[olug] OT: Learning Colemak
wolfout101 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 14:55:48 UTC 2014
I use the Natural Multimedia Keyboard at home and the 4000 at work. Has
prevented me from having to have surgery. Takes about 1 day to get used to
them... this is the ONLY thing I love from MS. 8)
On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 8:26 AM, Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T <jeffh at dundeemt.com>wrote:
> too many years touch typing for me to want to switch. I'm a big fan of
> natural keyboard pro (if you can still find them) and the more available
> natural ergonomic 4000. Both have the home/end key section in a horizontal
> position. (don't care for them in a vertical arrangement) Positioned high
> in the front, low in the back.
> (knock on wood) Have been able to avoid carpal type problems.
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 5:38 AM, unfy <olug at unfy.org> wrote:
> > Decided that I'll be turning 40 in a couple years and that I'd like to be
> > gentle on my hands as I continue to code / type etc.
> > As part of those goals, decided to pick up the Colemak keyboard layout.
> > ZXCV being in the same spot as Qwerty is a big selling point for the
> > common computer shortcuts that they are.
> > Typing test starting out with: 99 WPM Qwerty, 6 WPM Colemak (having never
> > typed Colemak before).
> > So far it's been interesting. I'm learning Colemak 'on the side' (do
> > typing lessons, then go back to Qwerty to work... etc... trying to get
> > about 10-15min of Colemak typing in an hour while here at work).
> > ---------------------------------
> > As far as those wondering about my linux reviews I have kind of corned
> > myself into doing - waiting on being able to get an acceptable video card
> > into the nForce 630i system before doing the opinion pieces. Dealing
> > broken HDMI video out (not talking about audio either) is not something I
> > wanna deal with while fiddling with review stuffs. Prolly should also
> > up a plan / list of "points" to test to make it kind of standardized
> > testing.
> > -Will
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