I just tested my typing speed for the first time in … months. I hit 72wpm with 0 errors on one test. But that’s using the Colemak layout. So glad I switched. It makes typing a pleasurable experience, not a chore for my hands.
I’m in Las Vegas for the first time this week but these are the only slot machines I’m really looking forward to trying out:
I read this post and am now blogging about it … on my phone.
Stripping out content from a mobile website is like a book author stripping out chapters from a paperback just because it’s smaller. We use our phones for everything now; there’s no such thing as “this is mobile content, and this is not.”
Is this comment I’m about to leave about me? And just about me? And not adding to or building up the conversation? If yes, I probably should just delete it and move on.
First of all, it should have been called A Princess of Mars (the title of the book it’s based on). It’s a romantic adventure movie, that’s a perfect title. But is it good? Yeah, it’s pretty good leaning to just OK. It’s really too bad it flopped so ridiculously hard. It could have started a really cool trilogy of movies. I think the big problem is the flabby screenplay. Considering the people involved — Andrew Stanton and Michael Chabon — this is really surprising. It’s flabbiness was made even more apparent by me finally watching the super-lean and packed-tight Adventures of Tintin later that night. If only Edgar Wright could work on every screenplay.
To take pleasure in talk is to take pleasure in the rich, voluptuous lifting of the self through words that find an echo, an amplification, and an amendation in the words of others. Only when you learn that pleasure, I am convinced, is it possible to generate ideas alone—to engage in talk with yourself.
From Dr. Johnson’s Profession.
If you hadn’t noticed a Colemak-sized bomb dropped on my blog and slowed down my rate of posting. That’s OK though. Today was a turning point in my alternative keyboard adventure. I realized that I’ve given up on QWERTY. I fired up the Windows OS in a virtual machine and started typing gibberish into the IE9 address bar because, of course I hadn’t switched the keyboard layout there and I was instinctively typing using the Colemak layout. It was annoying as hell. So now I have Colemak installed there too. I’m done with QWERTY. I may only be typing 40wpm now and won’t suddenly get over 100 just because I switched layouts but once you realize how silly the QWERTY layout is you just have to do something about it. It took me a year to do that something but I did it. It feels good!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go feel bad about how long it took me to type this post.
Good copywriting makes you want to eat your shampoo. It takes an ordinary ingredient list and makes a Narnia; a fantasy world that anyone can get to if only they have the right, otherwise ordinary but for whatever secret magic they’re imbued with, material stuff. In other words it makes you want to eat your soap.