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Meme // prospective geektoy purchases
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Meme: Find the 42nd entry in your journal. Then take the 4th word of that entry, and then the second letter of that word. Then convert that letter to a number in accordance to where it is in the alphabet, ie. a=1, b=2 ... z=26. Then pick up the nearest DVD to you, and play it until the counter on your DVD player reads that many minutes. Then count the number of words that are said in the following minute. Arrange your books by ISBN, backwards. Then pick out the one in the position equal to the number of words you just counted. Count the number of letters in the title and turn to that page. Then count the number of words in the title, and take that numbered sentence on the page you just turned to. Then forget about this and make whatever entry you were just about to make anyway.

So, I'm thinking about buying a new geektoy. Only I'm not entirely certain what I want to buy. The two things that I'm considering are either a digital camera, or a nice keyboard -- ergonomic, lots of buttons, etc, etc.

Advantages of the digital camera:

I don't actually have a camera of any description at the moment. Unless you count the craptastic webcam
It's cooler
I get to show you all what my new appartment is like

Advantage of the keyboard:

Probably more useful in the long run
My wrists would thank me
Less danger of it getting put to one side and not used for months at a time
Cheaper

So, naturally, I come to LiveJournal for counsel. And I do not doubt that you will say both yes, no, maybe and ask another community.

Poll #287038 geek toys

Which should I get?

Keyboard
16(48.5%)
Camera
17(51.5%)


Further advice, third options, petitions to get both or neither, specific models or brands to get or avoid, and cries of "mongoose!" are all welcome in comments.

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A camera would be nice, but a decent keyboard makes such a big difference to your everyday computer use. My vote is the keyboard. Probably a good cherry keyboard.

A camera would be nice, but a decent keyboard makes such a big difference to your everyday computer use. My vote is the keyboard.

*nods* Seconded.

Probably a good cherry keyboard.

I used to like Cherry as well back when all keyboard were simply "normal", but I don't know what they're like these days now that ergonomic keyboards are en vogue.

As for cameras, I haven't a clue myself, but my brother-in-law recommended the Kodak EasyShare DX6490, and the reviews I read sounded good as well. May be a bit too advanced, though.

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