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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Harsh Monday Thread Pic Greetings, GN!

(Very festive, Mac.). 🙂

Paddy --

Hope your choir concert went at least as well as teh rehearsal.

We had a nice visit with MamaK yesterday and -- for once -- the traffic didn’t suck either in either direction. Merry (early) Christmas to us!

BBL.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
9 months ago

Good morning, Fatwa -- it looks like the HUGE storm scheduled for this week has petered out to only a day or so of rain.

I had forgotten about the Free State Project -- that’s still a thing, huh?

Funny how the media lauded maverick John McCain’s courage for not supporting Trump’s agenda whereas Joe Manchin is worse than Hitler for opposing Biden’s programs.

dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
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Good Morning!!!

Yeah, the Free State Project has actually gained a lot of steam in the last ten years, kinda blowing up in the last year or two. Enough that I kinda want to go up there and check out the scene.

This sentence was touchtyped with my left hand in the center position.

What I term the “Best gaming position.” I just realized yesterday that I probably know where all the letters are without looking using just my left hand. It’s still a kinda slow because while I’m used to controlling stuff with one had with the keyboard, I’m not all that used to typing letters. I tend to think of certain keys as actions rather than letters.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
9 months ago

You’re typing is better than mine, Dv8.

dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
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That was pretty random… Sorry : )

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
9 months ago

No need to apologize. We’re a pretty random family around here!

dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
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Re typing:

I had to make up a credit in high school, so I took typing. It was a good thing I did, because keyboards became a much bigger thing in the years to come.

As far as one handed typing goes, I’m not all that fast, but I do see the keyboard as two separate things.

The first is the thing you type on with both hands. I can do that without looking at my hands at all, I even know all the symbols.

The second is as a game controller. Back in the early days of World of Warcraft, I decided to change my hotkey position to something based on the center of the keyboard. That put all the keys in range of one hand so I could use the whole keyboard as a controller.

It was hard at first because I was more oriented to using the keyboard in the standard way. but one I got used to keeping my hand in the center… you feel for the two dots on the J and F keys and keep your fingers there.

Anyway, I realized at the time that I could probably develop a one handed typing technique based on that position, but I never really tried until fairly recently. I maybe had a crack at it a couple of years ago, then put it on the back burner for a while.

Like anything it just takes practice.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
9 months ago

Happy Grumpy Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Fatwa -- I’m glad traffic cooperated. Our concert went well and we had lots of compliments, but the sopranos and altos continue to get older and their sound quality has taken a hit (most are in their 70s and 80s).

dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
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If I’m ever going to figure out something better to do, I’m going to have to figure out first a better/easier job because now, I’m just so tired from my job most of the time, that I don’t have much left for anything else.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
9 months ago

Understood. It’s hard to envision a future when you are working hard in the present.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
9 months ago

A long but interesting post on cinema and wokeness.

“That a fat, abused, dyslexic, first-generation kid like me could watch a film like 1935’s “Top Hat” and identify with Ginger Rogers, in a dress made of feathers, dancing with Fred Astaire in a gazebo poised over an indoor canal, has nothing to do with the aesthetically useless Woke concept of “representation.” According to this concept, you can’t get anything from art that doesn’t include someone like you. If you are a fat dyslexic girl, no movies that don’t include a fat dyslexic girl can move you. Our Woke overlords would be driven to apoplexy by my appreciative reception of the feather-dress dance scene from “Top Hat.” I can just imagine what a Wokester would say. “Both characters are white. Both characters are cis-gendered. Both characters are able-bodied. Where are the fat dyslexics in this scene?”

http://save-send-delete.blogspot.com/2021/12/the-power-of-art-v-power-of-dog-impact.html#comment-form

dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
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Very interesting.