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Post by Mr. Cool » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:23 pm

I just changed my keyboard so that I can type the dvorak way (For those of you that dont know: in the 1930s John dvorak invented a keyboard so that people could type faster, with all the most used letters on the right hand, and in the home row, but it never really caught on with the general public). Its really hard to adjust, but I should get the hang of it. Its probably going to be hard to type on other computers, but I plan to try to keep up my qwerty typing abilities, by using them on my internet connected computer downstairs, and useing dvorak on my non-internet, and therefor slightly less used, computer in my room. Has any one else used this keyboard?
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Post by SpongeBuell » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:17 pm

I"m writing this message pretty quickly with my eyes closed, so I think I'm ok with a QWERTY keyboard ;)

(I'm serious, too... I probably got the parentheses mixed up _
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Post by Triton » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:21 pm

im not vad with a qwerty keyboard either. i typed this with my etes closed too, you cam plrbably tell lol im not as good as sponge :D
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Post by SpongeBuell » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:23 pm

One time I was using my iBook at GP15's house (ok, I just opened my eyes, since I thought I het some extra buttons, which I didn't) and his brother was amased at how fast I was typing, especially when I did it with my eyes closed. I once wrote a paper for school on my bed, with my laptop, half asleep. Very rewarding :P
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Post by nos_slived » Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:31 am

I can type wiutg mr eytes closed too!

Wow, I'm surprised I did that good! I thought it would've been complete jiberish! I can type fairly fast if I'm looking at the keyboard and know what I'm going to type. If I have to copy off of something though, I'm really slow. I've tryed learning to type before, but I've never really been able to get it. Not great for someone who wants to be a programmer, lol.
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Post by cennar » Sat Nov 12, 2005 3:06 am

oh a chalange i cant tyoe rught as it is to si this pritty funny!
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Post by *o* » Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:40 am

lets trrt nyt wetwezx fkciews vwqurkkkw ubn bir vwrey diia REW TIY?

that says: i am typing with my eyes closed im not very good can you tell?
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Post by sam fisher » Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:01 am

Usuall i can type pretty well with my eyes closed. There i managed it!

but i can also be veru crap at it! Got the very wrong!

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Post by bicostp » Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:47 am

I'm trying to type with my eyes closed. I probably screwed up big time.

Holey spit I actually did it well! This is surprising, because I never learned to type with the home row thumbs-on-the-space-bar way. My hands are always moving around the keyboard, slamming out letters at roughly 55-60 words per minute. (if you thgink I'm kidding, you don't know how wrong you are :shock:) I was just judging by where the keys were for that top sentence pair. It was pretty slow (those two sentences were at about 20 words per minute) but it got the job done.

EDIT: I timed this post, it took about one minute to type, excluding the closed-my-eyes-and-typed part. roughly 59 WPM. Not too bad.

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Post by Conn » Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:04 pm

I think I can rtpe pretty food with my eyes clkosed.

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Post by Radon199 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:15 pm

I always thought I was a horible tupist till I tried this, im better than my sister thats for sure.

(all typed with my eyes closed :) )
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Post by sam fisher » Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:31 pm

Wirh my eyes closed i can beat you all! accept spongey!

OMG ONLY ONE MISTAKE.

Ill try again!

With my eyes closed i can beat you all ecvept spongey!

Not so good

again i will try

With my eyes closed i cab veat you all! except spobngey!

maybe once more

WIth my eyes closed i can beat you all except spongey!
i did it there except i hel shift down too long :P

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Post by Jeff » Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:49 pm

I don't get what everyone's problem is with typing with their eyes closed. This is with my eyes closed, whats the big deal?

Anyway, I prefer qwerty, but dvorak would be a good thing to try. I also wanna try one of those FrogPad keyboards out now.
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Post by sam fisher » Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:56 pm

lier!

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Post by Triton » Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:01 pm

i never use home row and i can average around 40-50 wpm using about four fingers plus my thumbs lol, i can type pretty good with my eyes closed, im doing it right now i guess lol, its kimda fun
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