No idea where these duckings came from. I'm guessing the mother was trying to keep them from the seagulls but now it's time to get them to the pond.
These lovely people were helping the
seagulls' lunch ducklings get to the pond without getting crushed by impatient motorists.
Charlotte made this raspberry and amaretti semifreddo in what I can only assume is a calculated attempt to kill me. I was thinking the other day that I need to start a pension but now I'm not going to bother.
As I mentioned I've been experimenting with my desk setup. I've wanted to try a split ortholinear keyboard for ages and one came up on mechmarket for a really good price so I decided to give it a try. I've not used lubed switches before and they're so nice. They make such a great sound and they're super smooth to type on. They've got a lovely, hearty "clack" as they bottom out.
Coding on a 40% is a bit of a challenge but since it can be programmed with QMK, I've been able to add macros for the stuff I do frequently in Vim and tmux and, after a day, I'm getting used to where everything is.
Once my RoPro arrives, I'm not sure how much use this is going to get, but it's still very fun to type on for now!
It has made me realise that GMK Dots is probably going to be too challenging on an ortho board. Fortunately, MT3 Serika is on the horizon, but I have this SA Vilebloom/WinMX retro mashup to use in the meantime.
My cheat sheet. Not laminating it because it keeps changing!
Turn your sound on for some sweet, sweet clacking
The longer I live with a cat, the more convinced I become that they're not meant to be pets. I think we're the pets. These guys have put up a sign of instructions on how to interact with this cat.
I've always been fairly blinkered in my pursuit of simplicity regarding my work setup. The goal being the ability to easily work at any desk, with minimal dependencies.
Perkins and Charlie introduced me to the magic of mechanical keyboards a while ago and, whilst I loved them as objects; masterpieces of over-engineering, and a bizarre way to communicate your personality, they were incompatible with my pursuit of minimalism.
We've had a few new starters at work recently, and it's meant that I've been relegated to a desk downstairs, and I've been exploring new setups. I don't like Apple's Magic Mouse. I don't really like their keyboard either. It was the perfect opportunity to try my new keyboard! I was recommended a trackball, so I grabbed one of those and I haven't really looked back. Getting used to an ANSI enter key has probably been the most difficult part of all this. And the fact that my backtick/tilde key is on the other side of my board. Other than that, it's been a rousing success. To the point that I don't want to work from home, as I don't have this setup there and it's kinda annoying. In a way, this is confirmation of my prior commitment to minimalism, but my productivity at my desk has definitely increased. Even if it's only because these Cherry MX Browns are lovely to type on; if it works, it works, right?
It's so nice to have an escape key back! Remapping Caps to Escape is fine, but nothing beats Esc!
For the nerds: