Lazy Reading for 2013/02/10


For once, I didn’t accidentally post this too early.  I hope you have some spare time; there’s a lot of meaty links this week.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: Anthony Clark of Nedroid.com is selling his sketchbook; 101 pages as a digital download, for $1.  Look at his strip or his Tumblr doodles if you want to know more before, but that’s quite a deal.  Nedroid is the source of one of my favorite character names: Beartato.  Also makes a good shirt.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    For historical value should google ever fix the translation, it translates as FreeBSD 3.3

  2. Anonymous says:

    Heads up. It’s 2013 now.

  3. Ether says:

    Regarding keyboard layouts check these out:

    Nordtast (German). There is no website anylonger (would have been in German anyways).

    Neo2 & 3. Mainstream. The new one might be good.

    Aus der Neo Welt (AdNW). Imo the currently best layout, for english and german.
    http://www.adnw.de/ (it’s in German…)

    The cool thing is that they use algorithms to calculate the best movement of the hands, that is: the shortest distance for fingers to move (= use the middle row most); switch hands as often as possible. Hereby every key gets a value, depending on its ease of pressing it. The 8 keys where the fingers normally lay have the lowest value; they then increase going outward. A programm then places the keys in a random position, then calculates the layout’s score ( probability of letter x value of the key). Following two letters are switched and the process repeats. Of course digraphs (like ‘th’) or experimental even trigraphs (german ‘sch’) are taken into regard.