« March 29, 2023 | Main | March 31, 2023 »

March 30, 2023

What type are you?


Long story short: Monkeytype offers a chance to quantify your typing skills.

From the website:

Monkeytype is a minimalistic and customizable typing test.
It features many test modes, an account system to save your typing speed history, and user-configurable features such as themes, sounds, a smooth caret, and more.
Monkeytype attempts to emulate the experience of natural keyboard typing during a typing test, by unobtrusively presenting the text prompts and displaying typed characters in-place, providing straightforward, real-time feedback on typos, speed, and accuracy.
Test yourself in various modes, track your progress and improve your speed.

Free, the way we like it.

March 30, 2023 at 04:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tardigrade walking across a glass slide

Note that this video shows the underside of the tardigrade: the camera was positioned beneath the slide.

Much more about tardigrades here.

March 30, 2023 at 12:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

CHERRY Slidepad Arm/Wrist Rest

Screenshot 2023-03-27 at 12.00.11 PM

I've been using a Belkin gel wrist rest for my mousing hand since forever but lately even its smooth fabric surface has become a little irritating against my skin.

I had my Crack Research Team©® see if there's anything new in this department and indeed there is: the CHERRY device pictured above and below.

Unlike other wrist rests with adhesive surfaces underneath meant to stay put on your desk,

Screenshot 2023-03-27 at 12.21.38 PM

this one has four slippery contact points (above) to enable the support to move along with your arm

and thus prevent friction between skin and tool.

Screenshot 2023-03-27 at 11.59.42 AM

Rather than gel padding like in the Belkin, the CHERRY employs memory foam to cushion your wrist.

I like it.

Screenshot 2023-03-27 at 11.59.54 AM

Strange looking in a good way, like it might be right at home on the holodeck of the Enterprise.

Screenshot 2023-03-27 at 12.21.15 PM

Symmetrical so it works with either arm; you can use two for typing.



March 30, 2023 at 08:30 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

« March 29, 2023 | Main | March 31, 2023 »