There can’t be enough monitors connected to a workstation

@emil I really want compact, lightweight, and high resolution VR goggles so that I can surround myself with monitors even when traveling.

@harding I think AR would be better for that. I prefer to see my keyboard

@emil heh, I type Dvorak on a QWERTY keyboard, so looking at my keyboard while typing is a distraction. 😃

@harding @emil same! programmer dvorak on a qwerty (i usually go for all-black keys now). and yes, i prefer keyboards without the distraction of LED lighting.

@jon @harding @emil

Curious, do you guys ever have to look for non-alphabetic symbols? :) I've been a touch typer (qwerty) for like 35 years or something ridiculous (learnt in my early teens - on a typewriter!) but i still struggle sometimes with symbols, depending on the keyboard.

@waxwing @jon @emil I don't think I ever really look, although sometimes I do a bit of off-by-one-key trial and error. I've been a touch typer also since my teens (20 years) and dvorak for over 10 years.

The one thing I do still look at the keyboard for is one-handed keyboard use when I'm just lazily browsing and want to do things like Ctrl-Tab or trigger some window manager options.

@harding @waxwing @emil What harding said 👍, good points. Same, learned to touch type in school at age 12 or so (what a useful class) but only switched to dvorak a little over a year ago. Was a 90wpm typer in qwerty, now 60ish in dvorak but my hands feel better, especially my left hand which qwerty overuses.

I actually use dvp (programmer dvorak), and so now do off-by-one trial and error more with numbers and less with symbols, since the symbols get more importance and better placement.

@harding @waxwing @emil This is where full-size 104-key keyboards are nice: dvp provides good access to symbols, and the numpad on the right side of the keyboard is handy for entering numbers of more than a digit or two, e.g. pull request numbers, etc.

@jon @harding @emil I always felt so discriminated against as a left hander with those numpads. In the long term I never actually ended up using it.

@waxwing @jon @harding Me and Jon are also left handers. Interesting...

Yes I also never really used the numpad except for hotkeys

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@emil @waxwing @harding just a thought, left handed full-size keyboards are available and so are stand-alone numpads

Example (and good British company for buying keyboards online BTW, my favorite keyboards were bought from them)

keyboardco.com/keyboard/black-

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