Saturday, September 22, 2007

Dvorak touchtyping - week 3

Well, better but still far from perfect. I broke the 50WPM barrier on the home row this week, at 98% accuracy too, but I also let up on the regular practise a little (I must have practised two or three times this week for an hour or so at a time, down from 6 the two first weeks at an hour and a half or so each). I’m still nowhere near as good at any of the other exercises though, and I still catch myself looking at the keyboard quite regularly.

Interestingly, I noticed myself being rather verbose in some of by emails this week, presumably as a subconscious reaction to the joy of finally being able to type at something approaching reasonable speeds. I’m also starting to get a feel for the positions of the keys other than the home row without having to look at them too, although I’m noticing that I frequently get the ‘e’ and the ‘o’ mixed up. Another interesting thing is that I seem to be in a different mindset when typing freely and doing the exercises; for some reason, some of the keys I remember well typing freely don’t seem to make it over to the exercises - I guess the different visuals (the terminal for dvorakng and Windows for daytime work) disassociate the two in my mind, which is a shame…

posted by Nick at 2:48 pm - filed in dvorak  

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