At Least They Are Consistent…

Fri, Jun 6

I’ve been searching for an “ergonomic” keyboard recently and figured I owed it to myself to give one of the Microsoft split keyboards a go.

The keyboard is fine, if not unusual. I find myself spending a fair amount of time looking at the keys as I type since my index fingers have typically done this goofy crossing-over each other reaching for keys that should of been handled by another finger (alas, the split keyboard idea). If nothing else, my typing is much slower and more methodical. The jury is still out on whether this is the best solution of me to ease some of the stress of typing…

What I find rathering amusing is that MS pops up the following warning during the install process:

If you’ve spent any amount of time working on an MS platform, or even if not and you’ve read about the frustrations, you’ll understand the irony behind this dialog and why as a Mac user, it’s amusing.

For what it’s worth, I’ve decided to make Friday’s posts things that are not as much tips as something more on the humorous side. If you have ideas and suggestions, drop me a note.


I wonder if the MS developers who decided that a restart was required did so as a knee-jerk reaction, or if there really is some dependency that a simple script couldn’t resolve?

by Keith on Jun 9, 2008. #

Good question Keith, I had the exact same thought. For their sake, I hope it was the later.

by john on Jun 9, 2008. #