… isn’t impossible – I’m proving that – but it also isn’t easy.
It’s the end of Day Two.
I’m using one of my home-spun Dvorak keyboards, and I’m up to lesson 12 of A Basic Course in Dvorak. Yep – I’m retraining my fingers to touch-type, because I want to get back up to speed as fast as possible; learning how to type all over again feels like trying to have a conversation with duct tape over my mouth. (I suspect that some of my friends would rank that as an improvement.)
My average speed, although better than yesterday, is still painfully slow. The difference to the QWERTY layout is marked: some letter combinations slip out effortlessly; I can already tell that, once my fingers have learned the keys, typing is going to be a good deal easier than ever before.
One odd thing: I’m having particular trouble with ‘n’ and ‘o’ – on the Dvorak, these sit on the ‘home row’, under the third finger of each hand. If I don’t pay attention, they tend to get switched. Maybe my subconscious is trying to tell me something? ("NO NO NO NO"?)
I guess I just need more practice…
on on on on on on on 🙂