Embracing Colemak’s caps lock as backspace

I used to joke that I was really fast at typing because I could hit the backspace and fix my mistakes really quickly. Backspace is an inefficient key, if you’re looking at distance travelled when typing. Part of the Colemak layout involves mapping the caps lock key to be backspace: it’s much more efficient and how often do you really use backspace?

Continue reading “Embracing Colemak’s caps lock as backspace”

The Great Sock Rush of 2016

I wanted a nice, thick pair of raggsockor so I knit myself a pair. And then I cast on another pair, yet another and finally one more. I’d waited a week or so to write this post, just to see if the rush was over, but I’m eyeing that grey-marled yarn for another pair… these socks are addictive! They’re soft, warm, fun and they knit up ridiculously fast.

The weather here in Sweden has been wet and hovering just below zero. Spring is starting to peek around the corner, but there’s nothing as cozy as a thick pair of socks – unless it’s a thick pair of socks with a cup of coffee.

Continue reading “The Great Sock Rush of 2016”

Using dampeners to quiet down my mechanical keyboard

Last fall, we both bought DAS Keyboard Ultimate keyboards with Cherry MX Blue switches. While Fred seems to be a fairly light typist, I can make a lot of noise with my keyboard. It turns out that I am bottoming out (hitting the bottom of the keyboard) on each stroke, which is loud. Seriously, loud. It also feels hard on my hands, because your finger travels a bit further and then abruptly stopped.

To combat this, we both ordered o-ring dampeners and installed them.

Continue reading “Using dampeners to quiet down my mechanical keyboard”

Introducing my keyboard, the DAS Keyboard Ultimate

Ever since I saw this keyboard on Lifehacker many years ago, I wanted it. There was something about having blank keys that appealed to me as a typist – after all, if I didn’t need to look at the keys, then why bother having any labels?

Last fall, Fred and I looked at each other and decided to each buy the DAS Keyboard Ultimate. I had no idea that we were taking the red pill by buying a mechanical keyboard.

Continue reading “Introducing my keyboard, the DAS Keyboard Ultimate”

The Sound of Silence: a song with oomph

Every Sunday morning, we drive over to Barkaby to do our weekly grocery shopping. Fred has started a playlist for this drive (we’re huge Spotify listeners) and he’s nice enough to not play death metal while I’m still waking up. 🙂 Last Sunday, a song caught my attention and it turned out to be The Sound of Silence by Disturbed. I was fascinated and have spent most of the week listening to it.

Continue reading “The Sound of Silence: a song with oomph”