Dvorak Keyboard Layout - point of no return

Well, I guess I'm committed to Dvorak now. Prompted by some tips from Ryan Poling, I just rearranged the key caps on my Powerbook's keyboard. In the office, I use an external USB keyboard that has already been fixed to support the Dvorak layout. But, this afternoon on the bus ride home, I cracked the 'book open to hack on my Rails bookmark manager - and realized that although the key caps were still QWERTY, I was starting to think in Dvorak....

January 6, 2006 · 1 min

Dvorak Keyboard Layout

Back in 2000, I was working on a very large project, writing a lot of code. So much that I started to suffer the early stages of the dreaded Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (with the übersexy wristbraces, too). I'd heard of a different keyboard layout that was designed to optimize typing efficiency by minimizing the amount of movement by each finger. The keys were arranged so that the most commonly used characters are on "...

January 3, 2006 · 2 min