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Learning Dvorak…

First off I want to say I’m not dead yet!

So I decided to learn how to type with the dvorak keyboard layout. I had tried this once before, but I gave up! Surprisingly I remembered some of the layout. You are suppose to be able to type faster with the dvorak layout and I think I see how this is possible. There are many common words which can be typed only using the middle and top rows. Also the majority of the “letter” keys are typed with the right hand, which is easier for everyone who is right handed.

I started this adventurer a few days ago and to my surprise my typing speed is not all that bad. If I had to guess I’d say I am typing at about 25-30 words a minute right now. I presume that with some more practice I’ll be doing 40-50 words in a few more days.

Overall I am happy with the switch. Hopefully once I become more comfortable I will be able to switch between dvorak and qwerty without a problem.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/KB_United_States_Dvorak.svg