I noticed the other day that my life was far too easy and that life was simply too much fun. To this end, I accepted a challenge from a friend that has shown me levels of frustration that I never imagined possible. I’m speaking, of course, of switching to the Dvorak keyboard layout. Although taken as a challenge, the level of difficulty is much greater than I expected. It feels like the keys are constantly moving about the keyboard making it impossible to hit the intended keys. I’m getting a little better at it than when I first started a few days ago, but I have a feeling that it will take months to get back to a normal typing speed. My goal is total immersion into the Dvorak layout, so I have rearranged my work and home keyboards, leaving my Thinkpad the only unmodified keyboard that I use. I want to rearrange those keys as well, but the laptop keys aren’t exactly the easiest things to take on and off.
Well, now that I want to throw my Model M keyboard out the window from writing this, I think its time to get off the computer.