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Aaargh - Developing Muscle Memory Is So Hard

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It may require an effort, but it builds character. ;-)

Grats on the progress!

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New milestone, hit 42 wpm average on typeracer.
They now have me rated as pro!

I did all 16 lessons of Senselang this morning + 1 game of Meteor for each lesson.

Then went to typeracer and the first session ok but a few hours later went back to typeracer and
made 42 wpm.

It seems like I fall into a rut where I make the same mistake over and over again and the only way to get back on
track is to go back to basics and do the lessons over again.

My new typewriter is helping, although I chose to Mod it with Retro Steampunk Keys and it takes some getting used to .

but my Keyboard does look Rad.
Steampunk Keyboard

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Grats! Both on meaningful speed and meaningful steampunkery!

Indeed, when you find yourself repeating mistakes it's important that you don't persist banging your head against that wall as you'll only ingrain your error patterns!

Instead, take a deep breath and do something else.

On a side note: Did you know that you can also train typing by imagining that you're typing? :-) Only works after a certain level of mastery, but it's fascinating.

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I love this keyboard! What was involved in modding it?

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jfmcbrayer said:

I love this keyboard! What was involved in modding it?

I bought the Magiforce Keybaord with Gateron Brown Switches
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HH … UTF8&psc=1

Then I bought the Retro key cap set which is semi universal but definitely is perfect on the Qisan Magiforce
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6 … UTF8&psc=1

Very simple with the key cap puller that came with the keyboard, I pulled all the keys and replaced with the retro or I like to call it Steam Punk
keys.

Unlike the original keys that came with the keyboard the Retro Keys are all the same height so I changed the layout to Colemak and
all the Keys are even.

By the way the Gateron switches type like a dream. Super light actuation

Liked so much that I bought one for office and one for work.

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Nice! That sounds reasonably simple!

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jfmcbrayer said:

Nice! That sounds reasonably simple!

I'm two left thumbs, If I can do it anyone can.

Luckily the space bar was a simple pop in and out
didn't have the metal brackets that some keyboards do.

It took less than an hour.

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Slowly but surely my typing speed is increasing. I just hit 45wpm average in Typeracer.

I do have to admit that I've started cheating. If the score is under 42wpm I just stop on the last word and refresh the screen.

But my proficiency is increasing almost all are above 40WPM.

I have found that it helps if I stop Typeracer for a day ar so. Go back to basics with lessons on Sense Lang and than return to typeracer.

Seems that after a few days memory of the keys and mistakes begin to get reinforced and I have to go back to basics to move forward.

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haha - typeracer efficiencies i call them, that and skipping any texts that look obviously long/difficult ;)

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