Kinesis keyboard--not working out for me
Well, the $400 Kinesis keyboard that I purchased 6 months ago isn't working out for me. While it did solve the pain I was having in my pinky (from all that Ctrl pressing), I'm getting new aches and pains in my forearms and thumbs. So I'm going to switch to the keyboard on my IBM laptop, which has the standard layout but is really well designed. The keys require little force to press (perhaps this was a factor?), and it offers you a choice of several mouse inputs--I'm using four: touchpad, trackpoint, left mouse, and right mouse.
The Kinesis isn't a complete waste however--every key is assignable to a macro, so I'm assigning a useful function to each of the keys. The ones I have so far are: move window to top monitor, move window to bottom monitor, open link in tab, open link in window, make window 640x480, make window 800x600, make window 1024x768. AutoHotKey has been supremely useful for these macros.