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.