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Colemak via Tarmak

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within the next few weeks I hope to finally finally get my loft conversion/home study finished so I will at long last have somewhere to use my Filco mechanical. That will be a happy day indeed. Typing could reach new highs of satisfaction..

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haha just realised shai lives in dublin so it is..

i owe him a guiness to be sure

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Is that the right one? Shai used to live in Israel, and the one in Dublin doesn't seem to have anything keyboardy in his github repos.

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top of the mornin' to ya dreymar

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaicoleman

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Yeah, that's the one I found too, and... whaddoyaknow?

LinkedIn said:

Projects

    Colemak Keyboard Layout
    Starting January 2006

    Developed Colemak, an award-winning keyboard layout designed as an alternative to the QWERTY keyboard layout. It allows faster, efficient and pain-free typing on all standard keyboards. It has become the third most popular keyboard layout for touch typing in English after QWERTY and Dvorak, and is now included by default with all flavours of Linux, BSD, Android, Mac OSX and iOS.

    Team members:
            Shai Coleman

Well, top o' the mornin' to ya both then! ^ _^

Also, this:

LinkedIn also said:

Languages
    English    Native or bilingual proficiency
    Hebrew    Native or bilingual proficiency
    Spanish    Full professional proficiency
    French    Full professional proficiency
    Portuguese    Professional working proficiency
    Italian    Professional working proficiency

¡Buongiorno e bom dia, señor Shai! La vache!!!

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céad míle fáilte - I hope you're both working hard on adding Gaelic to the list?

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finally finally finally got the home office up and running so the filco is back in action

it is quite weird to be typing on it again -  very different to the logitech mush i'm used to at work

and also its  a minila which is a bit different as well

couple of days in though and its already feeling a bit more natural

its noisy as hell -  i love it!

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new years resolution is to start properly touch typing the no. row

hopefully won't be too challenging

filco speed getting back up to normal - just got a 73 on 10FF with it which is not too far off

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just hit an 84 with the filco on typeracer, 100%

happy with that..

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big push now for improved accuracy

come to the conclusion that i enjoy typing when its over 98% accurate, below that I find it frustrating

need to work on a smooth flow, and being better at spotting when I need to slow down

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Oh, yeah, 98.5% accuracy is smoooooth! But I get annoyed by the constant retyping if I set my Amphetype threshold above 97%.

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I'm wondering whether the famous adage by greg lemond applies to typing, i.e. it doesn't get any easier, you just get faster

I dream of getting to a nirvana like state where I rarely make an error

anyone actually achieve this?

or does the fact that you tend to type at the limit of your max speed, always mean that typos are a fact of life?

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bph said:

I'm wondering whether the famous adage by greg lemond applies to typing, i.e. it doesn't get any easier, you just get faster

I dream of getting to a nirvana like state where I rarely make an error

anyone actually achieve this?

or does the fact that you tend to type at the limit of your max speed, always mean that typos are a fact of life?

From watching some of the fastest guys in typeracer, they're still making plenty of errors:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P6bnhTgY0U

I think when you are going for max speed, its inevitable. If you're at 100% accuracy, you're probably not going at max speed, unless you get that perfect race. It's a tradeoff really. Sacrifice a bit off max speed for better accuracy (and often times your speed will be better anyway from less mistakes). But for absolute max speed, you just blast as fast as possible and accept that you're gonna make errors sometimes, and just hope that you don't

I too prefer a nirvana like state that's error free

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Just like playing Clash Royale (fun game, btw!), it's very dependent on my state of mind once I've reached a certain level. I can't always tell whether I'm in the right flow before I start, but some days are rocky and others beautiful. Some days I scrape by at 60 WPM and barely 97% accuracy, others it's a smooth sailing at 75 WPM and 98.5% accuracy. There are times when this tells me that I'm more stressed out than I thought I were. Insightful. :-)

MisterW: That sounds right.

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completed amphetype lessons on the 1000 most common words

now applying paretos principle, pulling out the most damaging 200 and generating further lessons from them

all on 60wpm and 98% accuracy

(wow - its seriously hard)

heres my most damaging 200 from the top 1000

voice poem stretch raise bright nation straight captain solve natural consonant serve throw milk noise dictionary favor nothing separate jump chance crowd thousand edge pretty double black bought person product observe shop original money check pitch verb shine mountain century several hair instrument practice answer bank visit unit gather spread rain pound train band length bell corn shape hundred reply string govern notice truck glad compare soft speed coat material scale electric knew toward strange children invent behind past woman nine skill rule measure stream camp study true wonder song sign glass describe short school good family type draw division subtract vowel grass arrange idea support season depend burn gentle guide spring beauty caught stay rest plural rock substance decimal blow planet game chord blood five door street solution love pull appear touch exercise square fruit laugh told soldier road mind port excite melody such remember quotient village energy drink skin born still begin done determine fall cotton produce vary broad opposite heavy push rise wife hill break baby grand quart crease meant moment watch fish size beat half metal molecule multiply speech enough base trouble course settle store tail deal dark better rope fact happy kept consider smile steam
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can i replace 'seriously hard' with 'borderline impossible'?

somethings got to give.. I think it may have to be the wpm

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Yeah, for your most problematic words I'd recommend a threshold of 55 WPM at 97% accuracy. Then, repeat that test until it's faster and smoother.

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well i'm persevering with the 60wpm and 98% accuracy in the spirit of the labours of hercules. I have a feeling i'll get there, but it will be a challenge

i've passed 5 of 33 tests

those 5 tests took 39 attempts

lets not try and extrapolate..

i think i'm right in saying it should get easier as my most damaging words should be at the start and get progressively less so through the lessons?

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My observation is that these tests quickly get a lot easier, i.e. the first few are really really hard, but this drops off quickly..

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73 last ten average on typeracer

new all time high

rank 87.8% - closing in on the top decile

I wonder if the targeted amphetype training is paying off?

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It should. I've been typing a lot of text in Amphetype the last week or so, to drill in the new Curl(DH) mod, and that has certainly paid off big time. Typing is both fun and pleasant and flows quite smoothly, only a short time after yet another layout tweak. Nice! So with focused drills, I suppose the gains will be even greater (albeit at the cost of some training fun...?).

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75 last ten average on typeracer - woop!

rank 89.2%

megaracer status for the 1st time now looking potentially feasible rather than utterly impossible..

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78wpm 10FF

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new analysis features in typeracer are quite nice

the word count per section really hits home how errors destroy your wpm

also gives me hope as I can see I'm regularly typing (short sections) > 100 wpm!

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just posted a 91wpm on typeracer topping out at 127wpm

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