make stuff I like is to stop using adblock, I guess.