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not much [Jul. 13th, 2006|11:29 pm]
Beemer
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Nothing much to report in my life. Things are fine, kinda boring. Mostly catching up from working way too much the last week or so.

Board games at Tom's tonight. We played Fearsome Floors, and it takes a LOT longer with six people who are actually thinking about strategy. (Last time, it was very late and we all played kind of haphazardly.)

My workshop at the beginning of the week went well. It was kind of a pain to have to catch the bus early enough to show up at 8:30, but the S bus goes right by the hotel it was at, at least.

Work is back to busy, but not stressful. I'm getting good at saying "yes, I can do that, but not until next week" to keep things from getting overwhelming. Hooray for having work that's mostly without built-in deadlines.

My coworkers are totally amazed by my super-ergonomic Kinesis keyboard.
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2006-07-14 02:21 pm (UTC)
Which Kinesis model do you prefer?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-07-14 06:32 pm (UTC)
The one with the scoopy keywells:

http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/contoured.htm

In grad school I had a keyboard tray, but now I just put it in my lap, which lets me type in a super-neutral position.
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2006-07-25 09:01 pm (UTC)
How programmable are they? Specifically, i'd want to swith the Space and Backspace keys, as i space left-handed, and i don't want to relearn that bit if i don't have to; i've been typing for decades.

Oh, and i can't tell from the photos, is 10-key number entry built-in?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-07-25 09:16 pm (UTC)
It's massively programmable. You can remap any key to any other key. (And they give you a little key-pulling tool so you can switch the keycaps, too.)

It has a "keypad" button that changes a bunch of the right-hand keys into a 10-key numberpad:
890    becomes   =/* 
uiop		 789-
jkl;		 456+
m,.		 123 


I can even instantly convert mine instantly to Dvorak, though I've never used it...
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2006-07-25 09:26 pm (UTC)
Cool, thanks. I type w/Dvorak, so that's perfect. I think that i'll get one and give it a go.
Er, wait. No 0?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-07-25 09:42 pm (UTC)
0 is on the space key. =)
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