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Small improvements to keyboard layout

There is a new post on my medium account about new experiment I'm starting and how to setup it for yourself: https://medium.com/@krzychukula/customizing-keyboard-layout-on-mac-572327b031dd#.w6hcwik6z

TLDR:
Remapping Caps-Lock to Backspace and disabling standard BackspaceSwitching Right Command and Option(Alt) for writing in Polish

Book Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

I've posted the review on Medium - mostly because the editor is much better and some people have problems reading on Blogger.

https://medium.com/@krzychukula/book-review-deep-work-by-cal-newport-97b15ef26265

The Strange and Marvelous World of Keyboards

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes.


Not long ago while watching one of the presentations of Andrew Sorensen (I recommend The Concert Programmer as well by the way) that he is using a really funny looking keyboard. I started googling it and found out the strange and marvelous world of keyboards that I had no idea existed.

I want to note here some most notable things that I had learned and maybe you can learn something in the process.

At first I was exploring Keyboards, then started exploring keyboard layouts and ended up back in the hardware land at the end.

So let's start with the keyboard that inspired this whole quest: Kinesis Advantage

I found this video review to be most useful to get an idea how it looks and works.


Mini review:
+ It's ergonomic with mechanical keys (that's a good thing)
+ Your thumbs can do something useful instead of just hitting on 'space'
- 'Esc' and Function keys are really small and cheap.
- No arrow keys
- It's really expensi…