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On learning to type

Of all the subjects I took in school, none were so useful as typing, which I took in the ninth grade. My taking it was actually a happy accident: our school had both an academic and a technical track, and had I taken technical drawing as I’d intended I would have wound up in a class with the students taking the latter, with the result that I would have had, let us say, less experienced and less able teachers for key subjects such as Science and Maths. 373 more words

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Colemak in AntiX 15

If you, like me, have been looking for a light-weight Linux distro to tinker with in your spare time or use to learn some new IT skills, you may want to check out AntiX 15. 412 more words


Your keyboard & You... QWERTY is no picnic

Sometimes I think to myself, how much of a nerd could one person be to talk about keyboard layouts. Well, let’s face it. I’m a nerd. 1,034 more words

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A year of Colemak

I first came to know about Colemak while reading Josh Kaufman’s inspirational book “The First 20 hours” so about a year ago a decided to take up touch typing in Colemak. 507 more words


Colemak: 0 to 40 WPM in 40 Hours

On April 1st my first child was born and I started a wonderful month of paternity leave. Holding a sleeping infant leaves you with lots of sleepy hours where its (sometimes) possible to do repetitive tasks, so I decided to follow the 10% of my… 1,020 more words


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