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Subject:in which there is much reflection and little action
Time:12:02 am
Slowly but surely, I'm working on the fine art of saving myself time and energy. Also closing tabs. ... okay, I lie about closing tabs; I have around 63 open at the moment. Which is pretty low! Actually it's about 10 lower than it'd've been maybe a month ago, so! ... And I wonder why my computer yells at me.

\o\ I set up my secondary email and the email I sign up with things with (it forwards to my main email; I tried setting that one up, too, but Yahoo! apparently demands that one give them money for the honour of using a proper email client) in Thunderbird and ... sort of trained the spam filter. A little.


Strangely, I keep changing the keyboard settings to Hindi today instead of Japanese. At this rate, I may have to remove a few keyboard options. I do like being able to hit ctrl+shift a few times to type русский язык or 日本語, though. Or at least theoretically I can type in Cyrillic; I'm unfamiliar with the transliteration they're using and I certainly have no idea what I'm doing if I, say, set it to act like a Russian keyboard. ... I should really get around to looking through the Learn Russian book kiraboo gave me for my birthday more, but then I haven't gotten much farther with German or Japanese lately, either. I've practiced Japanese more than German, but mainly kanji (through Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten) and not much of that, either.


I still need to bind a key I don't use to alt-gr on this computer.... I did it on flypPC a while ago (with the right-alt, though I do apparently use that, so I think I may bind it to Insert or whatever the key brings up the right-click menu instead. Only the right-click key is potentially useful as I try to avoid using my mouse more than necessary, so I suppose it'd be Insert. I never intentionally click that.), but I haven't gotten around to it on pinaPC. Possibly it's piñaPC, rather than pinaPC, but I might as well give it a proper name. Whenever flypPC's replaced with a different box (hopefully not anytime soon, though the monitor's half-dead and is being replaced with a much larger one), I might name it albertoPC. It'd probably only be funny to me, but that's who matters there, right?



It snowed today.
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tcherniak
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Time:2009-12-08 05:01 pm (UTC)
try out my tool, maybe it will help:

http://ok-board.com
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eevee
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Time:2009-12-08 06:22 pm (UTC)
how is this more convenient than switching keyboard layouts?
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tcherniak
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Time:2009-12-09 04:32 am (UTC)
well, first of all, you need for it only one layout. English or any other Latin based. With any English character or combination of any character and a special sign as ' or ` you make any character of any available language.

For instance, French layout in addition to 26 English letters has 8 own ones. Moreover, positions of the letters in the French (France) layout are absolutely different from the English layout. So, if you know the English layout by heart, you are still blind in France...

To be short, there is a youtube movie about ok-board.com on its homepage. It will take you 2 minutes to understand how it works.

Sincerely,

Serge.
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eevee
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Time:2009-12-09 08:41 pm (UTC)
I get how it works, but, well. I don't know any European keyboard layouts, but I can already type in Français just fine with a compose key, which is what surskitty is using. áéíóú, äëïöü, àèìòù, ȧėȯ, ãẽĩõũ, ēīū. It looks like your app is doing pretty much the same thing, except this already works in any application.

I'm sure it's useful for people who don't know how to configure their keyboards, but I don't think we're your target audience.
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tcherniak
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Time:2009-12-10 04:11 am (UTC)
most of the internet users, especially not native inglish speakers are my target audience. :)
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surskitty
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Time:2009-12-10 01:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't think that'd help me much, particularly since while I haven't looked up how to turn a key I don't use into compose again, I did add an ibus setting that'd function as compose so I can type things like Pokémon without typing é or something similar.

It's probably useful for some people, but....
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