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April 11th, 2004

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07:22 am
A short conversation with relsqui about shopping:

"Nah. Potatoes, while plentiful, aren't very flavorful."
"They're vehicles for other foods...like pasta."
"...Ummm...potatoes and pasta?"

I ask you to pause here, dear reader and consider. Does this sound like a yummy meal to you? No? Good. Then I'm not the only one.

She claims she meant "They're vehicles for other foods. Like pasta."

I'm still idling on the job hunt. I need to paper downtown with my resume or something. I talked to my theoretical boss today about when the heck this project is supposed to start paying.

Until it does, I feel no obligation to put in any more work. I'm feeling pretty sure that's a dead end like every job/job offer in recent memory. Doesn't someone want to pay me for doing stuff? I smile lots. I'm energetic. I code. I know *nix like the qwerty keyboard.

I'm beginning to think that my predilection for driving and automobiles is more likely to score me a job than my technical talent these days.

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Date:April 17th, 2004 07:58 pm (UTC)
dude, qwerty? fuck that noise. i've been a dvorak girl since early 1998.

your girlfriend & you & i should all definitely fuck. :D
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Date:April 17th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
If dvorak had come on my TRS-80, perhaps ; )

I stay out of the input wars, mostly. Since I don't type "properly" anyway, the layout of dvorak removes the selling point of it for me.

While I've never owned a dvorak keyboard, I should note that I know my way around one.

Actually, I've always thought that I should remake my keyboard into one of the old style abcdef's that were used until it became a major cause of typewriter jams. Not like I look at the keyboard anyway ; )

As for the latter, I'm in agreement ; )
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Date:April 17th, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC)
my reading says typewriters started alphabetical, which was found to be stupid, switched to dvorak, which caused the jams, & THEN to qwerty to slow shit down.

but you go right ahead & alphabetize your keyboard if it makes you happy, bunny.

also: got any extra ibm ps1 keyboards laying about? 'cause they all turn 20 this year & of the THREE i have, not one works completely. SIGH! NO I CAN'T USE ANYTHING ELSE, THEY'RE NOT CLICKY ENOUGH. & the ps2s are TOO BIG & HEAVY. FUCK.
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Date:April 17th, 2004 10:22 pm (UTC)
Sadly, DVORAK was about 60 years too late for that to be the case. QWERTY was patented in 1868. DVORAK was patented in 1936. (source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY)

They started alphabetical and fast typists would occasionally cause the typebars to get intertwined. Usually in fixing it, there would be a blot on the document.

QWERTY was brought in to fix that by spreading important letters across both sides of the keyboard and lessening the chance of two typebars intertwining by slowing down the poor bastard at the controls.

DVORAK was designed to lessen the amount that one's fingers move to type typical English phrases.

One thing I didn't know (which wikipedia brought to my attention) is that Sholes (the inventor of QWERTY) had a similar layout to DVORAK which he also patented, but it never caught on. Probably for obvious reasons.

I don't have any ps1 keyboards, sadly. I long ago gave in and got used to the fact that no keyboard will be like my TRS-80.

If you go for a modern keyboard, I recommend keytronics. They're about as clicky as they come for a modern keyboard and fairly cheap. For example, my gf has inserted typing into dreams of mine with one. Shocked the hell out of me when I found out why I kept hearing typing. I sleep like a stone. The world could burn while I'm asleep and I'd wake up wondering what's with all the ash.
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Date:April 17th, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC)
huh. guess i misremembered the story. it HAS been since 1998 that i read up on all that stuff, back when i decided to switch. oh well.

as for keyboards, i'll just continue to buy them on ebay & try to deconstruct them all into ONE WORKING BOARD CRIPES.

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