Dvorak, part II

So, I've been using dvorak for about a week now, and I'm finally starting to get some semblance of control. I can tell for sure though, that this is the last time I will ever change my keyboard layout significantly. I am currently typing about 30 words a minute, which is a good deal more than I was typing a few days ago, but also less than I was typing before I switched, and by quite a margin. I am unsure if I will regain the speed I had, but it's not that important.

Dvorak, part I.

Changing your keyboard layout turns out (surprisingly enough!) to be a hard thing to do.

In keeping with the spirit that hard things are rewarding in the end, I decided that I should blog about it. As a bonus to the people who bother reading it, I will note down the time occasionally, starting now. It's now 21:15 CEST.

Disabling the Dashboard in Leopard

I recently picked up a new hard drive and a copy of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). I've been reconfiguring it to match my old Tiger setup, and improve where I can. One of my pet peeves with Mac OS X is the Dashboard. Unless you have a lot of widgets you use actively, there's no real point in having it hang around eating up memory. Especially not when some of the common widgets have memory leaks. The peeve, however, is that there's no GUI configuration to disable the Dashboard.

Google announces App Engine

While Amazon's hosting services are cool and all, Google's new App Engine seems like a very cool way to get going quite quickly. Not only that, but it's an alternative to the pain of a LAMP stack that is even lower entry than webhosting.