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Switching to Colemak

On Dec 23, 2016 I switched my keyboard layout to Colemak. Colemak is an alternative keyboard layout moving keys around with the intent of a more practical and improved ergonomic layout. 567 more words


On Switching to Colemak

There’s this thing many people will probably go their whole lives and never know about. A ton of alternative keyboard layouts exist other than the default “QWERTY” (named for the letters along the top row of the keyboard). 686 more words



In a moment of insanity, I decided to build and try out an ErgoDox keyboard. So far, it’s pretty good. I really dig the Zealios… 16 more words


Printed Colemak keyboard

Now I have a real Colemak keyboard.  How many years it has taken?

I used the key cap generator.
Parametric Cherry MX/Alps Keycap for Mechanical Keyboards… 143 more words

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Results after 100 days of Colemak: 100 WPM

While I was doing my Automattic trial, I came across information about using alternative keyboard layouts – Dvorak and Colemak. if you look at the distance your fingers travel to type the same words, QWERTY is much less efficient than Dvorak or Colemak. 453 more words


Embracing Colemak's caps lock as backspace

I used to joke that I was really fast at typing because I could hit the backspace and fix my mistakes really quickly. Backspace is an inefficient key, if you’re looking at distance travelled when typing. 567 more words


Switching to Colemak

Automattic has an abnormally high density of non-QWERTY typists. Matt types Dvorak and pretty vocally supports everyone taking the time to learn a layout that will help us be efficient and ergonomic. 696 more words