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2013-03-26 21:22:38.172252+00 by meuon 5 comments

New word: Dvoricaped. What you call the really bright uber geek that taught himself Dvorak on a keyboard with no printed letters, when they are forced to use a qwerty keyboard on someone else's computer, or the server in a colo.. or.. or.. It'll also make them appear like slow peck typer when they fill out your job application. Qwerty sucks.. I agree, but it's everywhere.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-28 02:08:44.284138+00 by: John Anderson

http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/VisEmacs is what I was thinking of, I think -- may not work with "modern" VS, it seems.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-28 01:38:19.777537+00 by: Mars Saxman

Hah. I touch-type Dvorak and have never learned QWERTY. I do in fact fall back to slow hunt-and-peck mode whenever I am temporarily stuck using a QWERTY keyboard, but flipping the layout takes less than a minute, and I rarely need to do any serious typing on a borrowed computer.

The last time my Dvorak habit was a genuine handicap must have been my trip to Morocco back in 2006, when I kept up on email at Internet cafes; of course many of the computers actually had an AZERTY variant rather than QWERTY.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-27 16:19:26.862338+00 by: Dan Lyke

I may have to investigate such an extension if things head this way. Last time I was doing VS stuff I did a lot of "edit in Emacs, alt-tab over to VS", but it was a PITA. If someone has VS autocomplete in Emacs... well... that'd be worth spending some bucks on!

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-27 03:59:48.029593+00 by: John Anderson

I type Dvorak by preference (and am pretty sure it headed off some fairly severe RSI issues), and don't have that much of an issue switching back to QWERTY when needs must -- it's not really any different than switching from my Kinesis Advantage Pro to my laptop keyboard.

Visual Studio though... that's just ... WRONG. (And I thought there was some sort of plugin or extension or something that let you use Emacs as an external editor for VS.)

#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-27 00:16:51.873932+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I'm currently considering something that'd put me in VisualStudio most of the time, and I'm wondering whether my Emacs-ness is something to maintain, or to just move beyond.