Switching to Dvorak (or trying to learn)

June 21, 2005 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

I’ve been noticing a few friends (some in the programming world, some not) start to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Some have started to move over to the DVORAK layout and I’m starting to
teach myself the layout. Hopefully, by the end of the summer, I’ll be
speeding along on just the home row. There’s a great advocacy website
that just came out DVZine.org.

DVORAK layout

I do most of my work on a laptop, but I’m also considering getting one of these babies,
though $79 is a lot for a keyboard. It’s a keyboard with no
markings (which apparently makes you type faster when the dependancy on
looking at keys is removed) and teh keys under strong fingers (thumbs,
index fingers) are weighted differntly that the keys under weak fingers
(pinkies).

Das Keyboard

If anyone is also trying to make the switch, I’d love to hear about it.

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Hi, I'm John Dyer. In my day job, I build websites and create online seminary software for a seminary in Dallas. I also like to release open source tools including a pretty popular HTML5 video player and build tools that help people find best bible commentaries and do bible study. And just for fun, I also wrote a book on the theology of technology and media.

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