Tuesday, January 25, 21:30 CST
Where to start?

My new keyboard arrived, and I've been using it for a while. Wasn't sure at first, but I like it quite a bit after getting used to it. The biggest downside is that making the switch between this and a regular layout is a little confusing. It's a Datadesk (merged with Darwin Keyboards recently, I guess) SmartBoard, a split design with actual mechanical, non-mushy keyswitches and a good feel to it. Maybe I'll write a review after I've used it a little longer.

I took an anti-inflammatory for my wrists for 10 days or so, and I've obviously been using the computer less lately (note date of last changes to this page). Seems to have helped some, so I'll give it a while longer before going back to the doctor. What'd probably be good for me would be to quit typing completely for a month or 3, but I'm fairly certain I just couldn't do it.

I finished reading The Complete Amber Chronicles, a single-volume paperback with all of Roger Zelazny's Amber books. Fantasy on a big scale. Emphatically not unoriginal crap obviously derived from a shallow reading of Tolkien with, which is always a good start. The first 5 books were excellent, the second 5 a little weaker by the end, but still well worth reading. Presented as a single volume, they read like a couple of mostly seamless novels. Seemed like a great way to read them to me, but I can see how it might be a little much.

At the moment, I'm re-reading Tigana, by Guy G. Kay, which I still think is the best single volume fantasy I've ever read. Well, with the possible exception of The Lions of Al-Rassan.

Hmm. Other stuff. Lots of it. Later, I guess.