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Spring into Colemak

In a fit of enthusiasm for the challenge of learning something new, paired with the peer pressure of working in a company where all the cool kids* use use an alternate keyboard, (along with the allure of a future where I was able to type 100+ words a minute) I decided March 2015 would be the month I switched to Colemak. 500 more words

Switching to Colemak, 10 days in

Ten days ago, I decided to try and switch to the Colemak keyboard layout. At first, it was about as painful as you might imagine. I went from somewhere around 90wpm down to basically hunt and peck. 73 more words


Rwugchukd gy Cyifmae (Switching to Colemak)

After listening to Matt’s interview with Tim Ferris, I decided to give an alternate keyboard layout a shot. I’ve always been skeptical of the alternate layouts, especially after doing some research into it as part of my undergrad degree. 205 more words


Colemak adventure and getting moving again

In my previous “lives” my work always involve being up, about, jumping up and down, carrying things and a lot of standing up and walking. I have learned to use good body mechanics to avoid injury and minimize discomfort. 357 more words


Carnivore Linux Mint

First, I have to say that chocolate pretzel flavored Carnivor is delicious.  Also, that if your hand/wrist is a little wet and you get a tiny bit of fruit punch flavored Carnivor on yourself, you will do a double-take and think you cut yourself. 1,533 more words

Workout Log

Colemak, week 4

I have made much more progress than I anticipated in just 4 weeks. I now regularly type at 50-55 words per minute, and sometimes hit 65. 208 more words


On learning a new keyboard layout

I’m learning Colemak. It’s like your typical keyboard, but you switch the letters around. There are tons of other blogs out there that give a fuller history, but I will give you a brief one here: Because of the physical limitations of mechanical typewriters, the best layout of keys at the time was an inefficient, uncomfortable staggered layout where frequently-used keys were placed in hard-to-reach places. 573 more words