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Sunday, December 22nd, 2002
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Did my christmas shopping, helped get a tree. Worked on my dvorak (I switched to it as my main input method a few days ago). By the time I go back to school, I should be the king of typing.

One year ago today, I was in the emergency room learning that I had a pilonidal cyst. So today, I enjoy my health!
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[User Picture]From: the_chuck
2002-12-22 06:33 pm (UTC)
i tried to learn dvorak, but got fed up when i couldn't type at all. i'll stick to my qwertyness.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2002-12-22 07:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I tried switching once before, and it didn't last long. I did practice a lot over the summer though. I'm still not as fast as I was with qwerty, but eventually I think I should surpass that.
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From: xdt
2002-12-23 05:38 am (UTC)
I've been told that using a Dvorak layout keyboard is the easiest and most effective way to keep people from screwing with your computer. :)

One look: "Hey! Wtf! That's not how the keyboard should go! OH NO!" And then they explode.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2003-01-02 11:34 am (UTC)
Heh. Fall 2001, I had the keycaps on my DEC keyboard arranged in dvorak but they still typed qwerty keys. Double the confusion :)
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[User Picture]From: bitman
2002-12-26 12:26 am (UTC)
The only way to learn dvorak is to stick to it for about a month. Only then may you return to the dark realm of qwerty. Just make sure you don't have to do any serious typing during that month. Stick with it, you'll love it.

As I always say, dvorak isn't necessarily faster than qwerty, but it's so much more comfy. For instance, phrases like "this is a test" can be done entirely on the home row. :D

I've gotten good practice at configuring school computers for dvorak in about 20 seconds. It's so worth it.

Have you tried dvoraking with vim yet? I remapped keys so that movement is still under the right hand and "s" (or "S") act like ":". Then "d" got remapped to "j" (for "junk") and "s" search moved up one key to "l" (also right next to "/", which is convenient). Other than that, I just got used to the new positions for everything. Enjoy!
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2003-01-02 11:32 am (UTC)
I didn't mess with vim /too/ much. I had to make both e and d delete, because of muscle memory. I also mapped , to ^W, as it didn't look possible to map ^,. Though, I haven't used vim lately. Vacation time :)
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[User Picture]From: bitman
2003-01-02 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it doesn't seem to like ^,. Heh. Haven't used vim much myself lately.

A while back I mapped ^W^W to capital right (N in dvorak, L in qwerty). It actually seems pretty natural that way. Meh.
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[User Picture]From: he_the_great
2002-12-26 07:51 pm (UTC)

Ah, Dvorak

Well, I learned it and was real good over that summer. When I started school again a typing class was in my schedule and I went alone with it.

Now as I Type this message in dvorak it is very slow(I should practice both)
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