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Ted Morin
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Programmer who stenos
Programmer who stenos

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+Charley Shattuck's Stenomod, reviewed by me! I love the machine, hope to see future iterations improve on the design even more.

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Me taking myself on, QWERTY vs steno-style #stenolife http://stenoarcade.com

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Stenosaurus will be coming out soon! I'll be ordering for sure.

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I built a Schedule Generator for the University of Ottawa. It's a desktop Java application. You select a semester, add your course codes, hit generate and "voila!", you get all possible conflict-free timetables for your course selection. You can also make an .ICS file for calendar export to Google Calendar and more.

Hit up the link for more information, and feel free to ask me anything about it here.

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A collection of photos of my ErgoDox.

The ErgoDox is an ergonomic, split, columnar, programmable, mechanical keyboard. It's an open source project, for more info see http://ergodox.org

I assembled a kit for the ErgoDox that you can get from Massdrop.com

Massdrop tends to run a group buy for the kit every couple months. The kit comes with a clear acrylic case and optional blank black keycaps, with a choice of a variety of Cherry MX switches.

My kit is assembled with Cherry MX Clears, but I am considering changing the thumb islands to Cherry MX Whites (similar to Cherry MX Greens).

I bought the red keycaps from SignaturePlastics; awesome site. The tenting is provided by Kinesis Freestyle v3 lifters. They cost 25-30 dollars and are available from Kinesis's site, Amazon, and in Canada, my workplace of http://shoprbc.com

The painting of the top layer of the case is from Krylon Fusion. I got a textured grey, which worked very well. You can get this at most craft stores. Michael's in Canada (Canadian Tire also has a limited selection)

The laptop is an Asus UX301LA-XH72T. Very nice ultrabook with a very nice trackpad. The only real gripe I have with it is how badly Windows handles display scaling. Ultimately I've switched to GNU/Linux with KDE4 to address this issue. Linux has its own little advantages here and there, too, but I do sometimes miss Windows for its... "charm".

The mouse is a Razer Orochi Gaming Bluetooth mouse. It falls asleep after a couple seconds, which makes it quite annoying. Not really recommended.

Finally, I don't type Qwerty. Qwerty has a lot of problems, and doesn't translate well to comfortable touch typing. I've typed Dvorak and Colemak for over a year at a time. Dvorak felt great but really messed with common shortcuts by moving around Q,Z,X,C,V, and B. Colemak was alright, but I didn't like how it favored the center keys over the top row. D and H were not comfortable in their placement. This is especially true because H is almost always part of a "roll", and I don't want it to be off the homerow.

My layout of choice is Norman. I've typed it for about 18 months now and I must say that it is by far my favorite layout. It eliminates most lateral finger movement, which is a real treat. If you're considering learning a new layout for ergonomics, consider Norman at http://normanlayout.info

Okay, lots of info, and people probably won't really care, but I had fun. Let me know if you have any questions.
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ErgoDox!
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ezgo slim wallet on my ErgoDox. Massdrop has obviously infiltrated my life.
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Auto-Awesome Christmas!!!1

Hope everyone's taking this stressful time in stride :)
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I'm backing the HOT watch on Kickstarter. Awesome concept. Hope they execute it right :)
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