Author Archives: Robstafarian

Version 1.2 of My Internationalized Dvorak Layout

I was pretty sure that I’d arrived at my perfect keyboard layout, but tonight I discovered one more character to which I’d like to have easy access. This version of the layout moves the pre-algebra style division symbol to the previous location of the upside down question mark, while the upside down question mark moves […]

Re: Imam says violence will ensue if Pk 51 isn’t built

Note: This is a direct reply to a forum post I encountered last Thursday. The text above the video on the page you linked greatly misconstrues what the Imam said in the video. If the author of that article has evidence to support his claim, he should present it. What the Imam said had nothing […]

Giving WindowMaker Another Try

Once upon a time, I was a Linux user who had just graduated from n00b to adventurer.  I loved the flexibility provided by Unix, and the freedom provided by open source software.  Minimalist graphical user interfaces appealed to me, before I ever dared to shed X entirely, and enlightenment was the greatest thing that ever […]

My Internationalized Dvorak Keyboard Layout Graduates to 1.1

After some thought, I decided that I didn’t really need the multiplication operator (deadkey + “equals”).  After all, it has been more than a decade since I was introduced to Algebra—when the “x” shape transitioned from operator to operand.  I next thought about what might be a suitable addition to that key, both in terms […]

My Internationalized Dvorak Keyboard Layout

This is an object lesson in the flexibility provided by two principles of Unix-like operating systems: 1. Everything is a file. 2. Almost every file is human-readable text. Most important to this project was a corollary to the second point: that which can be read can be edited. Searching Google for “Dvorak international layout” resulted […]

Better Late than Never

What follows is an impromptu essay I wrote one year, 10 months, and 22 days ago—the day my typewriter was delivered. It more or less explains why this site has seen so few posts. For as long as I have been tasked with writing, and especially over the course of the last two years, I […]

Fun with Free Software

I know I’ve left this site abandoned for far too long, and I may start posting some things I’ve written in the interim as a way to make up for lost time.  However, I finally have some new content I feel like sharing. After enjoying Computer World’s Easter Egg collection, I decided to have a […]