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I figured I'm not enough of a keyboard weirdo, so I decided to try learning Colemak.

I've was able to modify my keyboard firmware enough to let me tap my way back into QWERTY for emergencies, but after two days I now can't type well on either. 😅

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@OhHeyItsAlexis Oh, interesting! I hadn't heard of Colemak before.

I learned Dvorak one summer in college and it was *painful*. This was back when long-distance phone calls were still expensive so ICQ was the main way I talked to my boyfriend. I would usually get one sentence out before he'd have to sign off.

Good luck with the new layout!

@kiesa But was it "fun new learning experience" painful or "moved my night stand and now I keep stubbing my toe when I get into bed" painful?

@OhHeyItsAlexis It was more the fun learning experience. I now primarily type in Dvorak. (Also works very well to inadvertently confuse IT trying to login to your workstation . . . )

After I mastered Dvorak, I tried to go back to QWERTY because I had a job that wouldn't let me change my layout. That was really hard for about a week. So for several years I made sure to use both. However, now I can switch between them pretty easily without having to keep up the QWERTY practice.

@OhHeyItsAlexis As an aside, I accidentally converted my mom and she primarily uses Dvorak too.

@OhHeyItsAlexis When my mom heard about the weird thing I was trying, she decided to look into it and liked the benefits it could theoretically provide. So she switched.

Mom and I don't always agree on everything. However, if you give her a coherent reason for something, she doesn't dismiss it out of hand just because she's use to the old way of doing things.

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