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Christopher James Willcock

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Tag: Acquired

My Keyboard

The daily duo; my keyboard and mouse.

I acquired my Ergodox kit from Massdrop.

I have Colemak at power-on, Qwerty-toggle on the top-outermost index position on each hand, and a third layer, which I seldom use, for the right-hand numpad. It was 5 hours of soldering for an out-of-practice fellow like me. The hundred-and-some SMD diodes should be thrown far into the woods gave me some years back on my technique.

This purchase amounted to 350 USD in 2015.

Once the Ergodox was programmed and in daily use, I found no need to favour sore wrists.

After a short time spent considering how this fit in with my desk, my mouse snuck in between the two halves. There wasn’t room to the right, but that desk-estate in the middle there is lucky.

A larger desk, like my 2016 office desk would be better.

Also five keys for each hand and attached to my chair would be handy closer at hand handsome good for my posture.

I could type in sexagesimal chords.

On second thought, it would be six keys per hand, there being a palm button.

Better yet, palm trackball on the right with palm masher on the left (-click)!

Are you an aficionado of human-machine interaction builds? Post about your keyboard, etc. and mention this post so I can hear about yours.

I purchased the digital download of Old Man Luedecke’s shiny new live album, One Night Only! Live at the Chester Playhouse.

I was lucky to take in Old Man Luedecke’s performance on this tour in my hometown of Summerside last year. He is a superb storyteller and a great performer. I enjoyed it very much.

I had the chance to shake his hand after the show and say hi. I let him know his music was a constant companion of mine as I spent a lot of time working on my computer and often choose one album to listen to on repeat all day long. It’s a fairly short list of albums I choose from most of the time.

I mentioned that my favourite music of his was Monsanto Jones and I was hoping he might have played it, but of course, I enjoyed the show. He spoke lively, “Oh, you should have told me! We could have played it.”

I asked, “What, just shout out from the crowd?”

“Yeah,” he said. “Sure!”

I told him,  “I will the next time” and I really hope he’s not annoyed about it the next time I see him on stage, because I won’t forget!

He only spoke with me for a moment, then excused himself to collect a beverage before we made our separate ways back into the Harbourfront Theatre auditorium where Breabach was taking to the stage.

Thanks Aaron for inviting me out!

Here’s this little tune I like so much, Monsanto Jones. Now I need to listen to this new album which has long since finished downloading!