Oh, I was referencing to this particular journal entry
on echeng's webpage, which I found highly amusing.
Re: keyboard layouts. I'm a qwerty typer myself. Several of my close friends are Dvorak users, much to my frustration whenever I try to use their computers. Because of this and because of my desire to be more "cool" (i.e. nerdy), I'd tried to learn Dvorak on several occasions (and if I ever get stuck with a Dvorak layout on a computer, I can clunk out words at a higher rate than "press all the keys and delete the letters that don't belong in this word"). I ultimately gave up on Dvorak for several reasons:
- I already have like 95 wpm on QWERTY (even though it's not proper qwerty), so I wouldn't be gaining much in switching to Dvorak, not to mention having to deal with typing in the 30-50 wpm range (and much lower at the beginning) for a long while in Dvorak before getting as high up again
- VIM is my editor of choice, and VIM's commands are very much NOT Dvorak-friendly.
- I'd rather spend time learning to type on a Kinesis keyboard
to save my wrists rather than switching to an entirely different keyboard layout.
Anyway, I'm glad my dream account at least amused one or two people... I told it to a couple of my CS friends and they just looked at me funny.