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2020-11-23
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ordnungswidrig07:11:20

Good morning, lovely people of europe.

dharrigan08:11:07

Good Morning!

plexus10:11:00

Good morning!

hkjels10:11:11

God morgen!

Emlyn Corrin14:11:05

Hello πŸ‘‹

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otfrom14:11:28

getting used to a new keyboard today

otfrom14:11:54

made the usual blood sacrifice within 24 hours of arrival by slicing my finger with the bread knife

otfrom14:11:59

(I wouldn't recommend it)

otfrom14:11:10

(the cutting, the keyboard is good though)

mpenet14:11:13

Which keyboard did you get?

otfrom14:11:19

Majestouch 2 with cherry MX red silent

dominicm14:11:29

My atreus has finally dispatched from falba. Excited to put that together.

otfrom14:11:07

I've got a plaster/bandaid on my left index finger. I keep getting lost b/c I can feel the little nubbbin for the f key

otfrom14:11:18

I keep typing stuff that is x places off

otfrom14:11:42

do other people here touch type and if so where/when did you learn?

dominicm15:11:39

Gtypist is my friend

neotyk15:11:04

@otform I was convinced I was touch typing until I bought top-less keyboard. I’ve learned by switching to Colemak, had to re-learn from scratch, so I did it good this time around. I don’t remember which app was supporting me on this journey.

otfrom16:11:41

I do end up having a look for things like {} and [] and () sometimes, but from the home row I'm OK on US and UK keyboards. I've slowed down from my 80wpm when just doing plain text tho.

otfrom16:11:11

and I don't "properly" touch type as I hit the backspace key wayyyyy too many times. I couldn't do copy typing any more.

neotyk16:11:31

for hitting backspace problem, solution is quite simple hit it with Meta/Alt whatever so you delete word and retype it correctly. Few times and no more mistakes in this particular world, or at least way less.

mpenet16:11:32

I religiously did 1h typing lessons daily when I got my first atreus. I got rid of tons of bad habits in the process. Now I type way faster and more accurately than before, but I doubt I can say it is the layout change alone

mpenet16:11:47

I guess it's similar rule to refactorings than brings performance improvements, it's more revisiting the old that helps than the main changes

otfrom16:11:23

I learned my asdf jkl; in year 7 at school (along with cooking, sewing, workshop, and art), and then retaught myself at university to write papers

dharrigan16:11:10

I recall, when I was 11 years old (many many moons ago), checking a book out from the library - naturally, can't remember the name, but it was small, paperback, had keyboard exercises in it. I learnt to touch type using that. I do about 70wpm presently.

dharrigan16:11:01

I had a commodore 64 to practice upon.

dharrigan16:11:37

And I use a DAS Keyboard 4 Professional with Cherry Browns

ordnungswidrig17:11:40

If you can adjust the layout i can strongly recommend to have ()[]{}<>\|/ on a layer, e.g. on hjklvbnmzuio

ordnungswidrig17:11:26

That's what I have done and have forgotten the strange monkey chords to access { on a german macos.

otfrom17:11:31

why would I want ]}) ? When would I ever type them other than emojis? πŸ˜‰

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otfrom17:11:40

#paredit4life

ordnungswidrig18:11:49

Yes, emojis. You can out them on separate layers, too :-) or have a macro which replaces :) with simple_smile

raymcdermott20:11:53

I can reliably do 10 words a minute. Seems like enough.