After resisting the temptation to indulge in an exotic keyboard for my entire programming career, I switched to a Kinesis Advantage360 this week.
As a frequent sufferer of repetitive strain injury, I’d been watching out for the release of the Advantage360 since reading Martin Fowler and Avdi Grimm’s reviews of its predecessor.
I like to think of myself as having simple tastes, rejecting indulgent customisation and configuration of hardware and software beyond the basics. This week, I found myself using a keycap puller to replace keys and getting giddy about the fact I can turn my
Ctrlwhen holding it down.
An equally exciting purchase this week was the arrival of a replacement lower basket for our dishwasher.
My recent focus on re2 led me to write up a refactoring wishlist. Unfortunately, a combination of the clocks changing and a badly-timed childhood illness means I’ve made very little progress.
I’ve talked about my tendency to busy myself with “jobs” and am making an effort to recognise this as less a personality quirk and more a possibly destructive form of obsession. On cue, the extractor fan in the windowless utility room where I do most of my bread-making stopped working. Rather than tackling it immediately, I forced myself to leave it until the weekend.
Several days later, without me getting involved, it started working again.
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