Friday, May 19, 2017

Don't switch to Dvorak: Video and notes

Some notes:

  • I'm not going to say that I made this video just for the sake of doing that keyboard scrambling animation, but that was something that I really wanted to do.
  • This was the first video that I made with After Effects in mind from the time I started the animation process (I did Video games are hacking my brain! in After Effects, but that was a late decision), which strikes me as being a much better workflow once I actually start to understand After Effects. 
  • I realize as I write this that it's been not quite a year since I switched to Dvorak (early June, 2016), and I've completely forgotten how QWERTY works now, which makes using anyone else's computer excessively awkward.
  • As noted in the description, I got a lot of inspiration for this from Episode 29 of the Cortex podcast - that was the thing that convinced me to try making the change, and I have had so many fewer RSI issues since. 

1 comment:

  1. Came across your video. I switched back to QWERTY from Colemak about 3 years ago. I wasn't making much progress with Colemak after it being close to 2 years of usage, plus there were other reasons.
    I wrote about my experiences on my blog.

    To be honest I'm currently tempted to switch to Dvorak because after 3 years with QWERTY, i am still not able to type a single sentence without making tons of mistakes. I've peaked at 40WPM on typeracer as well.