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  • Blog Post: learning the dvorak keyboard

    there are a lot of things we take for granted in a full version of an operating system.  i’ve been interested in learning the dvorak keyboard for years, but only recently have i been spending time learning it.  imagine the increased security of typing in passwords where even if someone remembered...
  • Blog Post: full operating system vs mobile operating system

    3:50 pm it’s been less than 24 hours since i memorized the dvorak keyboard and i’m no speed demon as this post will attest to… 3:54 pm but what the four minutes of trying to remember where the colon is on the dvorak layout (it’s where the shift + z should be!), another powerful reason for a full operating...
  • Blog Post: 8 things about windows 8: multiple keyboards, themes and microsoft accounts

    Tablets are a fairly personal device – almost like your phone, but as many of us with a wife and/or kids know, what’s “mine” is sometimes shared with others.  The personal computers (especially the family all in one desktop) in our home are often shared amongst the four of us.  Windows 8 has...
  • Blog Post: dvorak update - one month

    7:46 pm so it's been just under a month and i'm at about 20 wpm on the dvorak keyboard. it's coming along and i can already tell this will soon make me a faster typer than i ever was on the querty layout. i am going to take some speed tests online and will highlight the one's i've used. http:/...
  • Blog Post: setting up alternate keyboard input in windows 7

    i’ve experimented with the spanish and korean keyboard layout in the past (since i have taught microsoft classes in both countries prior to joining microsoft), but the dvorak keyboard is what i’m truly interested in mastering.  whether you just want to experiment with an alternative keyboard or...
  • Blog Post: be different–what i learned from steve jobs

    this is likely my tribute to steve jobs post.  it originally was going to be a post about acting and thinking differently, but based upon the events of this week and some reflection, it seems more appropriate to also serve as a what i learned from steve jobs post.  my mom and steve jobs could...
  • Blog Post: daskeyboard!

    mike verta was kind enough to remind me of a classic mechanical keyboard that can be ordered with no inscriptions on the keys.  i just ordered the das keyboard ultimate model silent which will help in learning the dvorak layout (no reason to look down anymore!)   i can’t wait to check it out...
  • Blog Post: daskeyboard revue and dvorak mod on an acer 1420p

    i’ve been using my daskeyboard for a couple days and if you miss the feel of an old school electric typewriter, you’ll really enjoy this mechanical keyboard.  today at lunch i modded (slang for modified) my keyboard on my acer 1420p.  this little tablet has gotten a lot more use than i ever...