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Maybe Colemak is smarter than Dvorak?

Dvorak is my fastest and preferred layout on mobile. Oddly, this does not translate at all to physical keyboards. I’ve made several attempts at using Dvorak on the desktop computer and it still eludes me. I am now taking an interest in the “Colemak” keyboard layout. Continue reading

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Missed opportunities

My house was built less than two years ago and the satellite view of my home on Google Maps showed this: a lot of grass, but no house. It’s the lot in the middle of this angled view: I know … Continue reading

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“The felt is worn”

*”The felt rollers are worn”*
Here’s a completely true story that I personally experienced. I was working at Microsoft, fielding calls from Microsoft partners, retailers, and customers. It was generally interesting and often challenging. And once in a while, a question came along that had me in tears. Continue reading

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“I tried to remember if someone owed me a practical joke.”

*This is how odd computer problems can be:*
“We can’t send mail more than 500 miles,” the chairman explained.
“Come again?”
“We can’t send mail farther than 500 miles from here,” he repeated. “A little bit more, actually. Call it 520 miles. But no farther.” Continue reading

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Get more screen space on your Android

*Swipe Navigation* lets you use intuitive gestures instead of the black navigation bar. Even better, it can hide the navigation bar so you win that extra screen space for your apps instead. It’s like getting a bigger screen without it being _bigger._ Continue reading

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