2018-10-29

progression of personal program usage and other things

preferred software from the past (left) to the present (right)

  • paredit-mode smartparens-mode
  • svn git
  • mp3 (vorbis flac )
  • wav au
  • truecrypt luks
  • systemv upstart systemd
  • fedora ubuntu archlinux
  • gedit vim emacs
  • various-custom-formats org-mode indent-tree
  • winamp foobar rhythmbox mpc mpd and ncmpc
  • nautilus pcmanfm thunar
  • qwertz qwerty dvorak qgmlwb
  • gnome openbox awesomewm xmonad dwm
  • c sc
  • ruby scheme
  • javascript coffeescript sescript
  • lighttp apache nginx
  • xen kvm
  • bash dash (for shell scripts)
  • dropbox sshfs

why i switched my keyboard layout from dvorak to qgmlwb

i found dvorak to be too right-hand prioritised, bruised my right ankle, and the effect got more pronounced until i had enough. dvorak did not do as good in rolling over keys as qgmlwb, which seemed to cap typing speed. qgmlwb is apparently similar to colemak, which is by default installed on more systems. keyboard-layout transitions are kind of painful, because of the concious effort required to reorganise muscle memory. it took me about three weeks to be comfortable. since the switch i havent wanted to switch to another layout again, so that is probably a good thing.