[ale] Today I put the keys back in order
Richard at Bronosky.com
Sat Aug 1 01:03:47 EDT 2009
That looks brilliant. This just reinforces my belief that all computer
games should be bootable so it doesn't matter what OS you run.
On 7/31/09, Charles Shapiro <hooterpincher at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ooh! At least you'll become expert at *typing of the Dead* (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Typing_of_the_Dead ) Available only on
> winders, alas.
> -- CHS
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 9:06 AM, Jeff Lightner <jlightner at water.com> wrote:
>> Back in the dawn of time (a/k/a my high school years) I ended up with a
>> free period so chose typing just for the hell of it. (Back then they
>> were actual typewriters. The only keyboards for computers were on
>> keypunch machines and I didn't see one of those until college.) I was
>> horrible at it and only did about 30 WPM by the end of the semester.
>> However, once I started working on PCs (actual IBM PCs mind you as well
>> as an Adam at home) the typing put me ahead of many others and these
>> days I type rather rapidly. Amazing what 20+ years of practice does for
>> What I've noticed though is more and more I do weird things like add "d"
>> to the end of words that end in "e" (as if they were all past tensed
>> er... tense) and also have a tendency to type the first word that fits
>> the sound such as "their" when I mean "there" or "to" when I mean "two".
>> What aggravates me is the grammar checkers will let that kind of stuff
>> through with no complaint but then try to force me to change sentences
>> with perfectly good syntax.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
>> Richard Bronosky
>> Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 8:28 AM
>> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts - Yes! We run Linux!
>> Subject: [ale] Today I put the keys back in order
>> After typing incorrectly for 25 years I finally got serious about
>> touch typing. I took my favorite orthopedic keyboard (from datadesk)
>> and sanded the ink off of the keys. It was the most miserable 2 weeks
>> of my career, but I learned very quickly. In the following years I
>> noticed that my performance on company issued laptops was terrible. I
>> switch to a regular keyboard (which I also sanded) at my desk and
>> found that I still had my speed. (I also found that I wasn't nearly as
>> uncomfortable since learning to type correctly, so I've kept it.) The
>> problem was the temptation to look at the keys on the laptop. I
>> couldn't fight it. I couldn't sand them. I tried stickers, then
>> white-out, but they failed. The solution was to pull the keys off,
>> scramble them and pop then back on. You just have to make sure you
>> transpose the F and J keys because of the nubs. I did that for a year
>> and think I'm ready to try the temptress again. I'd suggest this
>> exercise to anytone you know who REALLY wants to be an elite hacker.
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